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Adrift

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Watch Simon Christen's time-lapse love letter to San Francisco fog

Here's a fantastic bit of personal work from San Francisco photographer Simon Christen. For two years, each morning when the weather looked promising, Christen would get up at 5AM and drive to the Marin Headlands, where he would hike the ridges to capture time-lapse footage of fog and mist rolling over the Bay Area. The result is Adrift, a gorgeous filmic tribute to an amazing natural phenomenon.......read more

Art Quilts by Linda Gass

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Fabric art depicts aerial views of San Francisco Bay

Based in Los Altos, CA, Linda Gass is an artist and activist focused on creating awareness of the struggle over water resources in the American West. For this series of art quilts, Gass stitched together hand-painted silk crepe de chine to create colorful aerial representations of San Francisco Bay. The saturated images of salt ponds, woven on cozy quilts, use "the lure of beauty" to encourage......read more

Jim Vecchi: Markings

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Photographer discovers artistic patterns at his feet in SF's Sunset District

It's always cool when images reveal the beauty in the everyday, the things we may otherwise overlook going about our daily business. Jim Vecchi does just that with Markings, a series of photos that uncover the shapes, patterns and colors of sidewalks and driveways in San Francisco's Sunset District. The photos are just one part of a three-part series Vecchi calls The Sunset Trilogy. In his......read more

San Francisco Impressions

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Digitally layered photos by Christopher Dydyk show the multidimensional joy of experiencing the city

Last week we shared some cool images of sidewalk markings in San Francisco, now we head back to the Bay Area for a totally different perspective of the city. In his Impressions series, local photographer Christopher Dydyk shows off San Francisco's multidimensional energy, using a technique whereby he reconstructs and overlays his photographs on top of each other. The end result are images that......read more

With a coffee bar, free WiFi and a distinctively laid-back vibe, the newest luxury bus line to hit San Francisco’s streets offers all the comforts of your favorite café on wheels. The recently launched company Leap lets you travel in style, socialize and get work done all at the same time. An abundance of power outlets plus coffee and juice choices turn your daily commute into a......read more

Gabriel Garzon-Montano "Everything Is Everything"

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Imaginative stop-motion animation by Santiago & Joe

Up-and-coming directorial duo Santiago and Joe got experimental with their clip for "Everything is Everything," a soulful standout from Gabriel Garzón-Montano's debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila. The pair captured a bunch of live footage of NYC busker Vlad Laksin dancing and singing in a park. Then they played the footage on an iPad and put the iPad in a......read more

Santal 26 Candle by Le Labo

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Step up your crib's olfactory ambiance $60.00

Once you bless your space with a well chosen scent, it's hard to understand how you ever deprived yourself of the luxury. The right fragrance can turn a dingy basement apartment into an idyllic paradise. Le Labo, NYC's craft scent meisters, have your olfactory ambiance needs covered with the the Santal 26, a soy wax candle housed in a vintage tin can. The aroma is described by the makers as......read more

The Value of Trees

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Artist and Tree Activist Gillian Ware on preserving and respecting the arboreal world

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way." - William Blake  Two hundred years later, Blake's words ring truer than ever. In Santa Monica, city officials are moving forward with a plan to remove 54 mature fig trees as part of a new urban design project. Artist Gillian Ware, who divides her time between the UK and Los......read more

Marco Casagrande: Sandworm

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Land art meets architecture in this massive, organic beachfront installation

"Sandworm," a new environmental work from Finnish artist/architect Marco Casagrande, combines land art and architecture in all the best ways. Constructed entirely of sand and willow branches, the massive installation winds through the dunes of Belgium's Wenduine coastline like a friendlier version of the Tremors beast.  From ArchDaily: Casagrande worked hard with his team of young......read more

Sand Prints by Ahmad Nadalian

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Artist creates ephemeral environmental works using a primitive printing technique

Iranian environmental artist Ahmad Nadalian uses an ancient printing method to create fascinating ephemeral works on sand. To make the Sand Prints, Nadalian carves cylinder seals (in stone, glass, or clay) featuring his own designs--fish, snakes, crabs, flowers--then rolls the cylinders on beaches or in deserts, creating repeating patterns in the sand. The resulting pieces naturally blend into......read more

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