In a pre-holiday slow news week, a few gems bubbled up.
An Oakland company is selling a dazzling pinecone-shaped treehouse for $150,000, SF Gate
This 11,000-pound, 102-square-foot glory with 64 windows and 360-degree views is on the market. The pictures are everything. Read more.
Golden Gate Bridge toll may climb near $10 by 2023, San Francisco Chronicle
Ah, the Golden Gate—she's a beauty, but also high maintenance! To cover costs associated with painting her Art Deco span and suspension cables, and to keep the ferries and buses running, a handful of proposals are expected to suggest increasing tolls in order to fill a $75 million budget deficit. What does this mean for Marin to SF commuters? Ouch. Read more.
Instagram is reshaping the $10B business of interior design, Fast Company
Once upon a time, it was up to design world doyens and luxury magazine editors to tell the world what was trending, beautiful, and cool. Now it's just some girl with an iPhone in San Francisco taking pictures of her West Elm sconces. Read more.
William Newsom, 84, California Judge and Governor-Elect's Father, Dies, The New York Times
A retired California judge and eco-warrior, the senior Newsom will sadly miss his son's swearing in next month. Read more.
Why Bay Area Residents Are Flocking to Truckee, California, Vogue
Conde Nast's tony flagship title has discovered Truckee. LOLOLOLOL. Read more.