Posts Tagged ‘art’

World-Famous Japanese Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo to Speak at USF March 6th – Tickets Available Now

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Marie Kondo’s Japanese Art of Decluttering is coming to Frisco on March 6th, 2017.

(I have my invite around here somewhere, perhaps near my many many piles of water-damaged LIFE magazine.)

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(Here’s a point / counterpoint from Slate on this newish Joy Spark Club.)

All the deets:

Mon, March 6, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

University of San Francisco Presentation Theater, 2350 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

The USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies with support from Tatcha is delighted to present “Marie Kondo’s Japanese Art of Decluttering.” 

Join us on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Presentation Theater when we welcome Ms. Kondo to campus for a lecture and brief organizational demonstration, followed by Q&A with the audience. A limited number of tickets are available to a private VIP reception preceding the talk.

Marie Kondo is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Spark Joy and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (also a bestseller in Japan, Germany, and the U.K.) and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2015. She is the founder of the KonMari Method, widely regarded as a new approach to decluttering based on Japanese values, which includes the spirit of Zen.

50% Sade is Better than No Sade – A Dirt Cobain on Geary in Frisco’s Richmond District

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

On Geary west of Masonic, which is Richmond enough for me.

Dirt Cobain:

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“Cherish the Day” is the fourth and final single by English band Sade from their fourth studio album, Love Deluxe (1992). It was released in the UK on July 31, 1993 and in the US on September 11, 1993. In the black and white shot music video, Sade Adu performs the song while playing a guitar on the rooftop of an NYC skyscraper as her bandmates and a few other people vibe to the music on the streets below. With the prominent views of the World Trade Center in most of the shots and with the coincidence of its US release date falling on September 11th, the music video for the single acts as an unintended tribute to the Twin Towers.

Signs of Life at 834 – 838 Divisadero – “A Bottomless Demand for Rustic Italian Food” – CHE FICO e RAGAZZI DI BOBA Prossimamente!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

First it was all like this:

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And then it was all like this, with the Barrelhead Brewhouse supposing to go in:

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But the Barrelhead, she went in on Fulton near Masonic, leaving 834 838 an empty hulk, for the most part, for like a half-decade. Oh, I guess California Parking tried to make a go of it a few years back as well.

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But now, one looks and sees this:

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One Googles and, of course, one sees that Socketsite, San Francisco Real Estate Tips, Trends and the Local Scoop, is all over this bidness, with a fresh entry.

And that’s your Western Addition Update, North of NoPA / DivCo Edition…

Strange New Vegetable Art Near Kezar – What Do You Call This “Improvement?” – And We’re Paying for This, in One Way or Another

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Through a tax, or a fee, or some new onus owed to some millionaire homeowners association, we’re paying for this:

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And what is it? Does it “transform” the area? Really?

GOBBLE GOBBLE: November 2016 at 1269 Gallery – Surviving “Urban Renewal” with Savoir Faire

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

A very nice walking bird:

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Get all the deets here on Hoodline.

Physical Graffiti: The Reason Why You Shouldn’t Park Your Excavators on the Streets of San Francisco

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

As seen on Masonic:

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Welcome to Frisco:

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Beware the “Friendly” White Bus – Beware this White Whale

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

IDK, man. I like my corporate buses all black and sharp-edged.

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So what’s up what’s up with this? Check out the text up front – “friendly?”

I think I want off of this ride.

(I prefer planes)

Eight-Bit Graffiti, SoMA

Monday, August 8th, 2016

On 12th Street near Howard, IIRC:

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Here’s All What’s Left of 1994’s Giant “Gold Mountain” Mural at Romolo Place in North Beach – Graffiti

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

First, the giant mural of Romolo was all like this:

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But now it’s all like this – I haven’t been through this way since it got painted over, thusly:

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Due to this:

“I’m done with them. That’s why the mural is painted over,” Sherry said. She said that during the 2004 restoration, which took almost a year, she worked on the mural six days a week for almost a year and was only compensated for transportation and lunch. “It was an absolute nightmare,” she said. “All they could pay me was coming out of their poor little pockets, so I accepted it because at the time I could afford to take a lot of time to do this. … So I basically just did the work, and they let it go to hell again.

There was a theory that murals discourage graffiti. I don’t know well that theory worked out…

The “Faceless Rooftop Wraiths” of 580 California

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

It’s 580 California in front of the BofA Building:

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