San Francisco Bay Area

The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

My friend Brady found this beauty while cleaning out his studio. It's simply amazing! The different typefaces are cool, it must have looked very mod in its day.   The 'Engineering Appliance Company' is alas, no longer in business. The San Francisco street address in now condos and a google search returned no results.  (…)

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Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

From news article: Bay Area zero-emission advocates got their first test ride Thursday on a zippy new all-electric motor scooter that can take two commuters on a silent freeway ride that will cost them just pennies in electrical power. The plug-in hybrid automobile crowd, in the news these days because of advances in the technology(…)

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After one year, the code atop of an Adobe® building is cracked

After one year, the code atop of an Adobe® building is cracked

Adobe, very clever (as usual) and witty to boot.  From the SJMercury news: The code is cracked. And for anyone who thought a simple message was being transmitted by the rotating disks atop the Adobe tower in downtown San Jose, boy, were you wrong. The message of San Jose Semaphore is the entire text of(…)

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BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

Burritoeater.com aims to be the Web’s most complete source of information on San Francisco taquerias – where they’re located, what they look like, if they’re open late, whether they serve breakfast, what the SF Department of Public Health says about them, which ones double as cell phone retailers, etc. etc. And while we realize that(…)

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Maverick’s surf contest is on for Saturday 01-12-08

Maverick’s surf contest is on for Saturday 01-12-08

HALF MOON BAY – Many of the world's best and bravest surfers are heading toward Half Moon Bay as organizers of the legendary Maverick's Surf Contest have scheduled the big-wave event for Saturday. Surfers were given the word this morning, said brothers and surf partners Tyler and Russell Smith of Santa Cruz. Organizers have been(…)

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Mystical San Francisco — Photography

Mystical San Francisco — Photography

    Link to SF Chronicle images

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Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Reverse Graffiti Project — The Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco

Real name, Paul Curtis, Moose is the grand-daddy of reverse graffiti. He’s been cleaning the streets of the UK and beyond for around ten years. Using detergent and a wire brush, the tools of many a cleaner, he works with advertisers to create innovative clean messages and slogans that inevitably turn into works of art.(…)

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Burningman 2009 Live streaming video…

Free TV : Ustream

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San Francisco Bay Area Event — Joe Strummer Tribute & Benefit — Sunday, 07 December, 2008

From The Squid List: Every year since his untimely death, the San Francisco music community has come together to celebrate the life, music and spirit of Joe. All proceeds go to Strummerville (www.strummerville.com), the foundation in England set up in Joe's name that aims to create new opportunities for aspiring  musicians. This year, Eric McFadden,(…)

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San Francisco’s annual St Stupid’s Day Parade

San Francisco’s annual St Stupid’s Day Parade

cortesy of Laughing Squid   cortesy of Laughing Squid   cortesy of Laughing Squid   cortesy of Michael Bolger

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Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?

Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?

photo: in2jazz From article: Why the San Francisco Chronicle is a candidate to exit print Play with me on this one: Which major American newspaper should be the first to throw up its hands and stop publishing a print product? It’s a question worth asking. This could be the worst year for newspapers since the(…)

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San Francisco sock exchange

San Francisco sock exchange

A laundromat in Bernal Heights sock exchange. Found on Flickr via

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‘Current’ time-lapse video of San Francisco Bay

‘Current’ time-lapse video of San Francisco Bay

  Hi-Def San Francisco is project of CloudView Photography. The camera is a 3 megapixel StartDot Technologies Netcam XL mounted in a weather proof enclosure high in the hills of Sausalito. Images are captured every 15 seconds cropped from the full resolution to 1920×1080 and uploaded in 480, 720 and 1080 resolution to the web(…)

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Best Donuts in San Francisco — Dynamo Donuts

Best Donuts in San Francisco — Dynamo Donuts

Link to Dynamo Donuts snazzy website. Thanks Liz G.

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Napa gets EU ‘Region Protection’

Napa gets EU ‘Region Protection’

Napa vintners finally get name recognition, European Union agrees this week on special designation for region In China, Spain, Chile, Tahiti and other parts of the world there are at least a dozen winemakers using the words Napa or Napa Valley in their brand names in what California vintners say is a deliberate attempt to(…)

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Big red ball of yarn rolls down hills in SF

Big red ball of yarn rolls down hills in SF

Disclaimer: I know the folks over at neverhidefilms

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Found Graffiti #42 — Mooo!

Found Graffiti #42 — Mooo!

Found on Octavia Street, San Francisco. I wonder if it’s the same person who did the Koi fish on Webster Street. Definitely not this guy.

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Found Graffiti #12 — Obama!

Found Graffiti #12 — Obama!

On the corner of Laguna and Haight Streets.

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Excellent collection of photographs on top of the Bay Bridge

Excellent collection of photographs on top of the Bay Bridge

west tower Courtesy of a source who goes by the handle of Unaesthetic, we invite you to take in the scenery from the tippy-top of a San Francisco Bay Bridge suspension tower! And on a sunny day, no less Link to article Link to the photoset  Other Telstar San Francisco Bay Area links:  Golden Gate(…)

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