Oh, hey. Can you take our survey? It's just a few questions, we promise. And you could get some free Farmer Brown fried chicken out of it, a serious win in any book.
You've probably noticed that we post sister pub California Home+Design's musing on the San Francisco design scene from time to time here.
But we're expanding it beyond the hyperlocal for a second to call attention to their annual Hit List voting. It's a (quite impressive) roundup of what their readers nominated as the most innovative design products to come out of the state of California in the past year.
We've got deals for days...
The Mission Statement: Take 20% off absolutely everything at the local designer co-op through next Thursday.
PACT + Headline Shirts: Stop by Headline Shirts to stock up on quirky tees and sustainable skivvies tonight from 6-9 p.m. at this joint sample sale in the Mission. 3265 17th St., b/t Mission St. & S. Van Ness Ave.
Want a VICE Magazine-style change of pace for the week? Head to El Rio tomorrow for the premier of their Easy Rider-meets-skater-bro film, Doin' It Baja. It features skate rats like Arto Saari, Heath Kirchart and photographer Patrick O'Dell on an epic, debaucherous motorcycle trip from San Diego to the tip of Baja California, Mexico.
We here at 7x7 are very excited to get the ball rolling on our newest product, a Wedding Sourcebook for the Bay Area. We'll be publishing it this January (after all you crazy kids get engaged over the holidays), and are still looking for fabulous Bay Area weddings to feature in the guide.
As we lead up to the publication of our guide, we've decided to publish weekly blog posts on all things Bay Area weddings. We'll be writing on the elegant to rustic, modern to traditional: Wedding tips and resources that reflect the style of the Bay Area.
If you're yearning for some good old fashioned indie rock, get a dose of it at Madrone Art Bar's Fringe night, where DJs Blondie K and subOctave blast cuts from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lykke Li, Cut Copy, the Ting Tings and others while projecting music videos all over the walls for the full sensory experience.
We scoped out Justin Giarla's (of White Walls and Shooting Gallery fame) new space, 941 Geary, in July. The gallery, hidden behind a smog check sign on Geary, is a sprawling 3,000 feet, with ambitions to bring internationally-recognized artists to SF and do some seriously large-scale installations. They're definitely delivering on those promises, lining up Glen Freidman and Shepard Fairey for an upcoming show and making a splash this weekend with their opening reception, something Giarla is calling an epic "Art Opera."
One of my favorite times of the year is just around the bend. The Friends of the SF Public Library's annual Big Book Sale--basically Christmas for book lovers and record collectors alike--starts next week bright and early at 10 am on Wednesday, September 22nd at Fort Mason. It's the West Coast's largest book sale, and it's truly a sight to behold: expect thousands upon thousands of books from every genre imaginable just waiting to come home with you.
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