As many await the reopening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, what better way to alleviate some of your anticipation than with a sneak peek into one of its new "collections," PlaySFMOMA. Featuring video game-based artwork, engagement tools, and a new designers-in-residence program, this collaboration between game companies and SFMOMA will prove to be an intriguing exhibition for the modern-day museumgoer.
If you're like me, your stumbles through the city have unwittingly exposed you to a variety of fascinating street art. Or maybe you're one of those cool hipsters who hangs out in the Mission, purposefully searching out every spraypainted wall your houndstooth-wearing soul can find. Either way, you may be in luck, as the 1AM mobile app allows the street art lover or creator to snap pics, and share their favorite local urban Picassos.
Remember Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin futuristic living space in Biodome? Google matches that, and raises you a babbling brook, running paths, and thousands of tech-savvy geniuses. Swooping buildings offering canopy-style roofs and a surrounding natural landscape, gives the future Googleplex a leg-up in the corporate office world.
They code, they manage teams of engineers, they are some of the most talented women in the Bay Area. What's more, they conquer in the male-saturated tech industry. Here's what four of them have to say:
Remember that Saturday Night Live skit, "Turlington's Lower Back Tattoo Removal Cream," where Amy Poehler slathers on a few ounces of sleazy Dr. Turlington's concoction, and watches her tattoo burn away as she screams in agony? Well, if you're a new mom who regrets getting that tattoo in Cabo of Spring Break '99, then you may be in luck, sans the pain.
As many of you already know, this week we announced that 7x7 is shedding its old print clothes to move with the times as an all-digital San Francisco magazine. For 13 years, we have poured heart and sweat into the pages of a regional book filled with all the cool news, stylish happenings, and brilliant people in the SF Bay Area. Our magazine has evolved and improved, and we believe that each new issue has been our best. But the challenges facing the print industry have only continued to grow, and we’ve struggled alongside the best of them trying to make it work. At long last, we’ve decided to cease swimming against the current and move with it instead.
There was disbelief. There was debate. But now, there's a prototype. Forget the days of touting around phones with giant screens; now, all you need is your skin. With Cicret’s Bracelet (pronounced “secret"), your forearm is transformed into a touchscreen where you can read email, answer calls, and play games.
Bay Area jewelry designers are launching new ways to make your bling dreams come true. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Sartorially-gifted men and women are similar when it comes to fashion: we all want to look nice, save some money, and at the same time wear the latest designer gems. Fortunately, a handful of Bay Area entrepreneurs have developed new approaches that combine traditional methods with innovation. Here are the fash-tech startups to watch in 2015.