When it comes to accessories and home decor, "fair trade" and "artisan made" can sometimes be a bit too traditional – beautiful pieces, but perhaps better suited for museums than your wardrobe.
Lydali, a new locally-based etailer, is looking to shake up that train of thought by selling artisan-made goods that look like they're from the next big indie designer.
This weekend's Bumbershoot, Seattle’s best annual music and arts festival once again offers an opportunity to experience a diverse collection of old favorites and new up-and-coming artists. Although best known for its musical performances on a variety of stages throughout the Seattle Center, Bumbershoot also features stand-up comedy and a large collection of visual art. The weather forecast predicts three solid sunny days–great news for attendees. So it seems a sun hat should be more part of the plan than an umbrella this year. Here are our must-see picks:
What's one accessory most men can get behind? Belts. Sure, they're mostly functional, but that doesn't mean they should be flat and boring. In fact, you'd be surprised how much a little belt can do to complete your look.
It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over. Well, summer for most of the world. Here in San Francisco we’re hoping that it’s just starting to heat up and if we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get to dust off our shorts and wear them for a few hours this September and October.
Around a year ago, we started following the fortunes of a pair of young East Bay entrepreneurs–Eva Sasson and Justin Mardjuki–as they launched their company, TappMob, run by college students, for college students.
Earlier this week, I caught up with them just as they were about to return for their junior years at Barnard College (Columbia), and the Wharton School (Penn).
They’ve expanded their team to “around fifteen” at colleges around the country, including Stanford and U-C, Berkeley, and have just launched a new product, TappBooks.
Are those Eddie Vedder-esque screechy, warbled vocals we hear? Maybe it’s Smashing Pumpkins riffage? No, wait that’s Nirvana’s sing-song playfulness from “Plateau”. We’ll just come out and say it–it’s Two Gallants’ first album in five years, The Bloom and the Blight (ATO Records) and they’ve time travelled to borrow sound from that hedonistic decade of in-your-face and economic surplus known as the 90s. Good times! Everyone’s a winner here.
Despite significant obstacles, there are new brick and mortar wineries popping up in Napa Valley, and we’ve found the latest and greatest. So take pleasure in knowing that you’ll be the first of your friends to hear about these hot new spots, and try them out!
Sebastopol walks a narrow line between quirky-cool and not-so-hippie-chic. In fact, had the Upper Haight not become such a theme park itself, you could easily imagine it might look a lot like this Sonoma County town.
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