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Emily Goligoski:


Ljubljana's Chairs

Posted on April 20, 2009 Under Design

It would be easy to be blue about the lack of eye-catching public design in many city centers if it weren’t for gems like Slovenian design consultancy Asobi’s outdoor chairs placed along the main street of the city of Ljubljana.…

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iPhone Game: Gowalla

Posted on April 20, 2009 Under Gadgetry

If a vintage suitcase featuring city stickers, a scavenger hunt, and an iPhone 3G were combined, the result would be location-based travel game Gowalla. The recently launched game from Texas-based “digital collectibles” company AlamoFire invites users to collect virtual stamps…

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New Soap, Old Bottle

Posted on April 20, 2009 Under Eco

The minds behind New Soap, Old Bottle are marketing multifuncionality in the form of new liquid soap sold in reused plastic and glass bottles. After being sanitized, the former Coke and Heineken bottles are filled with home or car cleaner,…

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Desiree Holman: Burqa and Bikinis

Posted on April 16, 2009 Under Art

At first glance, interdisciplinary Oakland-based artist Desirée Holman’s  burqa and bikini wearing women bear little resemblance to the pencil-drawn character wearing a Liza Minelli-esque mask that opens Holman’s website, so much so that you may wonder if they were created by…

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Geoffrey Ellis: Sadkids

Posted on April 15, 2009 Under Art

San Francisco-based photographer Geoffrey Ellis' photo journal blog Sadkids is aptly named: its coverage can be as blue (with posts entitled "Sometimes, progress can suck it" and "Burn Santa burn") as it can be lighthearted and youthful ("Easter valley of…

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Virgance Equinox Event

Posted on April 7, 2009 Under Eco

Today's Equinox Event at San Francisco's 111 Minna will be the most recent SF Beta event and program from Virgance, the for-profit activism campaign management company whose primary tool for encouraging change is online networking. They're the brains behind 1…

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Vinyl Frontier Journals

Posted on April 2, 2009 Under Design

Vince Pacheco's work isn't easily mistaken for anyone else's. The Bay Area record collector's stack of cheesecake, kitsch and classic country records were becoming too much to deal with. Then he, along with his crafty girlfriend, got the brilliant idea…

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Willo O'Brien

Posted on April 1, 2009 Under Design

Meeting artist and self-proclaimed "geekyfantastic" entrepreneur Willo O'Brien becomes a run down of phases that start with "I like your""¦ angel wing earrings (she makes them by hand), "Eat. Sleep. Rock. Repeat." T-shirt (she sells them on the WilloToons shop…

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San Francisco Ballet's Nights Out

Posted on March 31, 2009 Under Life

The San Francisco Ballet is facing many of the same issues confronting cultural and arts organizations all over the country: aging audiences, global recession, pricey tickets. To counter act these trends, they introduced some great programs to build community interest.…

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Mira Nameth's New Prints

Posted on March 30, 2009 Under Art

The lovely new website celebrating artist Mira Nameth's creations covers a broad range of illustrations and images broken down by prints, commercial, personal, fashion, vector, and hand-drawn work. (And you thought you had a lot on your "to do" list.)…

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