Meet Two Lovable Guys Who Don Gay Apparel In Some Very Pun-ny Christmas Cards.

Bill & Gregg's Punny Christmas Cards

Although Bill Bowersock Jr. and Gregg Higuchi met in the Le Marais neighborhood in Paris in 1997, they soon learned they actually lived less then two miles away from each other in San Francisco. A coincidence that turned out to benefit them and, as you’ll see from this post, anyone on their annual Christmas Card mailing list. Read more

The San Francisco BatKid Story Should Move Your Money As Well as Your Heart.

If you haven’t yet heard the amazing story of the city of San Francisco pulling together to make the dream of 5 year old cancer-stricken Miles Scott come true, you simply must read about it here.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed the “City By The Bay” into Gotham City, providing the 5 year old leukemia patient with a Batmobile, a nemesis and a damsel in distress. In addition to a specially printed newspaper front page and the cheering support of hundreds of locals, he even received a key to the city.

If the #SFBatKid story is warming your heart (and if it’s not, there’s something wrong with you), here’s your chance to do something about it. Donate to Make-A-Wish Foundation here so you can help make someone else’s dream come true.

You can view live updates here and follow him on twitter at @SFBatKid

Light The Way For The 49ers With This Candlestick Park Prayer Candle

Candlestick Park Prayer Candle

The San Francisco Heritage Preservation Society cordially invites you to partake in its inaugural celebratory offering. Upper Playground and Botanica Yoruba present for the first time in 49er franchise history, the Candlestick Park Prayer Candle. Read more

Hugo Kobayashi’s Nothing For Something. Paintings Of Crushed Lottery Tickets.

Hugo Kobayashi's Nothing for Something

Los Angeles born, but San Fransisco based artist Hugo Kobayashi, whose painting studio is in Oakland, has a new show opening at the Hang Art gallery today. Read more

The Urban Appeal Of Steven Albert’s Photo-Realism Paintings

Steven Albert urban realism
above: Stroll by Steven Albert, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, Hespe gallery

Steven Albert’s oil paintings are hyperrealistic representations of urban and small town icons like cafes, coffeehouses, street windows, graffiti scrawled walls and parked cars. The mundane subject matter is executed with a deft hand, keen eye and romantic familiarity, especially to those who grew up around San Francisco. Read more

More Jell-O Please. An Update On Liz Hickok’s Wiggly San Francisco.

Liz Hickok's Jell-O San Francisco
above: Coit Tower and San Francisco made of Jell-O by Liz Hickok, 2009

It’s been a few years since I wrote about artist Liz Hickok’s Jell-O casts in my post San Francisco: No Room For Parking, But There’s Always Room For Jell-O, and at the time, the images I shared with you were her works from 2004, 2005 and 2006. Read more

San Francisco As Seen By Artists Greg Gandy And Jeremy Mann

Principle Gallery in Virginia, recently showed a painting exhibit named ‘City Views’ featuring the work of San Francisco-based artists, Jeremy Mann and Greg Gandy.

I have long been a fan of Greg Gandy’s and am now a new fan of Jeremy Mann’s as well. Having grown up in the SF Bay Area, I feel these contemporary artists captured the essence of the unique urban experience and ambiance that is San Francisco. Read more