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SF-Made Heated Furniture to Warm Your Tush in the Bay Area Cold

Helios Galanter & Jones

When Aaron Jones, 32, moved to the city from Tucson two-plus years ago, he immediately noticed a San Francisco phenomenon—businesses notoriously leave their doors open despite the Bay Area cold.

Specs on Wheels: Warby Parker Hits the Road

The eyewear purveyor that's been decking out Mission hipsters and literary types all over the country is on tour … a six-month-long, 10-plus city bus tour deemed The Class Trip.

Weekend Outing: Oakland's Temescal Alley

A row of former horse stables just off Oakland’s 49th street has become a destination micro community for Bay Area 
artisans and designers. Here's what not to miss.

A SF Designer Ditches a Science Career for Jewelry

Tej Kothari

“The stone dictates the look of each piece,” says jewelry designer Tej Kothari, whose family business dates to 1970s India, where his mother, Taru, worked as an antique jewelry dealer.

Paper and Painting Collide in Isabelle de Borchgrave's Latest Show

Anyone who saw the 2011 Legion of Honor show Pulp Fashion has great admiration for the delicate, intricate work of Isabelle de Borchgrave.

Paolo Troilo Elevates the Art of Finger Painting

Stand in front of one of Italian artist Paolo Troilo's paintings, and you'll marvel over what appears an impossible process. With an effect that looks akin to charcoal or pastel, Troilo's technique of splattering and spreading paint on a canvas with only his fingers is, in a sense, a natural extension of self. He is the painting.

A Frenchman Brings the Cheeses of His Childhood to Dogpatch

La Fromagerie

At Ruben Donze’s La Fromagerie, one rule is paramount: The cheese must be sampled. “There’s no better way to see what you really like,” he says. And you’d be wise to take him up on it.

Citizen Hearst Sheds Light on an Enduring Media Empire

Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Esquire, O, Town & Country, Marie Claire, House Beautiful, Food Network Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Country Living. The San Francisco Chronicle. ESPN, A&E, The History Channel, King Features. Broadcast television.

Over the span of 125 years and across multiple platforms, the Hearst Corporation has made itself one of the largest media empires in the nation. And it all starts with the story of William Randolph Hearst who, as a young lad just out of college at Harvard, convinced his father to let him take over a flailing San Francisco Examiner.

10 Questions for Jersey Boys' Music Man Bob Gaudio

Start humming "Big Girls Don't Cry"—the Tony (and Grammy) Award-winning musical Jersey Boys has made its way back to San Francisco after a six-year hiatus from our streets. The story of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons, is told through the eyes of each of the group's members: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. We threw a few questions at Bob Gaudio—the band member who wrote all of the music for the show—to give you the inside scoop before you see the show.

Bay Area Artist Deborah Oropallo Channels the Circle of Life

Deborah Oropallo

“To witness birth, raise an animal, slaughter it, and consume it is something I have only now come to experience,” says the artist Deborah Oropallo, who began exploring the relationships of man to animal, animal to animal, and animal to food when she moved to a farm in Novato this past summer.

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