San Francisco's Life
Follow
Find
6.1K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by axelletess
onto San Francisco's Life
Scoop.it!

Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side

Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
Conferences devoted to spiritual topics such as mindfulness, compassion and the teachings of Buddhism are becoming increasingly popular among the Silicon Valley digerati.
more...
No comment yet.
San Francisco's Life
Welcome to the life of SF & the Silicon Valley, to know everything about one of the most inspiring place in the world
Curated by axelletess
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

We'll Always Have Paris

We'll Always Have Paris | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
Anna A spends time in Gourmet and More
Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but at times it can feel a little romanticized, and dare I say cliché. But, as of a few months ago, the neighbo...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Get Your Pumped Up Kicks for Bay to Breakers

Get Your Pumped Up Kicks for Bay to Breakers | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
The beloved Bay to Breakers is fast approaching on Sunday, May 20.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Street people: In San Francisco, humans reclaim the right-of-way [SLIDESHOW]

Street people: In San Francisco, humans reclaim the right-of-way [SLIDESHOW] | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
In the City by the Bay, when the weather is nice, people have taken to lounging, cycling, and otherwise making themselves right at home -- in the middle of the streets.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

San Francisco Announces Sharing Economy Working Group

San Francisco Announces Sharing Economy Working Group | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it

Mayor Edwin M. Lee of San Franciso announced the formation of a Sharing Economy Working Group today, the first of its kind in the U.S. and perhaps in the world. The purpose of the working group, "is to take a comprehensive look at the economic benefits, innovative companies and emerging policy issues around the growing 'sharing economy'”. This could catalyze other cities to take similar action.

As one of the epicenters of the emerging sharing economy with companies like Airbnb, Taskrabbit, MeshLabs, Getaround and RelayRides calling it home, San Francisco is uniquely positioned to innovate in the policy realm. “The growing ‘sharing economy’ is leveraging technology and innovation to generate new jobs and income for San Franciscans in every neighborhood and at every income level,” said Mayor Lee. “As the birthplace of this new, more sustainable ‘sharing economy,’ San Francisco must be at the forefront of nurturing its growth, modernizing our laws, and confronting emerging policy issues and concerns

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Three New Ventures Aiming to Put SF on the Fashion Map

Three New Ventures Aiming to Put SF on the Fashion Map | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
Paloma Von Broadley is dreaming of a move. 
If things turn out the way she hopes, the 30-year-old Berkeley resident will soon relocate to San Francisco. “I’m 
craving the city,” she says.
more...
Lisa Vukovic's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:41 PM

SF is the place to be!

Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Tales of the City

Tales of the City | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it

Anyone who’s ever experienced San Francisco’s frigid, un-California-like summer will take comfort in this saying, supposedly uttered by the Huckleberry Finn author and one-time San Francisco resident. But did he ever really say it? I checked in with Jacques Lamarre, director of communications at the Mark Twain House & Museum in New York, who was unable to find any attribution of the quote to Twain. “This does not mean that he didn't say it, because he wrote so many letters, speeches, short stories, and novels,” Jacques says. “Sometimes he would say things conversationally that would be reported or re-quoted by others.” But in the absence of any definitive proof, the story of Mark Twain’s clever remark on the summer in San Francisco is about as probable as a heat wave in July.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Fedele Bauccio: The Man Who Cooked Up 136.5 Million Sustainable Meals Last Year

Fedele Bauccio: The Man Who Cooked Up 136.5 Million Sustainable Meals Last Year | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
The entire time we’re touring the University of San Francisco kitchen, which produces 4,000 meals a day for students and faculty, Fedele Bauccio holds my hand.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk | de Young Museum

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk | de Young Museum | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it

March 24, 2012 - August 19, 2012
Dubbed fashion’s enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier launched his first prêt-à-porter collection in 1976 and founded his own couture house in 1997. Emerging as a designer in the 1970s, he developed his own dress codes that reflected the changing world around him. The openly gay Gaultier uses his designs to tackle gender and transgender issues through androgynous, gender-bending styles, meanwhile delving even further into some of the darker areas of the sexual revolution. Always provocative, he addresses issues of multiculturalism by bringing ethnic diversity to the Paris runway. Despite the gritty and sometimes controversial context of his collections, the clothes remain beautiful, superbly crafted with the finest dressmaking and detailing skills.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

