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Perfect styling and store display at the FANTASTIC Mystery Mister on Haight.

It's not like we need a lot of excuses (1,2,3) to hit up San Francisco, but the $99 specials
from Virgin didn't hurt (before I keep going, gotta give them props for their excellent customer
service and creative thinking - they seriously making flying feel romantic and special again.)
Anyways, here's a little glimpse into an fantastic weekend of miles AND MILES of walking,
great food, and gorgeous scenery everywhere in one of my favorite cities. Also, didn't get
pictures, but dinner at Commonwealth in the Mission is worth the more than an hour wait
for a table - tapas style, very creative pairings, and a really nice staff.



Cinnamonbun size dumplings (they're famous for them) from the seriously delicious U-Lee in Nobb Hill.


Tailoring rainbow


Coo coo clock and cockroach man.


Dang. Why don't we make buildings and homes like this anymore?


Amazing light pendent/sculpture from the terrific Four Barrel in the Mission. If you like good coffee,
I'd say this place is one of best. And, just from a business standpoint, these guys run a seamless operation.


Wacky S.F.


Terrarium 101



Concentrate!

Thanks everyone that came out this Saturday for Tish's awesome Terrarium Workshop.
It was a ton of fun and it was great to see everyones' creations!


love the neon with all the natural earthy colors


This picture of Niko just makes us smile


(image via HarryKaufmannFlickr)


turtle


rocks


tiny rocks


Harry Kaufmann's Photos of China



(image HarryKaufmannFlickr) Missed Connections

 

Last year, we posted some tragically beautiful pictures of the decay of Detroit (from
Yves Marchland / Romaine Meffree and American industrialism (from Andrew Edmonds).
Not only were the abandoned buildings upsetting, but they both showed sort of a missed
opportunity and an inability to keep up. A very one-sided futile feeling.

What is so stunning about this series of Shanghai, China from Harry Kauffman is that
behind the crumbling buildings, there is progress and change... hope. The piles of debris
of old stone and materials makes such a dramatic contrast to the glass, metal, and lights
of the skyscrapers. Just such a simple beautiful way to show the dichotomy of traditional
Chinese culture and all the change that's happening there.  

(via TheFoxIsBlack)  


(image via HarryKaufmannFlickr)


(image via HarryKaufmannFlickr)


(image via HarryKaufmannFlickr)


(image via HarryKaufmannFlickr)


(image via HarryKaufmannFlickr)
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Missed Connection by Sophie Blackall


(image via SophieBlackall) Missed Connections


Happy Valentines Day, y'all. Thought these wonderful illustrations from Brooklyn based
artist Sophie Blackall were perfect for today. Drawing from Craigslist's Missed Connection
listing, Sophie beautifully illustrates romantic hope lightly and with sweet humor. Also,
If you have time also check out this great Etsy interview where she talks about this project.
  

(via MissMoss)  


(image via SophieBlackall)


(image via SophieBlackall)


(image via SophieBlackall)


(image via SophieBlackall)


(image via SophieBlackall) See this illustration here.
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Mr. Max


corner spot


Was debating for a bit to even share this - because it's just that good. Mr. Max is
THE BEST hole-in-the wall-divey Japanese restaurant in Dallas. Perfect udon, lovely
and kind owners, and just a casual easy place to hang. Mainly all Japanese clientele,
owners barely speak English and it's all the way in Irving, but it's a two times a week
kinda restaurant.  


Head Chef with the cool bandana


Omakase! Handwritten menu on notebook paper!


Derek and ShopDad


bamboo


Beautiful beautiful omelet unagi.

JooHee Yoon


(image via JooHeeYoon)


More great illustration work. This time from RISD grad Joo Hee Yoon.

(via HoneyKennedy + SacredLotus)


(image via JooHeeYoon)


(image via JooHeeYoon)


(image via JooHeeYoon)


(image via JooHeeYoon)

Paul Thurlby


(image via PaulThurlby)


Mischievous and magical posters from UK illustrator Paul Thurlby. Make sure to check
out his blog too. Good stuff.

(via SimpleSong)


(image via PaulThurlby)


(image via PaulThurlby)


(image via PaulThurlby)


(image via PaulThurlby)


Jeremy Dyer


(image via JeremyDyer)

Ominous and mysterious. Really dig these stark images from Brooklyn based artist
Jeremy Dyer.

(via SpartanJournal)


(image via JeremyDyer)


(image via JeremyDyer)


(image via JeremyDyer)




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