Oakland has Issues. Happy birthday, Issues! Celebrate their fifth birthday this weekend with mixtapes, chili, local love, and fun stuff to read!
I spent Sunday under the shade of the Bazaar Bizarre tent at Maker Faire with Bill and the Flimflammery booth. While I didn’t venture away from the table too much, I did manage to up with Wall•e a bit.
Aside from the general plentifulness of humans being incredibly creative and ridiculously smart, the consumerist theme seemed to be “pointy things” – at least for me.
Knowing that mine is a long-term pursuit to unlearn feminine competition, last night was a tremendous opportunity for me. In a room filled with fabulous women who are equally well- and poorly acknowledged for their work, I walked in with assumptions, met them to create genuine first impressions, and finally listened to them to get more complete perspectives (even if one-sided).
One such persons doing inspiring things is Kate Burgess, mother of real-life Podling Penelopants. Tomorrow she’s showing her artwork at Seesaw in Hayes Valley.
Meet Loakal, the new collab from fiftyseven-thirtythree and East Bay Express. After taking our new shirts for a test drive the next day, Bill and I concluded: The tees are perfect for grilling and the tanks are perfect for Free Comic Book Day. 510!
San Francisco fashion fun fact? Simon Ungless, the Director of the School of Fashion, introduced Burton to McQueen, and it was through that meeting that she earned an internship in the AMQ fashion house.
My friend Sara Barz has launched Spokespeople, a cyclist-loving organization that loves its stories, with two of her friends Rebecca Stievater and Emma Bailey. Once a month since this past winter, animated speakers and active listeners have been gathering for largely extemporaneous rounds on loose themes like Red, Touching, and this weekend’s In Transit.
The Estria Foundation is teaming up with L.A. Art Machine and the DoArT Foundation to host Urban Legends, celebrating 45 years of public art!