Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Odili Odita1

Thinking of you East Coast, and everyone in the NY/NJ regions 
:( "The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night.' -via alert.mta.info
[All photos © Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York / via the MTA Flickr stream.] Each photo links to its source, location/stop in NY +artwork information.

"Hive ( Bleecker St.)" 2012 by Leo Villareal


Monday, October 29, 2012

♥ Bay Area baseball

My fave, the Oakland A's had an amazing season, and have won the AL West back to back. The loudest standing ovation happened during their last game of the playoff series vs the Detroit Tigers in the post season, once again.

Then the San Francisco Giants went on to win 2012 World series, sweeping Detroit – congrats!

What a great year for baseball! Til next year.

/photo by Oakland's Facebook

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Text for Hillary: happy birthday

Hillary Clinton
October 26, 1947 (age 64) born Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton in Chicago, IL
67th United States Secretary of State.

Source: politico.com  

Texts From Hillary had a short 1-week life, but it is hilarious. Missing it, would be awesome pre-elections.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bike-oween, halloween critical mass y more


Goodwill's Bike-oween
This year's theme is bike-oween. Not sure if that has been a previous promotion on windows at Goodwills, but the DIY+wallet-friendly is the way to go.
The one located on Van Ness +Mission is in full bike-mode. These bike-oween window ads have been up for a few days, I hadn't been off the bus to snap some fotos, but had the chance today:


Goodwill's bike-oween windows

Calacas are ready for their Critical Mass halloween ride tonight.
This is also a Goodwill, on Fillmore+Post:

On the flip-side, this local magazine's blog has some links to buy new stuff ranging from h+m to jcrew. I have never been to an h+m and that's OK. I think the little custome-collage post they did was pretty cute: Look of the Week: Pee-wee Herman Halloween Costume for Him and Her

For the Castro-banned halloween party generations, 7x7 also has some event-guide post with some local festivities: Where to Dress Up, Party, and Get Down This Halloween

SF fun cheap is the ultimate guide to everything, fun and cheap.
This Saturday there is SF's local brewery Speakeasy’s 2012 Haunted Halloween Party in the BayviewMichael Jackson thriller zombie dance-off in Oakland,

Critical Mass
Halloween is one of the best masses of the year as you get to see everyone and their alter ego out +about. Well, that could actually be year-round because it is San Francisco after all :)
Meets every last-Friday, 530PM on @Justin Herman Plaza.
The Friday/Critical Mass in 2009 was super fun :)
 Ground control to major pirateskulzz. HAR HAR La pirata y la de cabellera verde. Baila dance baila.

OK, that is all for now.
Have a grand weekend -xxom

Los pumpkins

Gimme a pumpkin
The last week in October is pumpin-flavored.
Halloween-theme events, sportsfans and locals are in good spirits.

Weather has been extremely nice with a bit of rain, some crazy beautiful skies lately. I have been walking a lot and something there is almost a secret sidewalk language about decorated pumpkins. They are kind of funny.

Half Moon Bay Pumpin Festival 2012
This world-famous festival is super fun. I was so happy my GF Muffin and I got to attend this year, the weather was fantastic. My favorite part of it was the pumpkin-flavored beer. Sounds weird but it wasn't as sweet as I had initially imagined, which is good for a sunny day in the mid-70s°F. Mid-October, yes that sun felt great for once. It is California after all..
proud adult moments.
Proud adult moments. Tasted the Harvest Moon pumpkin ale, pretty good.
Pumpkin bread +pie. Ate them both like a chammp (not the same day though..)
Pumpkin everything
Familiar faces
Familiar faces.

**The pumpkin patches (their decorations are beyond cute) between the west end of Highway 92 +Half Moon Bay are pretty awesome, we didn't stop but we are tempted to go back before October ends.
I have found the official Half Moon Bay pumpkin patch map! Here: Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches and Local Area Farms

Chuey fund.

Kachusha "Chuey" Munkanta was involved in a brutal police altercation and now faces substantial legal and medical costs. Let's help him out!
-More info+continue to share the link at indiegogo: http://igg.me/p/262970?a=1671311
- - -
Also purchase his products and shirts supporting Chuey via MASH SF (22$ all proceeds go to Chuey)
// All Hail The Black Market 12$ shirts // Mission Bicycle
Or locally, in person at Pushbike and Box Dog Bikes located in the Mission District.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Los events: posters y presidential politics

posters y presidential politics.
/poster by Mr. Furious as seen on the gallery's window.

