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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Making You Wish For Endless Winter
By Jialin Luh (Aug 14, 2007)
Spend your winters here and summers in the Southern hemisphere and you can ride the slopes all-year-round. Alright, so we may not all have the luxury of chasing snow, but we ARE very fortunate to have Mountain West, a cozy gem of a shop at the junction of Division and 10th. This independently owned and operated joint stocks just about anything and everything you might need on your next expedition to Tahoe or, say, the slopes in Chile, and it’s never too early to start preparing. More »
Luxurious Haircraft
By Jialin Luh (Aug 07, 2007)
I have long looked forward to haircuts with childish glee and anticipation. However, it wasn’t until I converted to Mr. Pinkwhistle that I began to look forward to my cut and color appointments as a lavish, pampering visit in a luxurious, superbly designed space. Named after the storybook character Mr. Pink-whistle of English children’s writer Enid Blyton’s creation, this Nob Hill salon draws a varied clientele who have at least one thing in common: the desire to keep their style fresh and impeccable, and to enjoy the experience of getting there. More »
Beautiful Revolution
By Jialin Luh (Jul 25, 2007)
[b]Babylon[/b]: in Jamaica, this term is an all-encompassing euphemism for oppression and those who oppress. Take it from Jamaican native Sean Stewart, proprietor and mastermind behind Babylon Falling, a newish joint in the Tendernob district. With an overarching theme of revolution, this shop houses a unique and winsome combination of books, toys, skate decks, clothing and collectibles that provides one more reason to love San Francisco. More »
The Art of Reverse Engineering
By Jialin Luh (May 22, 2007)
What do disassembled wireless presenters, oscilloscopes, graphical representations of ones and zeroes, and destroyed muscle cars have in common? Reverse Engineering was probably not the first common thread to come to mind, but this theme is intriguingly explored in the fourth installation to grace the white walls of 20 goto10 gallery in Nob Hill. Spanning two long walls, this exhibit features the work of two local artists: Luis Miras and Spencer Mack. More »
All the Comforts of Home
By Jialin Luh (May 22, 2007)
No two visits to Aldea, a hip home furnishings store in the Mission, are apt to be the same. Well, there may be one thing: you are bound to find something that tickles your fancy and may leave the sensory-rich experience with an inspiration for redesigning your home. Store proprietor Johanna Bialkin moved to San Francisco from New York inspired by a project where interior designers and architects redesigned an apartment every six months, and the results are fresh and dazzling. More »
Gifts for both Dads and Grads
By Jialin Luh (May 08, 2007)
Are you frantically puzzling over the conundrum of bestowing a gift upon the dads and/or grads in your life? Give your nails a rest, fair reader, and look no further than [b]Excitations[/b]. This is not the name of an erotic services provider, but a company catered to bringing “the unexpected” to its customers. More »
Don’t Cut Those Apron Strings
By Jialin Luh (Apr 04, 2007)
Housework can be sexy. Yes, you read that correctly. Recall, if you will, the scene from [b]Anchorman[/b] when Ron Burgundy fantasizes about coming home to his lovely Veronica clad in nothing but an apron after a “hard day’s work” of keeping house? As the countdown to Mother’s Day continues, consider gifting the ladies in your life with a sassy apron or two. More »
Tasteful Flair for Wear
By Jialin Luh (Mar 27, 2007)
The impending arrival of Mother’s Day may have you scratching your head for gift ideas. You’ve worn out the flower arrangements and already gone the spa gift certificate route (which, by the way, never really gets old). Of course, gifts are not necessary to express regard for those near and dear to you, but a thoughtful gift may serve as a touching reminder of appreciation. If the woman in your life finds joy in distinctive style, fine art and beauty in nature, you will want to explore the jewelry of local designer and craftsman John S. Brana. More »
Convenience for the Jet Setters
By Jialin Luh (Feb 15, 2007)
With all the new safety regulations and restrictions, traveling by plane today is a far cry from the glory and glamorous days of the jet setting era. Alas, dry your tears, weary travelers. Flylite and PlanetTran are two companies striving to maximize convenience and minimize the headache for you when it comes to air travel. FlyLite suggests: “Never pack or carry another suitcase again”, while earth-friendly airport shuttle service PlanetTran offers a green alternative to car services and taxis. More »
Exchange Yuck for Yay
By Jialin Luh (Dec 04, 2007)
So inevitably, you survived the holidays with some undesirable gifts. Before lamenting your next foray into eBay, check out SwapThing.com, where you can swap your unwanted gifts for those coveted things you didn’t get. More »
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