Spring's stoney design trend is so vein.
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.
Once the stuff of drive-throughs and strip malls, soft serve ice cream and its Midwestern cousin, frozen custard, are experiencing a gourmet renaissance in some choice Bay Area restaurants.
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:
Most liquor bottles lining back bar shelves are as much products of marketing departments as they are of distillers. But, increasingly, bartenders are applying their real-world expertise to develop new spirits.
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.
Where refinement and imperfection meet, startling beauty is found.