Satirical videos of San Francisco abound. And yeah, they're good for a share and a quick LOL on Facebook. But none are so fabulous, so classic, so quaint, so nostalgic as this video posted today by YouTuber Jeff Altman of his grandfather's 1958 visit to SF. It has loads of landmarks to love, including Chinatown (hey, sailors), curvy Lombard Street in bloom, and a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge in vintage style.
Philz Coffee, San Francisco purveyors of mighty fine java, plan on expanding their operations after a new round of major funding was announced, according to TechCrunch. Aiding in the little coffee company's recent cash influx are a gaggle of tech types, actors, and musicians by way of angel investing.
SF-based photographer and designer Toby Harriman uses black-and-white visuals to create the ultimate timelapse of SF Gotham City style. Accompained by a dramatic orchestra by 16-year-old James Everingham from the UK, Harriman's shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and SF's bustling downtown metropolis are nothing short of spatacular.
Quit complaining about July gloom and start watching. You have to at least appreciate the majestic beauty of fog to appreciate San Francisco. And who knew Quiksilver was a fan? In their second video installment for the women's collection, the lifestyle brand teamed up with director John Moore and artist/surfer Serena Mitnik-Miller for a dreamy inspirational ode to the Outer Sunset. What we get is a nature-infused glimpse at beautiful people in casual cool clothes while they skylark through the sleepy neighborhood. Relaxed yet?
Peter Philips, Chanel's Global Creative Director of Makeup, created Animating Chanel, a quirky video capturing Chanel make-up products transforming into robots. The video hit the web yesterday, and caused a nerdy-tech-meets-Chanel-chic ruckus in the blogosphere.
Back in September, we confirmed the rumor that H&M's next big designer collaboration would, in fact, be Alber Elbaz for Lanvin. The collection still doesn't hit shelves until November 23, but you can sneak a peak at the entire line in this video The Show.
On June 1, David Lynch—whose work has confounded and disturbed us for decades—unveiled a new project, exclusively online. More The Straight Story than Eraserhead, Interview Project is a 121-part series of stunning 3-5 minute documentaries, with a new episode posted every three days through June 2010. Each episode features an interview with a random American encountered along the 20,000 mile route of an American road trip.
1. Topless A Go Go Returns!
Daily, 6pm–2am, Condor Club, 560 Broadway, 415-781-8222
You’ve never been, not once? Well, it’s time: Check out the topless entertainment, risqué burlesque dancers and VIP Champagne lounges. And it’s returning so it must be worthwhile. Plus it’s at the legendary Condor Club. Text “CONDOR” to 35350 for your free admission.