Posts Tagged ‘ california ’

Drag City

September 1, 2012
Drag City

We came back from Mexico and Brook scored us tix to the drag races in Sonoma. HELLZ YEAH! I liked watching the tiny teams of colors swarm the cars between races, the big plumes of burning rubber, and the candy coats. We packed a picnic and had to buy earplugs! It was hot and...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Viola Frey

June 19, 2012
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After a mini-hiatus, we are back with Sara from Brown Paper Bag for Time Travel Tuesday! This week she wrote about Viola Frey, a Bay Area artist who explored gender power & dynamics in her expressive, figural ceramic sculptures. Don’t forget to visit BPB for my post on Jean Charlot, a French muralist whose...
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Celebrate Earth Day w/BIG THINGS x The California Academy of Sciences!

April 19, 2012
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BIG THINGS is SO excited to be partnering with the California Academy of Sciences for a radical Earth Day celebration! Join us at the Academy next Thursday, April 26th for Dirty, Earthy NightLife, an evening dedicated to the EARTH and getting in touch with nature. Award-winning nature photographer, Ian Shive, will present his stunning portfolio of...
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STRIKE!

November 2, 2011
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today, november 2nd, 2001, occupy oakland has called for a GENERAL STRIKE, asking all workers and students to take to the streets to show solidarity with the occupy movement and to protest police violence, the shuttering of schools and libraries, and “an economic system built on inequality & corporate power that perpetuates racism, sexism & the...
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shuck it all

September 15, 2011
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i was so happy to have my great friends tasja & andi in town for a few days from germany! they were doing a classic california roadtrip and started and finished here in the bay area. we were lucky enough to spend a lot of quality time together, including a getaway to the headlands...
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los angeles: part 2

February 2, 2011
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it’s quite odd to be thinking about being in LA a few weeks ago when your front porch is completely buried in a snowdrift! i’m writing from chicago and figured if i’m snowed in, i might as well think of somewhere warm…so here goes part 2 of our trip to la. (don’t miss part...
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los angeles: part 1

January 22, 2011
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ever since i was kid, i harbored this midwestern dream of moving to southern california, becoming a marine biologist (save the whales!) having a surfer boyfriend and just chilling on the beach. but since living in the bay area, i’ve developed a slightly more jaded view of all things so-cal: hollywood, smog, porn, fake...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: SOMMER

September 23, 2010
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sommer and i worked together at metier when i first moved to the city two years ago and i was immediately won over by her wit, wacky jokes, and awesome come-backs. since those fateful days she’s been in and out of the fashion world, the fancy bakery world, and the san francisco world, but...
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i like to move it move it

August 17, 2010
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i’ve been wanting a change of scenery for a while now and after much deliberation between berlin, new york, chicago, and mexico city, i’ve decided to move to OAKLAND! tracy and i moved a truckload of stuff over yesterday and nico helped me with the rest today. strange to be leaving my home here...
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san foodcisco!

July 31, 2010
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between my last big trip and the impending southwest roadtrip (leaving tomorrow morning! woah!!!) i spent a few weeks here in san francisco getting back to work, packing my stuff, looking for a new place to live. and as always, nourishing myself (more often than not to the brink of excess) on the incredible...
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