From the summer's best beach read to secrets to a stylish bookshelf, the stories our editors are reading, loving, and sharing this week.

Aislyn Greene  – August 15, 2013

A City Garden with a Spectacular View –> Gardenista

“I’m having a serious case of backyard envy after peeping Gardenista’s profile of a small-space gem (pictured above). The graphic elements, sculptural plants, and Midcentury modern-style outdoor furniture are cool enough, but then add in the amazing San Francisco view and you’ve got one heck of a party-ready yard. Where’s my invite?” — Jessica Mordo, senior editor,

Sunset Magazine’s ‘House of Innovation’ Listed For Sale –> Curbed San Francisco

“I’m fresh off of a trip to Seabrook, Washington, where we shot this year’s Idea House. So it was fun to see this listing on Curbed for our 2006 Idea House. It was billed “The House of Innovation,” was built in Alamo, and can be yours for a cool $5 million.” — Joanna Linberg, senior home editor

4 No-Fail Secrets to a Stylish Bookshelf –> Pop Sugar Home

“A few years back, I color-coded my books to create a chic and colorful decorative effect across multiple shelving units. But now that time has passed, I’m ready for a new look. These easy tricks shared by Pop Sugar Home are not only doable, but also will reinvigorate the reading nook in my living room.” — Jessica Mordo, senior editor,

Where’d You Go, Bernadette –> Maria Semple

“It’s been on my must-read list all summer but I finally picked it up last weekend…and proceeded to tear through it in a matter of days. Loved the brilliant storytelling; brave, precocious Bee; and Seattle’s presence as the novel’s fourth main character. Oh, and I’m ready to book my passage to Antarctica.” — Aislyn Greene, assistant editor

Experiencing SF through Time-Lapse –> The Bold Italic

“I’m kind of a sucker for time-lapse films. Here, The Bold Italic spotlights San Francisco-based time-lapse filmmaker Ken Murphy and shares two gorgeous examples of his work. These videos have made me fall in love with my city all over again.” — Jessica Mordo, senior editor,

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