Style + Design
As the saying goes, you can take the man out of New Orleans, but you can’t take New Orleans out of the man—or something like that. For Jon Gegenheimer, a financier who is Big Easy by birth and San Francisco by choice, melding the two cities he loves into one space—his 1,200 square-foot, industrial SoMa loft—was a given.
When we were first introduced to Naja Lingerie, we fell in love with the sheer sass of the local brand's imagery—you'll find coquettish geishas emblazoned on the bum of a pair of cheek-bearing hipsters and a strategically placed koala in their Cheeky Knickers collection. But search further to find flattering cuts, sexy color palettes, and retro silhouettes that are pure intrigue. Here are some of our favorites:
When interior designer Ian Stallings set out to furnish this Noe Valley house, he was facing the challenge of his career. His young clients had recently purchased the home and moved in with just a chair, a dining table, and a bed between them. After living in the empty rooms for a time, and undergoing a few false starts, they decided they wanted to get it done—fast.
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Where: 2900 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena
Asking Price: $18,800,000 for the house + $9,000,000 for the winery
Number of Bedrooms: 6
Number of Bathrooms: 5.5
They’ve been featured in Vogue fashion spreads and incited violence in a local bar—love them or hate them, Google Glass inspires passionate reactions. But through a recent partnership with the makers of such sought-after brands as Ray-Ban, Persol, and Oliver Peoples, they may be bridging the gap from obscure techwear to du rigueur specs.
While Berkeley native Aaron Firestein, 28, claims that his college nickname, “Bucket,” was initially devoid of meaning (“My buddies just thought it would be funny to call me that,” he says), it was an unwittingly meaningful glimpse into his future. After a two-year post-grad stint in South America, Firestein moved to Chicago, where he began creating pumped-up kicks emblazoned with works commissioned from artists all over the world.