Our little hill in Castro Valley
I'm not quite sure why I'm on the Design Within Reach email list for events when they neglect to send notification about the one we care about: the famed DWR warehouse sale! Just heard that it's happening this weekend, March 27 & 28, in the Potrero Hill warehouse which is adjacent to their PotHill store on the corner Potrero @ Alameda in the City. Hours are brief: 10a-4p today, and 11a-3p tomorrow.
We went to the last warehouse…Continue
Added by Andria on March 27, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments
Weekend Sherpa, which highlights the wonderful outdoor resources available to us lucky Bay Area residents, recently posted about some favorite wildflower walks, including one at Las Trampas over the hill in San Ramon. For this and more East Bay outdoor activities and weekend adventure recommendations, see their archive.…
Added by Andria on March 26, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
This is pretty incredible. Someone has built the familiar George Nelson bench (retail about $700 depending on what size you get) out of LEGO plastic toy blocks. And it looks great!
Although initially this project was prompted by the cost of the bench, the Legos ended up costing a few hundred dollars, too, and the final product is not sturdy enough to sit on, but is…Continue
Added by Andria on March 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments
The Wright auction house of Chicago, which specializes in modern design, is holding an Eames Auction April 8, featuring not only many of the classic chairs, room dividers and shelving units, but also more esoteric items including photos, items from their offices, fabric, splints used for manufacturing, speakers and radios! Definitely worth a visit to the site (get out the droolrag!), and if you're so inclined, bids can be made remotely via email and phone as well as in person.…Continue
Added by Andria on March 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Enjoy a good cocktail? Have you been wanting to try out some new restaurants & bars in the East Bay? Now may very well be the time! Yelp is sponsoring an East Bay drinks week the week of March 15-March 21, with a selection of cocktails at a variety of venues on special, at 50% off. Most of these locations are in Berkeley/Oakland, with one in Hayward and one in Walnut Creek also participating. Below is the complete list, and the link to the event on Yelp. Let us all know…Continue
Added by Andria on March 10, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments
Our neighboring hamlet of Union City was featured in Sunset Magazine, in an article suggesting some lovely local East Bay Regional Parks trails, food picks and more for a day trip! See the article on Sunset.com.
The February issue also offered a similar feature on Downtown Oakland nightlife,…Continue
Added by Andria on March 5, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments