Bird Dog, Palo Alto
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To add an edge to the Robert Kelly Woodcarving birds that adorn the restaurant, Bisco Smith—whose work is inspired by graffiti and street art—was enlisted to
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Dish It Out
Bird Dog uses plates from a number of ceramicists, including Mary Mar Keenan of MMclay and Wynne Noble of Noble Plateware (whose Watercolor line is shown here).
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For the interior design, the Wilsons collaborated with L.A.-based Jamie Bush, who suggested the wood, brass and handblown glass Dome table lamp by Allied Maker for the bar.
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“The lines are beautiful; the stem is delicate; and the rim is thin, but the overall glasses are surprisingly resilient,” says owner Emily Perry Wilson of the stemware by Austria's Zalto.
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No detail is overlooked at Bird Dog—from the leather-wrapped door handles that greet you to the recordings of Jacques Pépin playing in the bathrooms.
Originally published in the July/August issue of Silicon Valley
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