Q/A with Mary Benenati, founder and owner of Onward Art & Design, a fanciful interior design store that presents design in the context of a living space, using an playful mix of furniture, objects and art.
Telegraph Brewing Company, 418 North Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, presents the fine art photography and bicycle restoration work of Santa Barbara resident, Michael Blake. His exhibit features a series of metal printed photography that thoughtfully captures his year long restoration of a 1951 Schwinn Cycle Truck, which was once operated by the United States Postal Service. Michael’s 45 prints exhibit beautiful perspectives that bring the bicycle’s iconic details to light, before and after it’s rejuvenation. Viewers are brought in close to see how sixty years of rusted character are contrasted with refreshed paint and re-plated metal.
For 16 years, The Brewhouse Santa Barbara has been many things to many people: the setting for a lively Saturday night, the spot for an after-work beer with friends or co-workers, the headquarters for a casual weekday lunch, the meeting place for a gang of friends to hit a Sunday brunch where they make their own pancakes.
Telegraph Brewing Company uses only ingredients grown domestically west of the Rockies to brew American and Belgian-influenced craft beers at its production facility, housed in a renovated World War II-era Quonset hut downtown. Natural light fills the tasting room, minimizing the brewery’s electrical usage, and all of the brewery’s operations are conducted with an eye on sustainability and resource efficiency.
Wall Space Gallery is pleased to showcase the creative photographic eye of Tipper Gore in support of the Pacific Pride Foundation. Join them during the first weekend in October to view these special photographs, many never before on view to the public. Behind the Lens celebrates the photographic creativity and view behind the lens of Tipper Gore. The gallery is thrilled to showcase her view of the people and cultures of the world, and provides an intimate look at the vibrancy of the human spirit.
When it comes to creating beautiful jewelry, Santa Barbara designer Kimberly Vyn knows the ropes. The formally trained gemologist and avid sailor has combined her love of gems with a passion for all things nautical in her Nauti Collection. Her handcrafted necklaces, earrings and bracelets combine leather, suede, gold vermeil and sterling silver with ethically-sourced freshwater pearls. “Growing up in and around the water, I’m inspired by the ocean and everything in it,” explains Vyn, a lifelong sailor who came up with the idea for her jewelry after a trip to the West Indies.
There’s a phrase in business known as “economies of scale,” and customers at Arch Rock are reaping the benefits. The recently acquired Arch Rock (formerly Arch Rock Fish) is now part of the Santa Barbara–based Genuine Restaurant Concepts family, which also includes Brophy Bros, The Cliff Room, On the Alley (OTA), Benchmark eatery and the classic Farmer Boy Restaurant (re-opening 2015). GRC’s purchase power generates savings, which it then passes on to customers.
Our writers did a Q/A with Hayley Bridges, principal designer and co-founder of Industry Home, which features locally designed and manufactured original furniture, lighting, home décor items, vintage finds, local art and custom furniture.
As summer comes to an end in Santa Barbara and the kids are back in school, it’s the perfect time to renovate the heart of your home into a space you will love. Just in time, Reed Interiors is launching an exclusive new kitchen and bath collection, featuring European-style designs tailored to match any lifestyle.
Like the fleets that sailed the world during the Age of Discovery, Armada Wine & Beer Merchant owners Jaime Heer and Tucker Huget travel far and wide to stock their half-year-old tasting room, a chic, welcoming brightly lit space in the courtyard of the San Marcos building downtown.