You may recognize Kelly Tunstall's artwork from her mermaid murals at Bar Crudo. Or maybe you've come across her work at a local gallery. I first saw her artwork years ago, at 111 Minna, and was instantly charmed. Her whimsical figures and enchanting use of color make her artwork distinct and easily lovable.
I later met Kelly at a party in the Mission, and went gaga over her green Dries Van Noten pumps. It's no surprise that the creator of such lovely pieces of art would have an incredible sense of style, too.
We spotted partners Liz King (left) and Judith Powell (right), toughing the weather in cute coats and distressed boots, while out for a shop on Market St. Liz works retail development and oversees some of the construction of Apple stores, and Judith is the executive director of The First Tee of SF, a youth development program. When they're not hard at work, the two are busy shopping and eating local, in SF and beyond.
Tom Ford world domination. That's the way I see it. Fashion rejoiced when the designer remerged with a women's ready-to-wear collection, while his menswear and sunglasses had already been brewing success. Then, there was a bold line of scents. And now, Mr.Ford continues to seed his provocative brand with an extension into the most feminine segment of all: Beauty.
It's last call for The Most Dangerous Man in America, a richly deserving Oscar nominee for Best Documentary at this year's Oscars, and opening weekend for The Greatest, Steve Carell and Tina Fey's underwhelming Date Night, and When You're Strange, Tom DiCillo's enlightening new chronicle of The Doors and their depressing, addiction-fueled demise. Here is what's playing at an indie theater near you.
January is traditionally a time for Hollywood studios to empty their storage lockers, tossing out the trash (like last winter's Bride Wars) and dusting off movies previously unreleased due to scheduling conflicts. No matter. The city's indie theaters remain a premier destination for cinephiles in search of top-flight documentaries (What's the Matter with Kansas?), cheerfully twisted fantasies (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Oscar front-runners like The Hurt Locker and A Serious Man.
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring... except yours truly, wrapping last-minute presents, watching Iron Chef America reruns, and writing blurbs for the final Indie Theater Roundup of 2009. Please put them to good use (the blurbs, that is) and have a safe, happy holiday.
1. The Bicycle Thief
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., 415-863-1087
When: All Week
With Christmas, Kwanzaa and Festivus just a week away, the holiday season is in full swing, the malls are packed with last-minute shoppers, and the city's indie theaters are playing host to some of the year's most satisfying films.
Whether you're more enticed by the sound of screaming guitars or the terrified shrieks of Nazis under siege, the city's indie theaters have movies perfectly suited to your tastes. Among them:
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We’ll call them high tops with high art—Reebok has released a Fall 2009 line of sneakers cloaked in NYC-based street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work. (via Aarting)
Wang does the web. Style File reports that our beloved local designer goes online with an e-commerce site—now you don’t even have to get out of bed to purchase the coveted Coco mini duffel or Donna hobo.
It may not be chic or classy (or legal) to smoke in your home anymore, but the decorative cigarette box is still promptly displayed on cocktail tables across our finer neighborhoods. And remember that Louis Vuitton vintage trunk you coveted for 10 years? The one you want to use as a coffee table (good luck with that)? How fantastic would these home accessories by Tom Ford for Gucci look on it? Or perhaps on top of your Danish Modern bedroom dresser? $500 each at Amarcord Fine Decorative Arts (by appointment only).