For some reason.
A couple decades back, people at house parties would overload these decks and then come crashing down, due to dry rot people would say.
I suppose SFGov is doing a better job regulating things nowadays.
Here you go, here’s an expensive crib set what includes a crib with a drop side (which means it slides up and down) which you can’t sell in the United States anymore.
But can you sell it used on Craigslist? No. Hell no.
Loophole alert: Are you allowed to sell this crib not as a crib but as a convertible child’s bed?
Loophole alert: Are you allowed to throw away the drop side and sell the crib as a daybed, thusly?
“Beautiful, high quality solid wood Morigeau-Lepine crib converted to toddler day bed. Originally purchased for 850.00. Attached picture is of original drop-side crib which is now banned in the U.S. Drop side piece is not included in this sale to avoid possible danger.”
I don’t know. Maybe.
But what I do know is that you can’t sell drop side cribs no mo, even on Craigslist.
And yet people try to do that on Craigslist each and every day.
Just saying, ma’am.
What should you buy instead? How about a Sniglar* from IKEA? It costs just $69 (and it certainly looks like it costs just $69.)
And it will not impress any rich ladies in Russian Hill or anywhere else.
But, the Sniglar, she is legal, and that’s the thing.
Sorry for the hassle. Thank you, drive through.
“Morigeau Lepine (Canadian) WOODEN CRIB SET: $3250 VALUE — selling for $1000
Gorgeous Morigeau Lepine furniture in excellent condition. 2800 series collection. Used by one child only in smoke-free house. Can purchase individual pieces or all. Morigeau Lepine furniture is quality, Canadian crafted. Smooth to the touch, durable hardwood construction. It will stand the test of time and you will likely be able to pass down to others. All pieces match and are white with espresso (dark wood) detailing — SEE PHOTOS.
Crib – $550. Converts to a full-sized bed when child grows older! (Crib mattress can be added for additional $50)
Dresser – $300
Bookshelf – $200
$1,000 for all three”
*Wasn’t that Gollum’s name back when he was a Hobbit? Something like that.
Here’s the big news from Kenneth Baker yesterday.
“Called “In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection,” the exhibit will include works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573—1615) and Edo (1615—1868) periods along a 13th—14th century wooden sculpture of Shotoku Taishi; six-panel folding screens dating to the 17th century by Kano Sansetsu; and 18th century paintings by acclaimed masters Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu.”
This should be an excellent show.
All photos courtesy of the Asian Art Museum:
Shotoku Taishi as an Infant, Unknown, Kamakura period (1249-1335). Wood with polychromy. Larry Ellison Collection
Tigers (detail), 1779. By Maruyama Okyo (Japanese, 1733-1795). One of a pair of hanging scrolls; ink and light colors on paper. Larry Ellison Collection.
Auspicious Pine, Bamboo, Plum, Crane and Turtles, Edo period (1615-1868),ca. 1630-1650. By Kano Sansetsu (Japanese, 1590-1651,By Sansetsu, Kano 1590-1651. One of a pair of six panel folding screens. Ink and colors on gold. Larry Ellison Collection
Oh, and don’t forget about Korean Culture Day this Sunday, September 23, 2012. It’s free!
“IN THE MOMENT: JAPANESE ART FROM THE LARRY ELLISON COLLECTION
Asian Art Museum debuts Ellison’s Japanese art collection, coinciding with 2013 America’s Cup
SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2012—Next summer, as the America’s Cup Challenger Series takes to San Francisco Bay, the Asian Art Museum will feature an exhibition of Japanese art from the rarely seen collection of Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and owner of ORACLE TEAM USA, defender of the 2013 America’s Cup.
In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection will introduce approximately 80 exceptional artworks spanning 1,300 years. The exhibition explores the dynamic nature of art selection and display in traditional Japanese settings, where artworks are often temporarily presented in response to a special occasion or to reflect the change of seasons. In the Moment also considers Mr. Ellison’s active involvement in displaying art in his Japanese-style home, shedding light on his appreciation for Japan’s art and culture.
