New Years Eve Guide

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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True Vintage From All Over Under One Roof
By Jialin Luh (Feb 13, 2008)
A good day garage- or estate-sale hopping can yield fabulous finds. There is something special about scrounging a couple hours away through someone else’s junk for gems, kind of like the giddy feeling you might get finding one or two prized records after a long crate-digging session. But let’s face it: not everyone is up to the task. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Vintage Fashion Expo might be the answer vintage fashion lovers seek: this popular show brings together dealers from across the country under one roof for a weekend of treasure hunting that kicks off tomorrow morning. More »
Not Your Run-of-the-Mill Style Guide
By Jialin Luh (Jan 29, 2008)
With the burgeoning proliferation of the blogging and online social networking worlds, self-proclaimed “lifestyle navigator” Charles & Marie successfully marries technology and style trends with a unique shopping experience you can access from the comfort of your own home. The locally-based web site is an aggregator of sorts, bringing together thoughtfully-curated items from all over the world that can be purchased directly from the site, city guides and product and travel blogs, all intended to point visitors at what the site contributors consider to be the must-have and must-visit places. More »
Localize it!
By Jialin Luh (Nov 28, 2007)
This year there have been a slew of new discoveries on our list. From concept shops to handmade crafts - shopping has never been easier! More »
Anti-Chain Store Holiday Roundup
By Jialin Luh (Nov 06, 2007)
The simultaneously dreaded and excitedly anticipated holiday shopping season is upon us. Before you succumb to elbowing your way through throngs of aggressive deal-seekers at the mall, consider some alternative avenues for procuring unique and thoughtful gifts. The next two weekends will be key. Tomorrow kicks off [b]KPFA’s Crafts & Music Fair[/b] and Sunday marks the next installment of [b]Mission Indie-mart[/b]. Next Thursday, Dec13th, the charming smattering of shops on Clement between 4th Ave and Arguello will extend their business hours to 9pm. Next Saturday, Dec 15th, [b] Bazaar Bizarre [/b] touches down in Golden Gate Park. More »
A Cheery Treasure Trove
By Jialin Luh (Oct 22, 2007)
There are plenty more pleasant holiday shopping experiences to be had than knocking elbows with competitive chain store shoppers. Rather than steering for the mall, there are plenty of local shops and boutiques to set your course for. One of the newest destinations on your list should be the new Chronicle Books store that opened Nov 8th on Union Street. Hitting its fortieth birthday this year, the San Francisco publishing house has finally expanded beyond its cozy floor space in the Metreon into a full-fledged bookstore and the results are to cheer for. More »
Beauty: When Hacking Occurs
By Jialin Luh (Oct 04, 2007)
Some of the most fascinating works of art come as a result of experimentation and endeavors in non-fine-arts related fields. Electrical engineer and “hardware hacker” Joe Grand has been dabbling with electronics for years, tweaking archaic computer systems and breathing new life into obsolete equipment. Though he’s been commissioned to create badges for computer security conventions, invents and designs consumer electronics and video gaming accessories, Grand has never thought of exhibiting his pieces as art. Now for the first time he’s displaying his work as an installation aptly named “When Electronics Become Art” at 20 goto 10. More »
Good Stuffs
By Jialin Luh (Sep 26, 2007)
Rather than writing disdainfully about Halloween’s descent into the masses’ sorry excuse for getting away with as much skank as possible in public, I’ve opted to write about something much more pleasurable: the opening of San Francisco’s very own Rare Device. Blossoming in the space formerly known as National Product on Market Street, Rare Device is Rena Tom’s West Coast treat of a shop that originated in Brooklyn. More »
Delights for the Wondrous-Minded
By Jialin Luh (Sep 12, 2007)
When fellow Banana Slugs Lauren Smith and Derek Fagerstrom met at UC Santa Cruz over a decade ago it was a recipe for magic. The San Francisco natives fell in love and after graduation packed their bags and set sail for New York. Nearly eight years later they decided it was time to leave the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple to return home and channel their creative energies toward what has now become the Curiosity Shoppe: a magical collection of vintage and modern treasures topped off with a lovely window display currently inhabited by… bats! More »
Communications and Inspirations in the Modern Age
By Jialin Luh (Aug 28, 2007)
Unless you live in the rural countryside, chances are that you use email and/or a cell phone to stay in touch with people and to keep up-to-date with goings on in the world. Instant messaging programs and text messaging have morphed communication today into an often context-less space with lack of intonation and increased probability of mixed messages and miscommunication. SF Camerawork’s current exhibition, "There is Always a Machine Between Us", explores these new modes of communication propelled by the advent of the Internet, in methods and mediums that promise an intriguing visit and provide ample fodder for discussion in the aftermath. More »
Shopping For a Cause
By Jialin Luh (Aug 28, 2007)
I’ve never been one to drop money on logo-patterned handbags a la Louis Vuitton, Coach, Fendi, Gucci, etc. No, I’m more of a Dutchy, Balenciaga, Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs kind of girl. That being said, I have trouble justifying spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on handbags. Imagine if proceeds from your luxury handbag purchase could benefit a local charity. Regardless of your style preference, the upcoming [b]This Old Bag[/b] event at the W on October 19th presents exactly this opportunity. More »
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