Trainor Fairbrook senior shareholder Charles Trainor describes the law firm's aesthetic as an integration of contemporary and antique Asian culture. This 18th century samurai warrior doll came from an antique store in San Francisco. In celebration of Boy's Day, the Japanese traditionally displayed warrior dolls and hung kites from poles outside their homes.

Arts & Aesthetics

Fine art collections serve as on-site museums for some of Sacramento’s culture-loving companies.

Mar 31, 2014 Ken James

Fresh Fruit

A Sacramento landmark is ripe for revitalization

With ground set to break on an entertainment and sports complex said to include state-of-the-art technology, owners of Downtown Plaza’s next-door neighbor, the California Fruit Building, have a high-tech makeover plan of their own.

Mar 1, 2014 Allison Joy
D&S Development rehabilitated the century-old Maydestone building at 15th and J streets in 2011. It now holds 32 small apartments with original design elements.

Hidden Treasures

Why Sacramento developers love historic remodels

Burke Fathy isn’t sure whether the building that housed Sacramento’s first Police Department will be converted to offices or apartments, but, as the managing partner of Sutter Capitol Group, he is sure the original architectural elements will stay.

Mar 1, 2014 Bill Sessa
In preparation for Sacramento Fashion Week, Kouri is putting in long hours. “It’s crazy. I’m thinking, ‘Why am I doing this?’ I could just not be doing anything and sleep in,” he says. But he says his passion is more important than the extra zzzs. “It doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are, you can still end up stitching designs until the last minute.”

Styling Sacramento

Backstage with local designer Nolan Kouri as he prepares for Sacramento Fashion Week. 

Feb 1, 2014 Mia Lopez

Philanthropy Isn’t What It Used to Be

Acuity with Crocker CEO Lial Jones

Since August 1999, Lial Jones has served as director of the Crocker Art Museum. During her tenure, she has led a capital campaign that successfully raised more than $120 million to finance the Teel Family Pavilion, a 125,000-square-foot addition that opened in October of 2010.

Dec 1, 2013 Douglas Curley

Hard Art

Metal Designer Thomas Ramey

Sacramento has not been kind to Thomas Ramey, though he loves the city and hopes it will someday let him succeed. A Southern California transplant, he’s accustomed to clients who value his contemporary metal sculptures, modern architectural design elements and hand-fabricated furniture.

Dec 1, 2013 Kibkabe Araya

Responsive Design

Creative Director Phil Tretheway

In today’s on-demand marketplace of real-time information delivered to mobile devices at lightening speeds, smart design is crucial for business success. And as the creative half of marketing firm Position Interactive, Phil Tretheway, 34, knows that without strategic and compelling design, consumers will pass his clients by.

Dec 1, 2013 Kibkabe Araya

Spacial Vision

Interior Designer Katrina Stumbos

Within three and a half years, 26-year-old Katrina Stumbos has transitioned from college graduate to business owner.

In her newly minted office on Fair Oaks Boulevard, Stumbos invites clients to brainstorm their dream spaces inside her treasure trove of fabrics, woods, wallpapers and tiles.

Dec 1, 2013 Kibkabe Araya

Styles to Strut

Fashion designer Richard Hallmarq

It’s been an extraordinary couple of years for Richard Hallmarq, the 41-year-old Sacramento native who last year made his fashion debut on national television and is now gearing up for New York Fashion Week from his design studio inside the Sacramento Art Complex on K Street.

Dec 1, 2013 Kibkabe Araya
Photo by Ken James  (http://www.kjamesimages.com/)

Capital Ink Tattoo

Mikhail Chernyavsky, host of the video series “Emerge” for Comstock’s magazine, sits down with the owner of Capital Ink Tattoo, Irish Cash, to learn about what it takes to start a business as a young entrepreneur.

Oct 31, 2013 Christine Calvin