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How-To: Create Soft, Smoky Eyes for Spring

When we wanted to recreate the softer, smoky eye seen on the runway alongside spring 2009 collections from such designers as Carolina Herrera and DSquared and make it work for everyday wear, we turned to San Francisco makeup artist Stacy McClure for answers.

McClure, who’s worked with famous faces from laid-back Tracy Chapman to British rapper Lady Sovereign and regularly preps the faces of Bay Area brides, distilled the process into five simple steps.

Decorative Tiles by Diane Winters

Sometimes it's the little things that truly make a home - a detail or two that shows the owner's true style and devotion to the space. We think Diane Winters' handmade tiles might be just the personal touch a home needs. Her work is influenced by Art Deco and Arts & Crafts styles; no wonder we love the thought of a few of these at the entrance of an East Bay bungalow. Handcrafted by Winters at Earthworks in Berkeley, each tile's rich and varied look could add a bit of the warm, distinct feeling so essential to creating a personal space.

Kitchenette: A Monday Through Friday Lunch-Only Grab-and-Go

Pretty soon, we suspect, news of KitchenetteSF will be appearing on every blog in town. After all, is there anything this town loves more than ad hoc pop-up restaurants with a DIY edge? Judging by the lines outside of Mission Street Food last Thursday night, we think not. KitchenetteSF is a Monday through Friday lunch-only grab-and-go operation that by the Living Room Events chefs, run out of the LRE's Dogpatch loading dock. They're making one or two options a day which are, mais oui, sustainable, seasonal and local.

Kartell Unveils the Papyrus Chair

Kartell continues in the tradition of their iconic Louis Ghost and with a new polycarbonate chair based on an archetypal style. This time the inspiration comes from vintage wicker chairs, but takes the look in a different direction with a veined detail on the surface reminiscent of the leaves of a papyrus plant (hence the name). Plastic chairs don't offer much comfort in our opinion, but the look of these transparent pieces can be helpful in maintaining a sense of openness in a small space, making them a fitting addition in any city apartment.

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

If you already need a time-out from March Madness, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation a San Francisco indie theater near you.

Pixar's Up to Open Cannes

Pixar's 10th animated feature film Up has been selected to open the 62nd Festival de Cannes on May 13.  While Cannes has always been animation-friendly (Disney's "Dumbo" in 1947, 2001's "Shrek" and last year's Waltz With Bashir all made their way into the Official Selection),  it is the first animated film to actually open the festival.  Serious props to our friends across the Bay. 

Sidewalk Chic: Polished Flair in SoMa

Name: Kelvin Malone

Age: 42

Occupation: Creative Consultant

Spotted:
William Kentridge opening at SFMOMA, 8:38 p.m.

Wearing: Lanvin coat and shirt, silk pajama jacket from Bergdorf Goodman, made-to-measure trousers, Hermès shoes, vintage hat, Dries Van Noten scarf, Jas M.B. bag

The Eater Wrap: Alice Returns, Midi Opens, RN74 Readies

Welcome to our partnership with Eater. For this weekly Friday column, Eater editor Paolo Lucchesi gives his opinionated report on all the restaurant news that's fit to print, including all kinds of upcoming projects, hot downtown debuts, and Alice Waters' breakfast-making tips (just place a cracked egg in a hot, wood-fired oven and voila!).

Chef Chris Kronner: Out of a Job and Life is Beautiful

Yesterday, the New York Times was full of relevant food news, from the hopeful (White House garden) to the bleak (the number of talented chefs out of jobs).

Gondry, Carax and Bong Offer Three Different Visions of Tokyo

Planning a visit to Japan? You might think twice after Tokyo!, a deliberately mystifying triptych from three directors – French filmmakers Michel Gondry and Leos Carax, and Korea’s Bong Joon-ho – who defy cinematic convention. Here, they present the city as a blandly uninviting backdrop against which characters engage in behavior ranging from the mundane to the violent. Much like the directors, they are outsiders peering in, and less than enchanted with what they see.

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