The "Internet of Things" is industry-speak for the online connectivity between people and everyday objects. In the name of better living through technology, we demystify the enigma through the latest innovations designed in the Bay Area.
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Right on the heels of Ai Weiwei’s monumental opening is Art SV/SF an art fair organized by the founders of Art Miami. It's the first of its kind dedicated to the serious local investor, whom fair director Nick Korniloff identifies as currently “underserved.” With the same high-roller glitz, but different area code, you can expect jet-set style at Art SF/SV; Maserati is the sponsor, Ruinart is supplying the champage bar, and Graff will have a glittering vitrine of diamonds.
Starting October 1, it's going to be illegal to sell plastic water bottles on public property. For now, sports stadiums and food truck vendors are exempt, but seeing that we’re riding a wave of utilitarian chic, there’s no time like the present to BYOB. From curvilinear to charcoal filtered, here are seven water bottles for the discerning zero-waste-aspiring citizen.
“We wanted to bring elements of our Berkeley store in here,” says Randy Brewer of his new boutique, Convert Man, in Hayes Valley. The 1100-square-foot space expands the retailer’s Made-in-USA and eco-conscious philosophy into SF’s famously indie neighborhood, and joins Convert Shoes and the original Convert, both on Fourth Street in Berkeley.
Before landing in San Francisco in 2003, fashion designer Camelia Skikos, now 39, spent her formative years under Communist rule in Romania, where, she confirms, “uniformity was the norm and individuality was harshly punished.”
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