Here is the link with more info via haightaretion: Design For Obama Pop-Up Show Tonight
Big Umbrella Studios is on Divisadero and McAllister.
-"hipsters use side door" LOL.

Support Chuey

via mashSF:
We are receiving late news that our friend Kachusha Munkanita is in need of legal support. He is one of the most peaceful people we have met, so when a story was published about his arrest, the bike community took notice. In short, he was arrested for watching 3 young people being arrested in the Mission, and wanting advocate for their safety.  
The least we can do is help gather resources for when he needs them. We are offering our Histogram Cap, with 100% of the profit (about $7 each) 
›› More info+links to getting a cap here: http://blog.mashsf.com/post/34272813628/support-chuey 
/foto via mashsf.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Los events: Artcrank San Francisco 2012

Artcrank this Friday, October 26th // 111 Minna 6-11pm
"The 2012 show will feature hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by 35 Bay Area artists. Limited edition prints of all posters will be available for $40 each. Admission to all events is free and open to the public. 
UPDATE: ARTCRANK will stage its fourth show in San Francisco this fall starting with an Opening Night Party at 111 Minna Gallery in the heart of SOMA on Friday, October 26. After that, the show will move to the Chrome Industries store at 580 4th Street for an extended run through Saturday, November 10."
-via 111 Minna Gallery
/more info+details here:
artcrank.com san francisco
111minna: Artcrank SFO Opening Night Party

*BTW for 40$ you can get both my posters, which participated in the 1st and 2nd Artcrank SF exhibits in 2009 and 2010 :) here: Bikes and The City poster store

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012


Posting a few things that a few friends have shared lately.

Someone who rides a silly scooter but also gets his mani-pedi in the northside of town. Here is a recent photo the said scooter, sent it by my good friend Sal:
Zito as a unicorn?. Is this a new rally meme gigantes fans? My fave former Athletic, he is. Posted on one of my GF's FBwall, she is the biggest fan.

Speaking of the glitter y unicorns, mi amiga Diana went to see her gigantes last week and sent me a fotos to share of these crafty ladies she met from Daly City, she always meets people everywhere she goes.

Illustrator John Sherlock Hersey, and his calaca design is featured on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle today, the online article is here via sfgate: A head start with Dia de los Gigantes by Meredith May.
This the same guy who does the green version for the Oakland A's? I like his work.
Dia de los gigantes

Long-time reader tamagosan is a big baseball fan, she took this gorgeous photo from the mighty bike valet parking and tweeted "Bikes, boats and baseball." Look at that gorgeous view, she is super!:

Source: twitter.com  

It has begun raining here in San Francisco. Oh, just a little bit.
Okay, that is all for now.

Mucha música Monday

Méjico Máxico
KCRW: Favorite SoCal (LA/Santa Monica-based) radio station, KCRW +East LA's finest's Raul Campos hosts DF's finest's Camilo Lara. Worth to listen to if you need about an hour of good tunes from the música mind behind MIS.

Friday, Oct. 12 KCRW Raul Campos + Mexican Institute of Sound
A short article on his latest release 'Político' in NacionalRecords blog: here.

/above image via 8106.tv

Grimes /Oblivion
This reminds of being 16, headphones and a walkman permanently attached to my body included. Saw this video awhile ago, but it has been a good early AM soundtrack to french press making.

Rolling Stones
I'd pretty much like to be in either Jersey or NYC for this. kthx.

Joy Division
It was great to learn many of these things in Design classes (and much more history appropriation facts) and here is a sweet video with iconic Brit designer Peter Saville (also has done designs/covers for New Order, PSB, Pulp and many others)
"...It's the endless possible interpretations of this diagram..."

Data Visualization Reinterpreted by VISUALIZED
from VISUALIZED on Vimeo.

When I first heard this song, think I played it about 8 times in a row. I'm liking this Adanowsky guy.

"Adanowsky's big time in our books -- he's an international playboy, he's buddies with Devendra Barnhart, and his dad is cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky. So when we asked him if he'd do our first installment of rock star karaoke, with a bit of a humorous homage to a Serge Gainsbourg video, we weren't sure he'd be totally down. Not so. He got way into it, and even his pratfall was top-notch. Now that's some professional business."