Included in the exhibition are significant works by noted artists of the Momoyama (1573–1615) and Edo (1615–1868) periods along with other important examples of religious art, lacquer, woodwork, and metalwork. Highlights include a 13th–14th century wooden sculpture of Shotoku Taishi; six-panel folding screens dating to the 17th century by Kano Sansetsu; and 18th century paintings by acclaimed masters Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu.
“This exhibition offers a rare glimpse of an extraordinary collection,” said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. “We aim to present it in a fresh and original way that explores traditional Japanese principles governing the relationship of art to our surroundings and social relationships.”
The exhibition is organized by the Asian Art Museum and curated by Dr. Laura Allen, the museum’s curator of Japanese art, and Melissa Rinne, associate curator of Japanese art, in consultation with Mr. Ellison’s curator, Dr. Emily Sano.
The exhibition is on view June 28, 2013 through September 22, 2013. The Asian Art Museum will serve as the only venue for the exhibition.
For more information visit: www.asianart.org
As seen from Post Street.
Don’t miss the giant Buddha* – he’s in the mix as well:
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* Now, you think, and I’m srsly you guys, you think maybe at some point Gumps could make a replica of the Buddha and then send the original back to Northern China whence it came? Just asking, Gump-bro. I know you have custody of it currently, from Agents of Fortune, though Accident of History, but is that the way it will always be?
“A Qing Dynasty gilded wood Buddha, carved for a summer palace in Northern China, is located in the store. It was carved in the Northern Manchurian Province of Jehol, the summer capital of the Ch’ing Emperors in the early 19th Century. The piece, the largest of its kind outside a museum, is the only item in the store that is not for sale.”
China, China, calling out to history
Is that the way it will always be?
The SmartMeter is the round white thing on the right and the cellie antenna is that stuff jutting out at the very top.
How would you like this RF farm parked three yards from your front door?
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Poor by-now-certainly-sterile, wealthy, white, wizened, whiny NoPNA NIMBYs of the Western Addition.
That’s pretty green, huh?
I think it’s celery something, but they change the menu so much I can’t find the name of this starter online:
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And oh yes, please don’t steal their unique chopsticks, no matter how tempted you might become…
Oh dear, I guess Carolyn Alburger already posted a photo of those famous Bushi-Tei chopsticks, you know, the ones so unique that high-end diners swipe them. So, I’m not really adding anything here:
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(Honestly, I missed the photo that she posted. Don’t know how that happened…)
Darn, this means that I’m just another free-loading internet wantrepreneur, another aggregator.
So, I guess alls that left to do is send out a misleading, hyped-up, SEO-optimized, Huffington Post-style Tweet and then I’ll watch the $$$ roll in…
No, I can’t do it! I gots to add value before this post is done.
Let’s see here, Bushi Tei’s chopsticks look like Harry Potter wands, like mini-Elderwands. (There, I’ve started the rise from mere internet wantrepreneur, mere aggregator, up to the lofty perch of blogger, of content creator. Hurray! Whew, that was close.)
But wait, there’s more.
OMG, handmade Pocky!
“Chocolate Pot de Creme – Blackberry and Elderflower: Handmade Pocky” by Pastry Chef Yuko Fujii:
These Pockies are the cutest things I’ve seen since those mini choco burgers that Spork gives you to ease the pain right at the time you realize you dropped $80-something at a revamped KFC. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. And, last I heard, their Original Recipe Pull Apart Rolls with whipped honey butter and sea salt are still free, price on the menu is listed as $0.00. Hurray! Oh yes, please don’t steal Spork’s hefty, metal, straight-outta-Pusan sporks neither.)
I was going to save these Pockies for another post, but I sure don’t want anybody to call me the “A-word.”
Anyway, bushi tei is swinging for the fences up there on Post Street – I mean, they had a Michelin star(!) for a while, right? (And let me tell you, you won’t find too many of those in District 5, let me tell you.)
And now, bushi-tei has a new chef, I understand, so who knows what the future will bring.