Here's what you might have missed this week.
Sneezing, sniffling, wheezing—so annoying, right? Thankfully, modern technology has brought us a few clever apps, designed to help minimize the likelihood of allergy attacks, which allow us to navigate the city and keep breathing easy. Whether you have respiratory issues or food intolerances, download these apps pronto.
Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack, has had some luck with that quintessential Silicon Valley gremlin, the pivot.
Think San Francisco lacks in style? Lorraine Sanders begs to differ. The local writer has covered every square inch of San Francisco's thriving fashion scene for over 10 years. From her popular blog, SF Indie Fashion, to her latest endeavor interviewing those at the "intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and technology" for the Spirit of 608 podcast, Lorraine is an expert on San Francisco style.
Most young San Franciscans can't even remember a SoMa before the Moscone Center or AT&T Park, when the neighborhood was filled with auto repair shops and unironic billboards advertising PBR. South of Market, a new photography tome by Janet Delaney, turns back the page to SoMa's dingy-yet-vibrant past, offering a glimpse of life B.T. (before techies).
For those of us who are a little bit Goldilocks about our skincare products—too greasy, too drying, just right—now is the moment we've been waiting for: Check out four Bay Area start-ups that are democratizing the beauty industry by customizing skincare regimens and even giving consumers a chance to co-create products ranging face masks, body lotions, and the ever-elusive perfect eye cream.
In a world where hookups of all kinds are at our fingertips—seriously, there are apps for baiting millionaires, infidels, and booty calls—Tindog, an app that promises to help you find a date for yourself and your furry best friend, is among the more refreshing launches we've heard of lately.
Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, founder of Napster and founding president of Facebook, isn't shy about flaunting his estimated $2.7 billion fortune.
In the hustle and bustle of our modern days, it's hard to stay focused. So our editors tested out the best way to achieve zen—there are apps for that, of course. Here are four to try for yourself. Can we get an om?
FiDi-based startup Lyon + Post is making a big promise to fashion mavens: Never enter a fitting a room again. Simply shop online, and try clothes on (at home!) before you buy. Hallelujah.