Go Niners!

[via @jokesless]

Go Niners!

This is a still (and quote) from a short film by our pal Xtina.

(Which reminds me… it’s no red-and-gold-roller-disco-getup, but Amos Goldbaum’s commemorative Candlestick shirts and hoodies might make a great last minute gift idea. He’ll be setting up shop at 19th and Valencia today.)

Q&A with Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh of Bex Spex

I see Rebekah every now and then at karaoke, and it came to my attention recently that her line of work is pretty interesting. (Occasionally at karaoke she’ll ask my glasses-wearing friends a whole range of questions about what they look for in eyewear, so I got curious.) Since it’s consumption season, I thought it’d be a good time to learn a teeny bit more about her business, Bex Spex:

Mission Mission: How’d you get into this game anyway?

Rebekah: I started my line about two years ago. I used to work as an optician for a number of years before taking this leap.

What’s the process like, designing and producing a whole line of glasses?

I designed the color combinations of the plastics, the shapes, the cases; all of the aspects of the line I thought about. I have them handmade in Italy using Italian plastics because having something that lasts is important to me. I want someone to wear these glasses for many years, then keep them. The next generation will find them in the drawer and wear them still. They definitely have a vintage sensibility, but with a modern understanding.

Why did you decide to devote your life to glasses?

The reason I love glasses so much is that they are the first thing people notice on your face. You change your clothes everyday, but your glasses are there with every outfit. I also adore that they aren’t purely ornamental. Glasses serve a purpose, they help you see, either by blocking the sun or bringing objects into focus.

Can we get Bex Spex in the Mission?

They are currently at Dema on Valencia!

Thanks, Rebekah!

Fashion in the Mission, according to this New York Times video


(Thanks, Kiya!)

Cool new look for winter: Sculptural hairdo

[via Westerday]

Halloween ’11 flashback: Frank Chu and his sign

Still killer.

[via mexist]

Ahhhh, real monsters!

Spotted this kindly monster at Valencia at 20th, peddling his wares (mostly, jewelry made of animal horn) on a sunny afternoon.

Show your support for the second-best neighborhood in the city

DSF Clothing Company is doing its part to help some of its neighbors. Here’s the deal:

Support your neighbors and grab this limited edition color way “Lower Haight” tee. All profits from the sale of this shirt go towards the recent 373 Haight street fire victims. This is a pay what you want design. Shirts will be available to pick up mid september at D-Structure.

Check it out!

Darned good

Amazing, the power of darning, right?

[Photos by @rainbowe, whose work we profiled previously]

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