Posts by Stephanie Orma

There's nothing more fun than a pile of presents - unless, of course, they look like a cheeseburger!

Before hip neighborhoods, swanky bars, and icons like the Golden Gate Bridge took shape, San Francisco’s awe-inspiring beauty was luring artists to the City by the Bay.Well, thanks to Pomegranate's new publication, Artistic San Francisco, we can snag a glimpse back in time through art-colored glasse

As a serial renter (I’ve lived in five apartments in the last ten years), I know all too well the joys and pains of the rental hunt. The “joy” is fleeting (woo hoo – new digs, fresh start!). But the pain sets in fast: They call that a view?

If you’re traveling by plane this holiday season, SFO’s Terminal 2 has a rockin’ new exhibit worth checking out. As you head to your gate (or deal with crazy flight delays), snag a glimpse of "Revolutions per Minute: The Evolution of the Record” and “The Art of the Album Cover.” The new exhibits trace the history of the record from wind-up phonographs and portable 45s to picture discs and colored vinyl. Expect an awesome array of vintage players, records, and album covers designed by the likes Jim Flora, Reid Miles, and Andy Warhol. Here are a few highlights: 

From carbs to candy, sleeping pills to anxiety meds, we’ve all got our vices. So why not store ‘em in style? Thanks to Jonathan Adler’s wit and whimsy, we can now stash our stuff in clever canisters labeled “Ambien” to “Xanax.”

Rachel Horn, the LA-based interior designer best known for swanking out a 1969 airstream trailer for Burning Man, is at it again. She recently designed the Napa Valley Film Festival Pop-up Shop, which just opened at Cake Plate Boutique in downtown Napa. 

Calling all chocolate lovers: Tis' the season to indulge - in the color that is. The dark decadent hue is fall 2011's hottest flavor. And trendsetting Kate Spade New York pays homage to all its delicious shades with a stop-motion animation full of whimsy and beauty.

Bold Italic, the online guide for equipping San Franciscans with intel on how to “go out and be a better local” recently ventured out into new territory of their own. The in-the-know gurus launched their first-ever print quarterly. 

This Sunday, San Francisco’s established and up-and-coming artists will make their mark – and it’s yours for the taking. In the ultimate DIY-art-collectors journey, SF Art Commission’s Passport 2011 invites you travel around the Castro District collecting original, artist-designed stamps (from the artist themselves) in a hip little “passport” book.

The bike-inspired poster show–ARTCRANK–is cycling in for its third awesome year. This Friday, October 21, more than thirty local creatives will peddle their two-wheeling prints at SF’s 111 Minna Gallery.