If you're like me, your stumbles through the city have unwittingly exposed you to a variety of fascinating street art. Or maybe you're one of those cool hipsters who hangs out in the Mission, purposefully searching out every spraypainted wall your houndstooth-wearing soul can find. Either way, you may be in luck, as the 1AM mobile app allows the street art lover or creator to snap pics, and share their favorite local urban Picassos.
With a plethora of crowd-funded projects in the works around the Bay Area, it's hard to know where to focus your energy (and your wallet). Well, we'll tell you. From a climbing wall on Market Street to a wearable conversation-starter to cookies with a surprise ingredient, chip in to help fund these five locally-grown projects.
Over half a million visitors from across the globe have travelled from Pier 33 to see the provocative and reflective exhibition, @Large: Ai Weiwei – and with good reason. Located on our most infamous island in The Bay, Alcatraz is the destination for locals and vacationers alike to experience a world-class affair where art meets activism.
Homepolish designer Benedetta Amadi transformed her Liberty Hill home, once "Home Depot modern" (as new construction usually is) into a collected, travel-inspired vision—with a Scandinavian accent. The Italy-born designer, who moved to San Francisco from New York in 2013, is drawn to the organic minimalism of Scandinavian design, with its raw woods and cozy textiles.
Remember Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin futuristic living space in Biodome? Google matches that, and raises you a babbling brook, running paths, and thousands of tech-savvy geniuses. Swooping buildings offering canopy-style roofs and a surrounding natural landscape, gives the future Googleplex a leg-up in the corporate office world.
With views of the Peninsula's western hills, ultra-modern appliances, and skyscraping ceilings, this not-so-humble abode gives Silicon Valley a very good name.
The 25-seat Tenderloin bistro Huxley, which opened last fall, is the debut effort of Kris Esqueda (Saison, Sons & Daughters) and executive chef Sara Hauman (Bar Agricole). Its rustic, heartfelt menu includes the charred squid salad, full of California staples such as avocado, cilantro, and mint. The simple dish can be tailored to fit any season: Substitute chickpeas with lentils or quinoa for a hearty, cold-weather meal or, Hauman recommends, wait for summer to add sweet tomatoes for the perfect picnic salad.
From acne boot camp and energy healing facials to dermatological help and more, here are the best treatments the Bay Area has to offer for your gorgeous visage.
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