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pink October

cute changuitos
/Fillmore street 2012

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to participate I'll wear my pink jacket more often for the remaining of this month. I have not worn pink in quite sometime and I think it is time to reach into my closet for my favorite pink piece of clothing.

pretty in pink
Ft. Mason /July 2008
pink green.
Amanda's power legs, Panhandle /November 2009
it is not easy being pink
North Beach /September 2010

The pink corduroy jacket 
Yes, it is as awesome in real life as it sounds. I've had it for quite some time and it represents almost a decade of a growth that feels like centuries in which I have endured life's extreme ups and downs and continue to gain so much perspective.
Sidestepping in Japantown
/ Japantown, Dec. 2010

During the last quarter of the year I often look for this jacket to bring back a forgotten spark, to remember young love, forget adult challenges and get back to explorer mode whether that is getting back to drawing typefaces entirely by hand, finding a new coffee spot or revisiting a memory lane full of endless sunsets in the Sea of Cortez.

/More October Pink around the web:
+ Recently Flickr's blog posted a few pink October images along other participating organisations here: Pink photos for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
You can even turn any picture with a total pink tone here: LunaPic
HuffingtopPost: Pink pumpkins
Eliazabeth Hurley has been the face of the Estee Lauder Cos.' breast-cancer awareness and fundraising efforts for 18 years and still gets dressed in pink each October. Read more here: sfgate
+ Film photography via I Shoot Film blog: Pink October
USAtoday: Hot (pink) debate: Michelle, Ann both wear fuschia

Friday, October 19, 2012

Los events: el Excelsior

Excelsior Festival and Sunday Streets this Sunday
Sunday October 21, 11am-4pm
On Mission at Ocean.

Previous excelsior posts here.
/more info:
+ streetsblog: Enjoy the First Sunday Streets in the Excelsior, the Last One of the Year

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Los events: DEW tour arrives in San Francisco

If you have passed near the orangeized-Civic Center as of yesterday, you may have already noticed the ramps, bleachers and a huge set-up for the DEW tour.

/ © Photo by John Ornelas / goldengateexpress.com

Participating BMX riders include San Jose star Ryan Nyquist
The schedule and official site is: DEW tour 2012

Here is a recent video of Bruno Hoffman / Vans BMX team, which the team will be present over the weekend's DEW activities.

/ Further info+articles:
VANS: BMX Team Competes at San Francisco Dew Tour | ESPN: FMX comes back to San Francisco | USAToday: Dew Tour event captures San Francisco style | SFist: Mountain Dew BMX Event Accused Of Being Too Rad, Sugary, Low-Paying

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Los events

Dr. Sketchy's presents Bride of Frankenstein /San Francisco
Today Tuesday 7-10PM
3359 Cesar Chavez St
FB event page | More info+image via Alice

Startup Bike SF: October ride /San Francisco
Today Tuesday, October 16th 
Market +7th. 630PM
What is Startup Bike?:
Not every networking event requires you to pickle your liver! Startup Bike is a monthly bicycle ride where you can get some healthy exercise and then pickle your liver! If you're a entrepreneur, tech worker or investor who also happens to love bikes, come on out for a social ride.
"October's ride will be hosted by peer-to-peer bike rental service Spinlister.
We'll go for a 1 1/2 hour ride followed by a 1 hour social with free beer ‹‹ (!!) Read: Free beer ;]
Ride Start: UN Plaza, 7th and Market Ride Finish: Greenstart's new incubator space at Market...
Read more on their meetup page.

CX Party Down /San Francisco
Wednesday, October 17
6-10PM, 21+
"Nachos, Photographers, Frame builders.."
FB event here | 111 Minna
Photo by © Pamela Palma

Lower Haight Urban Air Market /San Francisco
Sat. October 20th
Don't be a haighter and get to the fair to buy some local goodies.
Haight Street from Webster to Pierce will be closed to auto traffic. Instead, the street will be lined with booths featuring 200+ independent designers selling clothing, accessories, jewelry, and other items.
FB event page here: Lower Haight Urban Air Market //Prepare for Awesome!
/via revolver