Creative submissions have beenÂ extended until midnightÂ on Monday for Friday'sÂ Slideluck Potshow, a collaborative artistic slideshow presentation and chance for food, drink and conversation sharing atÂ San Francisco's South of Market photography center LeftSpace. Area and international creators alike present thought-provoking creative work around a theme. As this month's theme is "nourishment," participants are encouraged to bringÂ a dish to pass (suggestions include seven-layer dip, lobster ravioli, barbecue tofu, or Meyer lemon bars"”it’ss a foodie group, after all). Photographer Michael Jang will serve as the guest curator for the event, which is a collaboration with the community and food movement organizationÂ Eat-Ins.
Iconic French product designer Philippe Starck has made a living adding a modern slant to everyday items from watches to wireless speakers. You could say he’s had a hand in innovating everything but the kitchen sink… until now. Continuing his lengthy relationship with German bathroom furniture manufacturer Duravit, Starck finally makes his arrival in the tastiest room in your home via his new Starck K kitchen sink collection. Combining sleekness with high functionality, his usual calling card, these centers for culinary cleansing that serve a much wider variety of purposes are as much a work of art as the meals you hope to create…unless you’re justÂ microwaving hot pockets.
After screening at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, the documentary filmÂ "City of Borders"Â about the patrons of Jerusalem's lone gay bar has made its way to theÂ festivalÂ currently running in the City by the Bay. Director Yun Suh tells the story of Sa'ar, the city's first openly gay public official and owner of Shushan, the dynamic underground sanctuary where Palestinians and Israelis gather for entertainment and community. Simone Nelson, the film's co-producer and the president ofÂ Bay Area Women in Film in Television, explains, "We in the Bay Area (and the U.S.) sometimes live in a bubble and cannot imagine that there’s a place where there is only one location for gay people to meet openly. The participants in the film shared their stories at their own personal risk to help remind us that tolerance, peaceful existence and acceptance in our homes and cities should be basic human rights for all of us.”