San Francisco is an artsy mecca, full of brilliant outdoor murals, quirky galleries and installations. And Illuminate SF is one of these great installation projects around the city that sees light and art combine into out-of-this-world experiences and eye candy. From Ned Kahn’s 12-storey sculpture at Civic Center to Brian Goggin & Dorka Keehn’s Language […]
We’ve all heard of the Paris Catacombs, but what about San Francisco’s underground world? Sierra Hartman takes us on an extraordinary journey into the heart and soul of San Fran, where street art and forgotten mementos lie side by side. ‘The boom and bust mentality of this city has been an ongoing trend since the […]
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is coming to San Francisco’s Alcatraz island as part of a ‘site-specific sculpture, sound and multimedia’ work throughout the island. Announced by the FOR-SITE Foundation this year, the exhibition won’t take place until September 2014, but ideas are already in the works and a few snippets of info are already out […]
Beneath the ground exists a world that no one would dare wonder into. It’s a place of darkness, abandon, and isolation. San Francisco’s Bold Italic visited the underground caverns of their city and here are the photos. Some are viaducts and others are service tunnels. It also serves as a reminder that dim places like […]
Heartbreaking yet heartfelt, these pictures from Brandon Tauszik are part of his series called White Wax. The Oakland photographer says the aim of this collection if to ‘serve as a medium for self-examination’ as America undergoes a ‘collective re-examination of its criminal justice policy, gun culture and post-racial credo’. Each photo captures the place where […]
Dear men, please have a look, listen and learn. I bet most of you have been in a situation like this before. Jason Headley from San Francisco teaches a valuable lesson on male and female communication and behaviour patterns.
We’ve gone potty over Kevin Parry’s works before, but it now looks like he’s outdone himself with his HYPNOSF video, which delves into the visual excitement of San Francisco to the tune of Kalle Mattson’s Water Falls. Watch out for the dazzling sequence of the city’s Pyramid Building and co doing 360° spins from 2:53 […]
I don’t know how San Francisco artist Liz Hickok constructs her dramatic cityscapes entirely out of jelly without at least nibbling a bite out of one of the imposing facades. Of her San Francisco series, she says: ‘Lit from below, the molded shapes of the city blur into a jewel-like mosaic of luminous color and volume. The gelatinous material also evokes uncanny parallels with the geological uncertainties of San Francisco’s landscape. While the translucent beauty of the compositions first seduces the viewer, their fragility quickly becomes a metaphor for the transitory nature of human artifacts’.
For his 1906 + Today Mashup series, photographer Shawn Clover thoughtfully mashed images of both past and present San Francisco by matching the new shots closely with the archived images. Nicely done, too.
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project has been a neighborhood effort to create a beautiful mosaic running up the risers of the 163 steps located at 16th and Moraga in San Francisco. Sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust, artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher started working on the project in January 2003. The mosaic staircase was completed on August 18, 2004 with the help of over 300 neighbours and over 220 neighbors, who sponsored handmade animal, bird and fish name tiles.
Vitality offers a flavored oxygen bar and futuristic water massage capsules that don’t get you wet. They also sell various electro-massage devices and benign cold packs and scented eye masks. Before I knew it, the Serbian saleslady was reaching under my shirt to attach an electro-stimulator to my shoulder. No fair! Two Locations: Beach Street, and Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco.
How brilliant is this? For the release of Rolling Words, the new Snoop Dogg song book (yes, there is such a thing), San Francisco agency Pereira & O’Dell created this smokable version where each perforated page can be used as rolling paper, the cover is made from hemp seed paper, and the spine doubles as a match striking surface. Erm, we’ll take three copies please.
All Mighty Family is a collective group of DJs and artists providing good times for people in the San Francisco Bay Area with various nights they organize in clubs across the city. But the fun can still be enjoyed anywhere. Every first and third Monday night from 8-10pm PST, they air the Mighty MixShow live […]
Chinese born Don Hong-Oai spent most of his life in Saigon, where he apprenticed with a photography studio. He stayed in Vietnam through the war, before fleeing by boat to California in the late 1970s. While living in San Francisco, he went back to China every few years to create new negatives. He remained largely unknown until the final years of his life when he was finally discovered by the wider public. He died in 2004.
Any tried and true foodie in Buenos Aires is an assiduous follower of Chef Diego Felix’s’ closed door restaurant, Casa Felix. Typically, however, his inspired pescatarian eats are only available a few months out of the year in Buenos Aires while the rest of the time, the Felix clan travels through Argentina, San Francisco, New York, Puerto Rico, and Latin America, generally, hosting closed door diners around the world. Luckily for all of us here in Buenos Aires, his contemporary yet distinctively regional fare can now be found in private events around the city as well thanks to the super exclusive Oasis Clubhouse.