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The Bay Area's Hottest New Innovations

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. 

2014 Hot 20: Debbie Sterling, the Barbie Challenger

CEO of GoldieBlox / age 31

10 Can't Miss Booths at the Bay Area's Glitzy New Art Fair, Art SV/SF

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.

7 Design-Savvy Ways to Hydrate Once SF Bans Plastic Bottles

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.

2014 Hot 20: Cheryl Haines, the Art Scout

Executive Director of FOR-SITE and Curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” / age 58

Our Favorite Items From The New Convert Man, Now Open in Hayes Valley

“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. 

What to See and Do at This Weekend's American Craft Council Show

This weekend the American Craft Council show comes to Fort Mason, and it's not just the hobby collectors who value traditional techniques and handmade craftsmanship. With more than 220 artisans and an anticipated crowd of over 12,000, the once niche event now requires a strategy.

Style Council 2014: Fashion Designer Camelia Skikos

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.”

Style Council 2014: Monogram Decor's Courtney Lake

In June 2010, just one year after Courtney Lake launched his home interiors blog, Courtney Out Loud, celebrity designer Nate Berkus asked him to appear on his (now-defunct) television talk show.

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