The Surreal Trees Of San Francisco Shot By Kelsey McClellan

While walking through her neighborhood in San Francisco‘s Outer Sunset area, photographer Kelsey McClellan (previously featured) is constantly surprised to detect the odd foliage adorning her neighbor’s lawns. Trees neatly trimmed into vertical piles of pom-poms plants which swirl such as ice cream cones, or branches which length garage doors such as giant green mustaches. Continue reading »

San Francisco-Based Artist Alexis Arnold Grows Crystals On Books

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People will spout about impermanence of digital records, but books are really fragile, too. Alexis Arnold from San Francisco wanted to illustrate that with her project The Crystallized Book: collecting books and growing Borax crystals on them. Books range from literature classics to magazines, and there’s even a mysterious and arcane tome called “Linux: The Complete Manual”. Continue reading »

Nick Steinberg Captures Breathtaking Landscapes Of Foggy San Francisco’s Climate

Nicholas Steinberg is an award winning landscape photographer from California, who is obsessed with the San Francisco fog waves. Nick has spent the past 8 years shooting the fog waves in this area. Continue reading »

San Francisco’s Chinatown In The Early 1900s Through Arnold Genthe’s Lens

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Arnold Genthe (1869 – 1942) was a German-born American photographer, best known for his photographs of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and his portraits of noted people, from politicians and socialites to literary figures and entertainment celebrities. Here are some from his photos of everyday life in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the early 1900s. Continue reading »

12 More Differences Between Living In San Francisco Versus New York City

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After a year hiatus (and a lot more living), comedian and comic artist Sarah Cooper is back with yet more illustrations highlighting the subtle differences between living in NYC and SF. The New York transplant who spent 5 years in the city before moving to SF certainly notices the quirks of each, pointed out hilariously in this new set of comics below. Continue reading »

San Francisco’s Homeless Get Showers-On-Wheels With Transformed Old Buses

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US non-profit organization Lava Mae is transforming old city buses into mobile bathrooms to give showers to around 200 homeless people in San Francisco every week. Lava Mae, which roughly translates as Spanish for “wash me,” has installed ‘hygiene pods’ with showers, toilets, sinks and hair dryers in the decommissioned buses. Continue reading »

Nychos New Mural In San Francisco, USA

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After Linz (aka Nychos) is now back in North America where he just finished working on this new signature piece on the streets of San Francisco. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos of San Francisco’s SoMa District During the Late 1970s and Early 1980s

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Saturday Afternoon, Howard between 3rd and 4th Streets, 1981

In 1978, Janet Delaney moved to San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district because the location was central and the rent was cheap. She was a student at the San Francisco Art Institute at the time. Delaney began taking photographs with a view camera on the weekends. She initially shot construction sites near her apartment, including the vast Moscone convention center. Continue reading »

This New Restaurant Concept In San Francisco Has No Visible Staff

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This restaurant is perfect for those of you who don’t like dealing with people. Eatsa is a new restaurant in San Francisco, where you won’t even see anyone who works there. Continue reading »

Design Agency Made Giant Mirror Letters In San Francisco To Show That Design Is All Around Us

Character is a San Francisco-based branding and design agency with a passion for launching, rejuvenating and propelling brands. Our goal is to create lasting and meaningful relationships between our client’s brand and their audience through smart thinking and thoughtful design. We aim to do this by crafting stories that touch people on a personal level, sparking a change in their everyday behavior.

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We at Character developed “Look Closer”, the campaign for the 2015 edition of San Francisco Design Week. Continue reading »

Sea Lions of San Francisco

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Sea lions gather on a floating dock at Pier 39 in San Francisco, California May 4, 2015. Hundreds of sea lions began hauling out on the docks following the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, and face no natural predators at the pier. (Photo by Robert Galbraith/Reuters)
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Dog Has its Day as Mayor of San Francisco

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Frida, a female Chihuahua, is carried by her owner Dean Clark in City Hall before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors issues a special commendation naming Frida “Mayor of San Francisco for a Day” in San Francisco, California November 18, 2014. Frida, a previously unknown female Chihuahua, has won her first political office, being named Mayor of San Francisco for the day as part of a campaign to support the city’s animal shelter. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Reuters)
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Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

Salt evaporation ponds, also called salterns or salt pans, are shallow artificial ponds designed to produce salts from sea water or other brines. The seawater or brine is fed into large ponds and water is drawn out through natural evaporation which allows the salt to be subsequently harvested. The ponds also provide a productive resting and feeding ground for many species of waterbirds, which may include endangered species. The ponds are commonly separated by levees. Continue reading »

One man, 100,000 toothpicks, and 35 years: An incredible kinetic sculpture of San Francisco

Thirty five years ago I had yet to be born, but artist Scott Weaver had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. Continue reading »

San Francisco Zombie Walk 2008


A zombie walk also known as a zombie mob is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban centre, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls in a somewhat orderly fashion and often limping their way towards a local cemetery or other public space. More photos.