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  • Sports

    Mission Bicycle Company is the result of two tech entrepreneurs deciding to put a twist on selling bikes. If a traditional bike shop could be compared to a hardware store, Mission Bicycle Co. should be compared to an Apple store. The shop is very minimalistic with a focus on simplicity and elegance. The mission is equally straightforward: to build customers the bikes of their dreams. They manage to accomplish this by allowing their clientele to customize every single component of the bike: from frame, color, gearing, grips, handles down to the last detail. There are well over 14 million variations a customer has available when working with staff to create their ideal ride. After deciding on parts and picking out all the bells and whistles, the assembly takes about four weeks. This final process takes place in a workshop across the street from the store. For eager hands-on customers there’s a “Build Together” option which allows them to watch or participate in the assembly of their bike. read more

  • Furniture

    Known for pioneering vintage artisanship in the burgeoning Western Addition/NOPA district since 2008, photographer Kelly Ishikawa and designer/stylist Rod Hipskind opened The Perish Trust on Divisadero with the same artistic ambition and discerning aesthetic that inspired their own careers. The Perish Trust curates the finest collection of diligently handcrafted home goods, original heirlooms and bespoke handiwork in the city, and is recognized as one of the more unique, authentic California craftsmanship proprietors in the Bay Area. The Perish Trust consigns and buys from local and non-local artists, seasonally showcasing exclusive collections on its website in addition to the original selection offered at its brick and mortar shop in Alamo Square. The Perish Trust also hosts two unique showrooms in the store itself: The Kitchen, which sells a specialized line of Oakland-based Umami Mart’s Japanese-influenced bar and table wares, kitchen accessories and a carefully curated stock of culinary goodies, and The Library - a handsome pop-up gallery often featuring curious and emerging brands from Warby Parker eyewear to the original Juniper Ridge wilderness fragrances. Past collaborations with Scribe Winery, The Ramen Shop, Meatpaper and Anthology magazines, OPEN and Chez Panisse, and a keen emphasis on offering one-of-a-kind inventory that its customers adore but don't necessarily expect, are what makes The Perish Trust a San Francisco treat. read more

  • Furniture

    For fans of interior design and decorating Zinc Details is the ideal destination. Founded in 1991 by Vasilios “Vas” Kiniris and wife Wendy Kiniris, Zinc Details has remained one of San Francisco’s premiere boutiques to find new and innovative home furnishings. Championing modern design as a lifestyle choice, the Kiniris' aim to curate an inventive collection of global designers. Specializing in European design, Zinc features a variety of mid-century pieces from Italian brand Alessi, to sofas from Denmark to vintage Czechoslovakian figurines from the 1920s. Vibrant and full of color, Zinc also celebrates art - particularly San Francisco-focused art prints. With a wide range of price points, patrons can walk away with anything from an alarm clock to a bed frame and find something that suits their needs. Focusing on utility before aesthetic, whether in the home or the office, Zinc Details is a great resource to add style to your living space without sacrificing function. read more


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     Curiouser and curiouser! So goes the famous phrase from Alice in Wonderland, as she descends into a world that becomes increasingly stranger by the second. Paris, too, has a collection of odd establishments that are worlds away from your usual fare of pop-up shops and concept stores. If you're up for a pretty unusual afternoon of sightseeing and shopping, then this little guide should get you…

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    To celebrate and recognize new talent in the field of fashion design—rather than continuing to worship the established names of yore—Racked NY, in collaboration with a team of experts, including Steven Alan and Pamela Love, have settled on 15 winners from over 500 nominees of their Young Guns Class of 2014.   All of the winners are aged between 25 and 34, so depending on how…