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Roadtesting SK-II's New High-Tech Skin Age Camera

In the battle against aging, I’m an early adopter of whatever works, which is to say, I’ll try just about anything. So, it was in the name of beauty that I visited SK-II's pop-up studio to test its new Beauty Imaging System

CCA's Emerging Designer of the Year + Highlights from the Fashion Show

7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2014’s Emerging Designer of the Year. We want to extend a big congratulation to Erick Lopez, whose team of soccer players in oversized neoprene jerseys, jackets with exaggerated shoulders, and one man-skirt won us over. A nod to Belgian designers with perhaps a dash of Yeezy, his vision was what Levi’s Chief Merchandising Officer Grant Barth said, “on the pulse of the growing trend of athletic fashion.” 

Christian Louboutin Opens on Maiden Lane

Red-sole shoe extraordinaire Christian Louboutin softly opened on Maiden Lane on Monday. The 1650-square-foot space carries both men and women's collections as well as bags, like the new Passage messenger expected later this month. 

Plan a Weekend Escape to Palm Springs

Palm Springs, once a desert playground for the likes of the Rat Pack and their purportedly tempermental lady loves is now a destination for neohippies (aka flower-strewn Coachella and Stagecoach festivalgoers) and modern design enthusiasts alike.

Local Label Tradlands' Menswear Inspired Shirts are Fit for Spring

Tradlands is hoping to provide local ladies with the perfect basic: a menswear-inspired oxford shirt.

Editors' Picks: Inflatable Furniture, Cheeky Knickers, and More

7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.

StoryCorps Rocks the Mics at its New Home in the SF Public Library

"The interview may be one of the most powerful ways to capture the life and spirit of another human being," says Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, an oral history organization, which has recorded more than 50,000 heart-to-hearts over the past decade.

Architect Leo Marmol Returns to SF With a New Office and an Oliver Peoples Store

How San Francisco, a town known for its ornate Victorians and neoclassical Beaux Arts architecture, fits into California’s modernist landscape is a question that Leo Marmol, managing principal of Los Angeles architecture studio Marmol Radziner, has been pondering lately.

Radar 360: 3-D Printed Rings, Ultimate Guide to Oakland, and More

The latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond. 

Design Icon Shows Her Full Range of Talent at New SF Showroom

Gypset glamazons are already well versed in the textiles of Madeline Weinrib: She’s known for bringing Indonesian ikat back into vogue with her lacquered trays for Barneys New York and boho-fabulous fabric heels for Manolo Blahnik. Starting in April, the design icon will show off her full range of talent with the opening of her first West Coast showroom in the San Francisco Design Center.

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