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Local Artists Land Prominent Placements Thanks to New Digital Galleries

If ever something needed disrupting, it's hotel room art. Enter Daylighted, a San Francisco–based startup that intertwines art and technology in a way that exposes cool local artists to large companies in need of legit work.

CCA Fashion Student Vanina Howan Makes a Splash in SF Retail

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.

Drop Anchor at These Must-Stop Seafood Shacks Between San Francisco and L.A.

Sun and seafood shacks are what coastal dreams are made of. There's nothing better than biting into a soft abalone taco or slurping hot, creamy clam chowder when your stomach is growling after a day on the road. If you're thinking of hitting Highway 1, here are five of our favorite stops for seafood lovers between San Francisco to Los Angeles.

A SF Film Editor Brings 1970s Surf Culture to Life in "The Lost & Found Collection"

For three years, between 2007 and 2010, San Francisco film editor Doug Walker travelled back and forth between the North Shore of Hawaii and his Bay Area home toting his video camera along with 30,000 old film slides and negatives containing images of surfers that had been snapped for Surfing magazine by notable photographers back in the 1970s. He had bought the magazine’s lost archive for just $800 at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, and an idea struck: He would set out to find the subjects in the pictures and the lensmen who had captured them. With this, The Lost & Found Collection came to be.

Best of San Francisco 2015: Shopping, Style + Design

Anyone who says San Francisco has no style is dead to us. From bespoke leather goods to silky lingerie, the city is brimming with lustworthy shops and talented designers. Here are our favorites from this past year. 

See Rare Photos of the Jazz Age in San Francisco in This New Exhibit

Legendary composer and pianist Duke Ellington often sang "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" as part of his sets, and with good reason: The city by the bay hosted a booming jazz scene in the early 20th century. If you can imagine, it wasn't unheard of to see Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, or Louis Armstrong, trumpet in hand, strolling down the Embarcadero. 

Sweat SF: Vint Brings Personal Trainers to Your Fingertips

Need a personal trainer? There's an app for that.

We Wanna Be Friends With Printmakers Carissa Potter Carlson and Heather Van Winckle

Carissa and Heather of People I've Loved

In 2012, Carissa Potter Carlson created People I’ve Loveda line of cute stationery and art objects full of whimsy, irreverence, and heart.

Tech Geeks Get a New HQ, The Village, in Mid-Market

From Facebook to Twitter, Microsoft to Autodesk, Silicon Valley’s biggest names are vying for their moment at The Village, San Francisco's new innovation hub where high-profile events are merging technology with art. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Lee Quan of Lee's Deli

If you work or live downtown, you’ve most likely eaten at one of the ubiquitous Lee’s Deli locations. Founded by Lee Quan, a rare born-and-raised SF native, Lee’s has been serving tasty and affordable sandwiches, salads, soups, Asian dishes, and a veritable smorgasbord of other fare since 1983. 

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