Ever since the announcement of "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond 1950 - 1990" the city's been abuzz with anticipation. And for good reason. The show, which officially opens on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the de Young is one of the most exquisite exhibitions to hit town. Each of the 150 shimmering specimens is perched in a black lacquered case or pedestal, all of which was painstakingly designed by the Bulgari team.
Timed to coincide with the opening of the new Eastern span of the Bay Bridge, Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather have some food for thought. Now that the new span is in place, what will happen to the original (soon-to-be dismantled) span? Their artistic endeavor explores its place in the Bay Area's memory and its future as a relic of the past through a series of abstract topographic illustrations.
When: Through Sat. 10/19
Where: Electric Works, 1360 Mission St.
With a three-star review from Michael Bauer and Thomas Keller protégés at the helm, chef-owner Jeff Cerciello’s second outpost of Farmshop (pictured above) is easily one of the Bay Area’s best restaurants right now. In addition to looking posh (think teal mohair banquettes and Heath Ceramics subway tiles), the local, seasonal menu is swoon-worthy. Standouts include an appetizer of crispy artichokes and roasted Jidori chicken with a peach mostarda.
Once again, 10 lucky (and extremely talented) student designers will show off their collections at next week's Spring 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC. If, like us, you'll be stuck in San Francisco, you'll have the chance to view the show in real time via a live webcast. Here, a quick rundown of what to expect, with info on when to tune in.
Shanshan Bai and Winbo Shiau: Inspired by natural curling lines of floral panels and the twisting of sculpted surfaces. Her clothes use a blend of silk gazar, wool, and linen yarn.
Ryan Morar and Melissa Avalos: Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg, Sonic Youth, and Beat Happening albums. Pieces of garments were deconstructed to create new shapes and silhouettes.
If off-the-rack decor is your speed, then you’ve come to the wrong place.
Waiting three years for SFMOMA to reopen will be hard enough, but going that long without my go-to art and design store would mean an uninspired holiday season (the MuseumStore has been my one-stop-shop for gifts three years running now). In the spirit of great pop-ups, SFMOMA has made a temporary home for its shop on Yerba Buena Lane in the old Museum of Craft and Folk Art space across from the Contemporary Jewish Museum. The store, which opened on August 7, was designed to evoke memories of the old space. Think gray- and black-striped columns (a nod to the old museum's atrium), reused wood and materials from the original store, and sustainable bamboo and cork.
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