The goodie-of-the-month industry is booming, with subscription services for everything from artisanal cocktails to hair color to cannabis available for home delivery. Now, a new San Francisco–based startup is bringing panties to the monthly party.
Student fashion shows can be a little tricky. Play it too safe and the results will be predictable; go all in for edgy and forward, and garments can become the proverbial kitchen sink. In this Goldielocks tale of sartorial design development, some youngsters get it right. Here is a crop of Bay Area student designers whose well executed graduation collections make them ones to watch.
If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.
To walk through the Japanese-styled wooden doors on the Northern inlet of Oakland’s Lake Merritt is to enter another world. The landscape is checkered with trees that are bent and wired to mimic what one might see in nature—that is, if everything in nature were just a few feet tall. This, the volunteer-run Bonsai Garden Lake Merrit (BGLM), is among the Bay Area’s few remaining places to celebrate the treasured ancient art form of Japanese bonsai.
From coffee to ice cream to bagels, San Franciscans will pretty much wait for anything, but a new feature on Google Search launched Wednesday promises you can avoid all those infamous lines from now on.
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.