A few weekends ago, I went up to San Francisco to conduct an on-site interview with Pixar story artist Josh Cooley. While there, I was able to stay a few days at one of my very favorite places - Clift Hotel
, a gorgeous luxury hotel designed by the one and only Philippe Starck. The San Francisco property opened in 2001 and,… Continue
Added by alice on August 16, 2011 at 4:30pm —
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Added by alice on April 23, 2011 at 9:30am —
Brody S. is at it again, confusing people at San Francisco's 2010 Santacon with her Desaturated Santa costume. At first glance, it's easy to assume that these images were photoshopped. Amazingly, they were not.
To create the illusion, Brody wears a custom black-and-white Santa Claus costume, a grey wig, contacts, and Kryolan body paint.
"When I… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 6, 2010 at 11:00am —
Graphic design studio Dowling Duncan is back! You may remember them as the ones who showed us what US currency
could look like if given a modern day make-over. This series is called Summer in San Francisco
and it takes some of the most recognizable landmarks or symbols of the city… Continue
Added by alice on October 8, 2010 at 5:00pm —
If you're a fan of street artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and Space Invader, you're not going to want to miss this! San Diego is pulling out all the stops with their new exhibit called Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape. It's a show that's not just inside a museum but on the streets of downtown San Diego! The Museum of…
Added by alice on July 14, 2010 at 9:00am —
Damon Soule opened his highly anticipated solo show at Fecal Face Dot Gallery last Thursday night in San Francisco. Featuring several smaller works as well as larger collaborations between fellow visionaries Mars-1, David Choong Lee, and Oliver Vernon, this latest offering from Soule provides a nice and intimate look into the mind and ethereal works of the…
Added by Eugene on June 12, 2010 at 11:00am —
A San Francisco duplex penthouse painted different shades of blue enhances its greatest asset, its dramatic downtown views. The contemporary living space is lined with natural materials like walnut paneling and the neutral palette of white and grey synthetic materials - concrete, glass, and steel - focuses attention on the “sky zone."…
Added by alice on May 11, 2010 at 9:30am —
Banksy has been going to town in San Francisco, and added a total of six pieces around the city. Out of all of them, this one really stands out. The stencil features an American Indian holding up a "no trespassing" sign.…
Added by Eugene on April 26, 2010 at 9:30am —
Jim Denevan is a Northern California artist who makes large scale designs utilizing sand, earth and ice. Using only a stick or rake Denevan creates massive geometric shapes similar to crop circles. From the look of these pictures many of these designs were done at my favorite morning surf spot in San Francisco. Unfortunately he must wake up later than I did because I never got to see one…
Added by Kevin on January 2, 2010 at 1:00am —
Shepard Fairey could be the most politically influential artists of our time. I'm particularly fond of this piece portraying imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi from Burma.
“This Human Rights cause is something I believe in strongly,” said Fairey. “I created this portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi to raise awareness of her on-going house arrest…
Added by Eugene on September 11, 2009 at 10:00am —
Artists come in all forms. Of course there are the painters and the sculptors. But, just as talented and amazing are the artisans who work in the lesser known areas, such as jewelry.
There is one who travels the world, purchasing semi-precious gemstones of the finest quality. She then goes through them to pick out only the best shapes and colors for her one-of-a-kind design. The stones that are left over are sold wholesale to other jewelers.… Continue
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Added by E on January 15, 2009 at 11:31am —
How cool is this? Artist Liz Hickock must have been a big Bill Cosby fan back in the day because she uses a whole lot of jigglin' Jell-O to create stunning models of historical landmarks of San Francisco.
"I create glowing, jellied scale models of urban sites, transforming ordinary physical surroundings into something unexpected and… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 8, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I wanted to bring you guys some first-hand pictures of Union Square during Christmas time! I love the bright lights and holiday spirit surrounding this place. Below are some pictures I took yesterday of the festivities.
A brightly lit, gigantic Christmas tree in the middle of Union Square.… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 12, 2008 at 8:30am —
Ahhhhhh ... just looking at the photos of the breathtaking Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point Lodge
is relaxing. The new resort is located in Sausalito, a 15 minute drive from San Francisco, just over the Golden Gate Bridge.
With spa services, cooking school, and art classes, one could dwell for weeks. In addition, they offer complimentary olive oil and tea tastings and guided Green Design/Green Living and… Continue
Added by PANDA JU on December 11, 2008 at 3:00am —
This weeks art pick comes to us from Union Square, San Francisco and is for all you compulsive gamblers out there. I like the characters and scenarios in Lisa Esherick's paintings. After all, casinos are where legendary stories always seem to come from. If you find yourself in the Bay area this month, you can check out Lisa's works at George Krevsky Gallery through… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 12, 2008 at 9:00am —
The more I look at Ron English's work, the more it grows on me. I think it's amazing how he's able to seamlessly blend old school European art with current pop culture. The opening reception for his show, The Secret History of Kiss
, is set for Saturday November 1st, from 7pm-11pm at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. The solo exhibit runs through December 6th… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 1, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Fight For Tomorrow
The work below from David Choe is a mix between oil paintings, mixed media, and wall murals. I really like the way his images are beautiful and complex, yet eerie. Thanks to Albert
for the recommendation!
Per Wiki: "David Choe is of… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 23, 2008 at 9:30am —
The world’s largest lobster fest is taking place this weekend in San Pedro (30 minutes south of Downtown LA). Thirteen tons of lobster are flown in from the Gulf of Maine for the event, though other food stands selling items like sausages and shrimp fajitas are present. The $8 admission fee gets you in, and $17 buys a discounted Maine lobster dinner featuring a… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 19, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Asameshi Maeda Honpo: Shoyu Ramen
Slurp.. There's nothing like a good bowl of ramen!
According to GoRamen.com
, ramen is back at Mitsuwa in this weekend's Hokkaido Fair! (Actually, it starts on Thursday). This is no ordinary ramen! This ramen is… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 9, 2008 at 9:30am —