Rich nerds in Noe Valley


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26 Responses to “Rich nerds in Noe Valley”

  1. suzanne says:

    gag me.

  2. Teddy says:

    I think the French graffiti artist, Invader deserves a mention for doing it first with mosaic tiles. Either way that is a pretty awesome installment, and arguably a period piece.

  3. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    I have never wanted to take a stained glass class as much as I do right this second.

    • piprip says:

      Another confirmation of your awful taste in everything.

    • tuffy says:

      My father did it as a hobby when I was a kid. It’s really not all that difficult these days. You need a few basic tools, a soldering iron and a dremel and you’re pretty much set. Just watch a bunch of youtube videos.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        I’ll check that out, thanks. I was under the impression it required significantly more leading than soldering would provide.

  4. owner says:

    If you’re really interested, we put this piece in for a few reasons.

    - We grew up with these video games as a child and they shaped who we are today.
    - We’re very familiar with the French artist and spent some time traveling around Paris searching for his work. His idea was to “invade the space” where people travel to comment on how we are all bombarded with billboards and ads and this was a way of bringing art back to that common area.
    - We wanted to find a way to pay respect to where we came from, the space we live in today and to carry on the tradition of San Francisco’s unique sense of mashup between what is antique and still bizarre/unique in its own way. If you take a closer look at some of the older Victorians around the city, you’ll notice they have their own sense of whimsical design. They were just done with a sense of humor before most of our times.

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      It’s awesome. I dunno what’s wrong with the various naysayers. Possibly they have suffered minor strokes that have damaged the portion of their brains responsible for aesthetics.

      Or maybe they were just born with bad taste.

      Either way, that window fucking rules.

    • JD says:

      Curious: is it installed at a residence?

    • blah says:

      Wait, is space invader a real guy or was he just one more detail in that Banksy movie to make “Mr. Brainwash” seem real? Frankly, I’m still confused about whether that movie was real, a hoax, or some bizarre mix of the two.

    • gw bush says:

      lol ok bro

      would love to see your ‘innovative business presentations’ some time

  5. broman says:

    this blog sucks more than that stained glass

    • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

      Sooo…. this blog is not as good as a globally renowned millennia-old classical form of artwork?

      Yeah, I guess that’s true, but that seems like a pretty high bar, dude.

  6. george says:

    if it were in any other neighborhood you probably would have praised it instead of mocking its owners.

  7. Noe Valley contains much Space Invadering if you know where to look.

  8. Topian says:

    What? You didn’t commission Invader to do this?

  9. dave says:

    “I love rich people, I love nerds” should really be the credo for the New SF. It’s uncanny how the old ‘eat the rich!’ pseudo-science of San Francisco ideology has evolved into a glorification of wealth.
    I’ve been here long enough to see ‘four legs good two legs bad’ turn into ‘four legs good, two legs better.’ It’s fascinating to see how ideology gets coopted.