Jialin Luh

SF Station Writer

When she isn't nerding out, Jialin enjoys art openings, crate digging, crafting, listening to music in pulsating headphones, watching skate videos and cutting rugs. With an ear to the ground, this sneaker fiend/bass enthusiast seeks local designers and artists to shine the spotlight on.
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Local Teachers Win Shopping Sprees, Classroom Funds
By Jialin Luh (Sep 02, 2009)
Everyday we’re bombarded with dismal headlines about record jobless rates, seemingly never ending budget deficits, terror threats and crime. Amidst the doom and gloom, there are still people and organizations doing positive things, keeping a glimmer of hope alive (as cliché as that sounds). A shining example: three Bay Area teachers recently won donations for classroom supplies and shopping sprees for wardrobe makeovers made possible by nonprofit [b]Adopt-a-Classroom[/b], apparel clothing [b]Jones New York[/b] and [b]Macy’s[/b]. More »
Granting Best Friends The Best Life
By Jialin Luh (Feb 27, 2009)
For being dubbed “man’s best friend”, sadly more dogs than we’d like to think are abused, neglected, or abandoned for whatever fate might befall them. Luckily, there are truly caring, responsible organizations like [b]Grateful Dogs Rescue[/b] that take in dogs and put pooch welfare first. More »
The Very Best Places...
By Jialin Luh (Nov 27, 2008)
This year there is a bit of something for everyone. From cheap finds to drool-worthy luxury items, from books to jeans to bike parts - shopping has never been easier! More »
Occasions For Being Merry and Maybe Even Finding Gifts
By Jialin Luh (Oct 28, 2008)
The winter holiday season can be at turns trying and filled with merriment. There is much to stress about -- which holiday party invitations to accept or decline, what dish to bring to the holiday gathering, how to stave off the pounds, how to balance your gift-giving spirit with the desire to stay on top of your finances and how to survive family gatherings. With incessant reminders and proclamations about the dismal state of the economy, San Francisco has not been spared from the crunch. But our vibrant city has much to offer this holiday season to lift you out of the blues. More »
Treasure Trove at Night
By Jialin Luh (Sep 17, 2008)
Every time I return to our beautiful city from a jaunt in The Big Apple I find myself wishing there were more unique concept stores and non-chains open in the later evening hours. Enter Guruguru, open seven days a week from 4pmish to 10:30pmish for the night owls, early lushes and appreciators of aesthetically pleasing objects. More »
Funner Than Fun
By Jialin Luh (Sep 03, 2008)
As evidenced by reality TV shows like Life of Ryan and Rob and Big, as well as the proliferation of skate company ads plastered everywhere including MUNI buses, it’s pretty obvious that the skateboarding industry has changed drastically from its beginnings to mainstream commercialdom. Though many have started skating hoping to achieve fame and fortune, there are still people in it for the unadulterated love of skateboarding. Local company [b]YOURSeLF Skateboarding Co.[/b] was created for the latter. More »
Treasures for Discovery
By Jialin Luh (Jul 08, 2008)
“The Vintage Paper Fair is coming up!” I said excitedly to a friend the other day. This drew a strange look and a puzzled “Oh…?” What, you may wonder, [i]is[/i] a vintage paper fair and what’s to get so excited about? Hal Lutsky’s series of Vintage Paper Fairs only provide fantastic inspiration and finds to anyone with a passion for pretty much anything really. In particular, if you fancy yourself to be any sort of craft, design or antique aficionado, run, don’t walk to the paradise of vintage post cards, photography, campy brochures, “all manner of curious, beautiful and interesting old paper” and more that await at the Hall of Flowers. More »
Hot Dogs + Burt Reynolds + Evil Dead = Totally Awesome
By Jialin Luh (Jun 18, 2008)
This week we were fortunate and excited to catch up with Jen D’Angelo, designer extraordinaire behind local imprint [b]Nooworks[/b]. Having just wrapped the photo shoot for her “scary camping” fall line inspired by Bruce Campbell’s cult favorite [b]Evil Dead[/b], Jen, who also bartends at The Attic, gives us a little peek into her world, how postcards have shaped it and what we have to look forward to. More »
Local Flavor that’s Anything But Stodgy
By Jialin Luh (May 20, 2008)
The phrase “Mission Statement” is probably not the first to pop into your head when you’re trying to come up with a place to shop for unique items from local designers, and certainly is not often synonymous with “fun”. But don’t let that deter you from The Mission Statement, a charming four-month-old co-op featuring the works of local designers. Unlike some of the other great locally-oriented establishments, The Mission Statement carries not only a tasty variety of clothing and accessories, but swoon-worthy lighting and other home accents as well. More »
Shopping in a Cave was Never so Fun
By Jialin Luh (Apr 16, 2008)
With SF-born stalwart Huf and establishments like True, Upper Playground, Fatlace and Invisible Stripes, San Francisco has not been at a loss for streetwear as the scene continues to burgeon. But the addition of a unique storefront from LA’s The Hundreds in the Tendernob puts a new spot in the upper ranks of streetwear destinations for the denizens and visitors of SF. More »
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