Author Archives: Cantilever Design

About Cantilever Design

Designs for Modern Luxury is a blog by Karman Ng, principal of Cantilever Design, an award-winning interior design firm located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Always reading, researching and reveling in “the best of design” for himself and his clients, Karman began his blog as a way to share his thoughts and finds-from furniture to fashion to food. Karman hopes his blog fosters dialogue and sharing of design-related products, news, tips, ideas and secrets so that everyone can enjoy a little bit more modern luxury in their lives. For more information about Cantilever Design, visit http:///www.cantilever-design.com or follow Karman at http://twitter.com/karmanng.

A Design Aficianado’s Guide to Modern Baby Cribs

When my daughter was born five years ago, the modern baby furniture movement was nascent. As much as I tried to do something modern for her room, the furniture choices were almost non-existent.  In the end, I ended up putting … Continue reading

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Project Pictures – Mid-Century Makeover: Two Bathrooms, One Eichler (Part 1)

Amongst mid-century modern-philes like myself, a Joseph Eichler house is like a piece of Eames furniture: a fine example of accessible and timeless modern design.  Because Joseph Eichler was actually a prolific developer, not an architect like most surmise, Eichlers … Continue reading

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Project Pictures – Marina Chic: A Modern Bathroom for Modern Woman

Recently I completed one of my favorite client bathrooms to date.   My client was a busy, single, female, high-tech sales executive who lived in a cozy, stylish, penthouse condo in the Marina district in San Francisco.  When she first … Continue reading

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House Porn: The Hottest House You’ll Ever See

It’s been too long since I last blogged.  Why you ask?  The holidays?  Nope.  New Years?  Nope.  Why then?  Where have you been?  What have you been doing?  Two words: House porn.  I am addicted.  Sites like  Corcoran, Hilton & … Continue reading

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DIFFA Dining by Design SF 2009: Part 2 – The Event

After toiling about six months to design and fabricate our space, from Cary and I’s first conversations to the last nail we hammered in at our studio (OK, my garage), DBD had arrived on November 18 and 19.  The first … Continue reading

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DIFFA Dining by Design SF 2009: Part 1 – The Build

PART 1 – THE BUILD How I built this space from scratch in 6 months for DIFFA’s Dining by Design SF 2009. THE CONTEXT Even before I began my design business, Dining by Design (DBD) has always been one of … Continue reading

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The Bachelor Pod

So I was reading an interesting story in yesterday’s New York Times about the “Decline and Fall of the Bachelor Pad.”  To summarize, the recession, particularly in New York where swank bachelor pads were de rigeur among the banker boys, … Continue reading

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