This Mediterranean masterpiece was built in 1936 and recently remodeled according to a Gordon Pierce design. The resulting home is adorned with arched doorways, beamed ceilings, and an exquisite curved stairway.
It’s not always easy to find that perfectly secluded spot far-removed from the rest of society, where you can let loose without the fear of being a disturbance to that family with twin toddlers and a seven-month infant camping the next site over. Here are six awesome spots in SoCal that should save you from a potentially vibe-crushing, awkward interaction:
Sad news out of the Fillmore district last week: the beloved jazz/hip-hop lounge formerly known as Yoshi’s—and more recently known as The Addition—shut its doors this past week. In its honor, we suggest putting on a Duke Ellington record (The OKeh Ellington), pouring a glass of sumpin-sumpin, pouring some of said sumpin-sumpin on the floor, and remember that we at least still have Yoshi's Oakland and SFJazz Center.
Sartorially-gifted men and women are similar when it comes to fashion: we all want to look nice, save some money, and at the same time wear the latest designer gems. Fortunately, a handful of Bay Area entrepreneurs have developed new approaches that combine traditional methods with innovation. Here are the fash-tech startups to watch in 2015.
The newest trend in interactive gaming foregoes the digital realm altogether. Inspired by escape-the-room video games like Crimson Room and QP-Shot, real life escapes lock teams in rooms filled with riddles, puzzles, and clues that, when connected, unlock the door.
Here's what the 7x7 editors focused on this week in lieu of their deadlines.
Meryl Pataky believes the custom neon signs she creates for altar-bound couples generate a feeling akin to falling in love, better known as a “spark.” The San Francisco artist, who showed her work at Art Basel Miami Beach this past December, transforms “raw elements created by stars”—silver, copper, carbon, and helium—“into electrifying works of art.”
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