Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Granger & Grapes

Two spectacular surprises that greeted me yesterday. Bill Granger's phenomenal Everyday Asian and crisp, organic grapes.

Monday, November 14, 2011

How Not to Make Money

Bing's ad business shocks me. Their desktop app does not work on Macs and their online interface does not work on Chrome, Safari or Firefox. I'm currently trying to spend more money with Bing and I cannot. What a great business!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Let There Be Legumes

I guest blogged for MyChef today. The subject? Beans.
Last night's dinner featured beans two ways with Morimoto battle broccoli in the background.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Marc Alery Charms

Marc Alery makes beautiful, playful charms with long, contrasting chains. He plays to the super premium market and doesn't sell in the US (?!) so I may have to pick-up metal working.

Friday, November 4, 2011

In Good Company

J. Crew is killing it with In Good Company. It enables them to add classic styles at premium price points without development resource, new material sourcing or big inventory risk. And importantly, it preps their customer to pay more for everything at J. Crew, including their questionable-quality cashmere. Very smart.

I'm not clear why this Authier vest is $530, but I'd like to have it. I'd also like to be the woman in the logo.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dia de los Muertos

Yesterday was Dia de los Muertos and I was in the Mission. Skulls abound, incense burned and wedding white was worn to honor loved ones lost.

A few opportunistic sales were made.
The Aztecs came.
And the jellyfish followed.

PRoll ruled the jelly bloom.
Loyal girlfriends handled corset-synching for on-bike, face-painted boyfriends.
And I befriended the friendliest dead man on the block.
As the jellies floated away.

Watering Hole

Oh My!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Full-Circle: Nightrider Messenger

Last week Timbuk2 launched our limited edition, made in San Francisco Nightrider Messenger. The product had been in the works since 2008 (full story here). It was:
  • Inspired by 2 employees, 1 bridge & 1 fan
  • Developed, prototyped & built in Timbuk2's San Francisco factory
  • Tested by said fan
  • Launched in limited quantity with backyard video footage & an on-model shot from fan (aka muse)
  • Shared by fan, her community & Timbuk2 fans

The Product
The Muse
The Video The Homepages: Oct 25 & Oct 28
The Email
The Product Page: Includes inspiration images as product perspectives
The Blog Post

The Secret to My Heart

I recently came home to this.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mysterious Wallabees

I love Wallabees. Warm but not hot, silent and supportive, masculine in a hot kind of way, I wear them with everything. I see Clarks advertisements all over San Francisco and I'm waiting for them to pop up on tomboystyle. But as my friends and family like to point out, only old men, burnouts and the Wu Tang wear wallabees. All the more reason for me to rock 'em every damn day.
So you can imagine my reaction when a new pair mysteriously arrived at my desk yesterday. I did not order them. Turns out I have a Wallabee fairy godfather. Fistpump.

Salad Matrix

I guest blogged about Salad & Sunshine for MyChef last week. Everyone loves matrices.
The Salad Matrix. Mix & match your way to a happy, healthy routine.
This is what salad & sunshine looks like.