With the migration of SF's creative class across the Bay Bridge, it was meant to be that Oakland is now emerging as a Bay Area creative center. Fashion mavens rejoice: Oakland designers are applying sustainable quality and craftsmanship to modern, utilitarian wares that are perfect for wardrobe-building. Here are three of our faves.
Mid-Market is looking a little brighter this week thanks to the addition of 12 new artist-made "chairs" hanging from circular bike racks.
Once upon a time in high school, Travis McFlynn had an "aha moment": He had found his calling in pottery. Today, the Oakland-based potter supplies some of the Bay Area's buzziest restaurants with his gorgeous, custom-made ceramics and cookware.
Meet four Bay Area women who bring imagination into our daily lives with their art, designs, craft, and games.
A whiff of an ocean breeze blew down the runway at California College of the Arts' senior fashion show this past spring. The wavemaker: 22-year-old Vanina Howan, whose surf-inspired thesis collection, called Seasalt, caught the eye of San Francisco design veteran Basil Racuk. A friendship was made, and a collaboration was hatched.
Filled with eclectic pieces from mid-century to modern to craftsman, these local showrooms are sure to give you a heaping dose of décor inspiration.
We've been taught never to judge a book by its cover, a wine by its label. And with wines, anyhow, fancy labels often signal overcompensation for what's inside. But now, San Francisco startup Bare Bottle is bringing the worlds of winemaking and design together to package premium wines in high style.
This modern Pac Heights marvel provides the best of San Francisco living, with killer views and ecofabulous features.