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What We're Obsessed With Right Now
Compiled by Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Pottery Barn | June 11, 2014
The home decor, hotel apps, and film festivals that San Francisco staffers are geeking out about right now.
Scott Lucas, Web Editor: This decommissioned Muni bus that has been retrofitted to provide free showers for homeless people may not seem like much, but it could really help.
Lauren Murrow, Style Director: Local treasure Zio Ziegler is best known for his intricate murals, which adorn the city—and cover up our unsightly construction—from SoMA to the Outer Sunset. Now, fans of the artist's work can sleep with it. Jumping on the collaboration bandwagon, Ziegler released a collection of bedding, home decor, and accessories for Pottery Barn spin-off PBteen this week. (Pottery Barn isn't all wicker and nautical stripes, after all.) My favorites are the Chain sheets and the Shadow rug.
Jenna Scatena, Associate Editor: It's getting increasingly easier to travel without planning or booking ahead. It's like having a backpacker mindset, but without sleeping in hostels. New apps like Hotel Tonight let's you find hotels close to you on your phone and book them at discounted rates.
Adam Brinklow, Editorial Fellow: The San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project, a film making triathlon in which competing teams write, shoot, and edit original short movies in just 48 hours. It's great fun—and I'm not just saying that because my own movie, "Pod-A," screens at the Clay Theater on June 17. Even if the dynamic and dazzling science-fiction thriller "Pod-A," were not screening Tuesday, June 17 at the Clay Theater, I'm sure I would still endorse this event just as zealously.
Carly Salzberg, Editorial Intern: I have never met a kinder community than at Spirit Rock, an insight meditation center that teaches its members to calm the mind and live more present in the moment. Some are bhakti-oriented, lovers of beauty and chanting; some are poets, therapists, or trauma clinicians. Others former addicts. A truly diverse group.
Sofia Perez, Editorial Intern: Over the weekend I allowed myself to be awed by brunch at Stones Throw. Namely, the puffed potato and egg "snack" that started the brunch off. The golden balls (egg yolk that runs from the crisped yet soft potato exterior) were served on a savory cauliflower mousse with diced bacon. We shamelessly scraped the plate clean.
Kate Van Brocklin, Editorial Intern: There's a glorious stretch of secluded beach off the Coastal Trail at Land's End. You can easily miss the small sign that leads you down a windy set of steps to Mile Rock Beach, but once you reach the sandy enclave, it's just you and the Pacific, sans tourists.