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Inspired by the food-truck movement, San Francisco's Climb Real Estate Group decided to take their office to the streets. The team retrofitted a classic 1964 Airstream trailer with solar panels, Wi-Fi and stylish new interiors and hit the road. It makes pit stops outside of new properties, far outshining the typical sidewalk real estate sign. A Twitter feed, @ClimbAirstream, lets users know where the trailer will be stopping next.
As much as we all utilize Evite or Paperless Post, there is still nothing as charming as an old-fashioned paper invite. With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to get your festive cards ordered and organized. Local stationery company Paper Culture has every occasion covered, and they're as green as stationery gets.
On October 25, San Francisco's most forward-thinking leasers explored cutting edge loft living at 2235 Third Street.
The east side of town just got a whole lot more happening, thanks to development firm CityView's unveiling of the gorgeous new 196-unit, luxury LEED-certified multifamily community just two miles from downtown. It's in one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in the city, near job hubs and a ton of public transportation.
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Our obsession with SF's famed Flora Grubb and her eponymously named Flora Grubb Gardens is well documented. So when we recently got the chance to sit down with Flora for our June 2012 issue, we jumped at the chance. Now, she shares her ideas for letting your green flag fly.
This June 9th and 10th, visit the Galleria and Showplace buildings at the San Francisco Design Center to shop the Bay Area’s most extensive and luxurious collection of one-of-a kind home furnishings at remarkable discounts. The sample sale is the ideal opportunity to see the latest trends and products in home furnishings.
Shop hundreds of high-end items at up to 70% off. Perry’s at the Design Center and Caffe Pazzo at the Showplace will be open for grab-and-go breakfasts, delicious lunches, beverages and light bites.
The Detox Market began with Valerie Grandury, a breast cancer survivor looking to wipe her health slate clean with a vegan diet and non-toxic skincare. She found a partner in fellow toxin-free advocate, Romain Gaillard, who helped Valerie source additional natural products for her clientele. A pop-up shop of detox-inspired products on Abbot Kinney in Venice Beach was born, a Beverly Hills outpost followed, and now San Franciscans in search of a “dream team of organic and natural products” can be found on Valencia Street.
Joe Ferriso and Jon Anzalone had similar career paths: Both studied painting and took woodworking jobs to make money. Before making woodworking their vocation, Anzalone apprenticed with woodworker Peter Murkett and Ferriso worked in a frame shop (where he built boxes to display Martin Scorsese’s awards). After moving to San Francisco, they made it their day job and opened their studio.
Whether for indoor or outdoor use, terrariums are a great way to create your own little biosphere. Even if you were not born with a green thumb, terrariums provide an excellent environment for plants to thrive. So if you want to create your own floral diorama check out these beautiful hand-blown terrariums now available at the Heath Ceramics showroom in Sausalito.
Whether you’re a pedal-pushing road warrior or a casual joyrider, you have to admit–bikes are pretty darn cool to look at. Well, thanks to Oakland-based craftster, Liz Dickey, we can now admire the two-wheel cruisers all the time. The Portland transplant turns recycled bicycle parts into mod designer wall clocks.
Dickey spiffs up greasy old bike chain rings and then uses discarded fabric scraps for the clocks’ background. From French wool plaid to faux leather, tweed to bamboo-like wallpaper, the industrial metal paired with different colors and textures of reclaimed textiles is a brilliant, gear-shifting design idea.