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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Lingerie, Passionately
By Jialin Luh (Nov 07, 2006)
Itís no secret that lingerie can work wonders in the bedroom, but quality, beautiful undergarments are also essential to the confident, self-indulging womanís wardrobe. Nafissa Tayebiís A La Folie serves up delicious concoctions in silks and laces that cover the spectrum from innocent to sizzling; prepare to be enamored. Though A La Folie is across the bridge in Berkeleyís Fourth Street shopping district, the splendors that beckon should inspire a field trip for women who are tired of shopping for lingerie under the stony airbrushed stares of Adriana Lima and Giselle Bundchen. More »
Keepin' it Real in the Lower Haight
By Jialin Luh (Oct 30, 2006)
On the corner of Haight and Steiner in a space previously occupied by drum and bass record shop The Compound and subsequently Future Primitive, newcomer Lower Hater brings distinctive flavor for all facets of the motley neighborhood and beyond. At once a clothing, housewares and furniture boutique cum art gallery, Lower Hater blends elements of hip hop to punk rock, classy to edgy, and retro to modern in a spot-on collection of goods that must be recognized as pieces of art. More »
Culinary Concepts
By Jialin Luh (Oct 17, 2006)
With Thanksgiving and all the other holidays just around the corner, itís easy to stress about food. But it doesnít have to be that way; whether you are searching for solutions for creating the perfect holiday feast or some more creative gift ideas for the foodie in your life, here are some culinary ideas sure to dazzle. More »
Toys that Arenít Just for Kids
By Jialin Luh (Aug 25, 2006)
For most locals, North Beach is probably not the first neighborhood to come to mind for shopping; it means braving the tourists and sidling past the strip joints. But there are a few gems that could motivate the savvy shopper to venture that way, and Double Punch is definitely one of them. More »
Art Meets Street and Skate
By Jialin Luh (Aug 14, 2006)
Let's face it: skateboarding, street art and sneakers are each their own nexuses of cool. Stores that specialize in each are certainly not lacking in our wonderfully diverse and artsy city. But if you want to one stop shop or just check out some fresh gear, FTC brings the three elements together with smashing success, and no wonder: owner/founder Kent Uyehara has been in the game for the last 20 years. More »
Lingerie and Other Treats
By Jialin Luh (Aug 08, 2006)
Across the street from Box Dog Bikes on 14th at Guerrero is the lovely boutique and gallery Porcelynne, where shoppers can find sweet lingerie along with unique clothing and jewelry, all handmade. This boutique showcases local designers, and many of the items here are one of a kind and unique to anything you will find in other boutiques. More »
Something Fresh and New
By Jialin Luh (Aug 05, 2006)
Nuthugger looks up at me from her perch at the head of the books and zines table with seductive, playful eyes. Golden delicious and Granny Smith apple greens are juxtaposed like a Jolly Rancher sorbet delight begging to be plucked. Unfortunately for me, this tiny vinyl squirrel figurine, part of an artist series, is sold out. It's a good thing there are so many other delights to feast on at Super7, a peddler of worldwide design culture crouched on Post Street in Japan Town. More »
Big Fun for Vegans and Not-Vegans
By Jialin Luh (Aug 01, 2006)
You donít have to be vegan to appreciate the wares offered by Little Otsu, a cheery shop on Valencia that specializes in sweatshop-free, vegan products, though you may leave with a welcome conscious scrutiny of your lifestyle and buying habits. With the plethora of cute, affordable ethically produced goods at hand, itís easy to question why we bother with goods that are made any other way. More »
International local exposure
By Jialin Luh (Jul 14, 2006)
Fabric8 -- the immaculately and whimsically furnished brick and mortar store -- opened in January of this year, evolving from an online-only boutique that has been in operation for the last ten years. Store proprietors Olivia Ongpin and Anthony Quintal created Fabric8 in 1995 to showcase local designers and bring them global exposure. Their offerings include collectible art, clothing, home furnishings, vinyl records, toys and other knick-knacks all with a flavorful spin. Most of the designers are either local or used to be, and many of the products are limited edition. More »
Celebrate Bastille Day in Style
By Jialin Luh (Jun 14, 2006)
Celebrate Bastille Day in San Franciscoís very own French Quarter -- corner, that is -- on the corner of Clement between 3rd and Arguello in the Richmond. For today only, custom leather work boutique April in Paris is offering its first ever 10% discount on all leather merchandise in the store. Today and through the weekend, French home dťcor boutique Peche Mignon and baby/childrenís boutique Jean et Marie will be offering clearance sales. Joining in the celebration for today only, renowned French restaurant Clementine is offering three dinner specials and a complimentary glass of champagne with order of one of the specials. More »
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