SFMOMA Debuts New Exhibitions This Weekend

SFMOMA Debuts New Exhibitions This Weekend | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
SFMOMA’s collection of Francesca Woodman prints is on its way out (if you missed them, go this weekend), but the museum’s jet stream of excellent photography will not be abating any time soon. Two new exhibitions, one a retrospective of L.A.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side

Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
Conferences devoted to spiritual topics such as mindfulness, compassion and the teachings of Buddhism are becoming increasingly popular among the Silicon Valley digerati.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Why SF's Current Tech Boom is "Here to Stay"

Why SF's Current Tech Boom is "Here to Stay" | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
A few years ago, one of the general partners at Trinity Ventures, Dan Scholnick, started floating the idea to his colleagues that the VC firm should expand from its headquarters on Sand Hill Road by establishing a beachhead in San Francisco.
more...
Lisa Vukovic's curator insight, May 20, 2013 6:44 PM

And the prices in real estate are booming as well!

Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Silicon Valley economy recovering faster than nation

Silicon Valley economy recovering faster than nation | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
World's tech capital adds 42,000 jobs in 2011, an increase of 3.8 percent compared with the nation's 1.1 percent growth rate, according to a new survey. Read this blog post by Steven Musil on Business Tech.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Inside SoMa's Style Savvy Cannabis Club

Inside SoMa's Style Savvy Cannabis Club | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it

Designed by Larissa Sand of San Francisco’s Sand Studios, the dispensary is one of the city's most stunning spaces, and now it has won one of California Home + Design’s coveted 2012 Design Awards for Commercial Design. The winners of the annual awards were announced last night as a part of Design SF

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

SMART Muni App for San Francisco Transit Goes Unused

SMART Muni App for San Francisco Transit Goes Unused | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
Volunteers developed an app to track all of the city’s buses in real time, but it remains unused because the government cannot afford to buy the iPads required to run the software.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

San Francisco Fights Erosion as Coastal Cities Watch Closely

San Francisco Fights Erosion as Coastal Cities Watch Closely | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
Every few years, stormy surf grinds away at Ocean Beach, a 3.5-mile stretch on the Pacific Ocean, pulling huge amounts of sand out to sea.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Pretty on the Inside

Pretty on the Inside | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it

 Since the Bay Area doesn't have a Vogue or an Elle, local bloggers have been elevated in the public eye to "fashion editor" status, getting hired as stylists by department stores, getting featured in cosmetic ads, and walking the runway in local shows. These scribes don't wear steely glares behind black sunglasses like their old-school East Coast counterparts – they're actually very happy to meet you whether you're wearing Forever 21 or vintage Lanvin.

So here's a little tour of the fashion blogger ecosystem. Danielle Steele recently dissed our city for having bad fashion. I don't think she knew about these ladies.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Bad morning approaching tweaked Bay Bridge

Bad morning approaching tweaked Bay Bridge | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
A lone car is seen on the Bay Bridge from Treasure Island on Sunday, February 19, 2012. The Bay Bridge was closed due to construction and demolish throughout the weekend.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

The Mystical Golden Gate Bridge

The Mystical Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
The Mystical Golden Gate Bridge - Emerging from the fog, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has never looked more magical in this photograph.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Watch Live As San Francisco's Bizarre Emergency Warning System Plays Tony Bennett

Watch Live As San Francisco's Bizarre Emergency Warning System Plays Tony Bennett | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
San Francisco is a ridiculous place where no one will tell you when you have a bad idea. Like today, when its emergency broadcast system is going to belt out I Left My Heart in San Francisco instead of the standard weekly warning.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Ron Conway is a Silicon Valley startup's best friend

Ron Conway is a Silicon Valley startup's best friend | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
The prolific angel investor has rarely met an Internet startup he didn't like. When it comes to picking the next big thing, there's a right way and a wrong way. And then there's the Conway.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

California Housing Market Braces for Facebook Millionaires

California Housing Market Braces for Facebook Millionaires | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it
The Bay Area and Silicon Valley expect the windfall from the Facebook stock offering to make their in-demand region even hotter.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by axelletess
Scoop.it!

Mid Riff

Mid Riff | San Francisco's Life | Scoop.it

"There’s an exciting energy brewing at the intersection of 6th and Market in downtown San Francisco. Young entrepreneurs are opening up shop in one of the most poverty-ridden parts of the city. When I asked small business owners if they chose their location based on redevelopment incentives from the city, most of them just laughed. Maybe the funds were there at one time, but the people I talked to settled in the area based on personal motivation."

more...
No comment yet.