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Mar.11.2013

How To: Travel The Globe In Portland

Travel broadens the mind. Here's our guide to travelling the world without leaving home.

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Oct.20.2014

DIY: Project Halloween Décor

Halloween is coming, but there’s still time to create some frighteningly easy DIY décor to spook your party guests, neighbors and trick-or-treaters.

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Oct.17.2014

The Bay Area’s “Pumpkin Capital of the World” Gets Its Orange On

The epic Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, featuring the North American record-breaking pumpkin weighing in at a colossal 2058 pounds!

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Oct.16.2014

Get Drunk on Words

The 15th Annual Litquake is upon us - an extravaganza of literary events featuring hundreds of authors and journalists.

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Oct.13.2014

Radio Silence: a little bit Lit and a little bit Rock & Roll

As the lines continue to blur between media genres, it was only a matter of time until the world cried out for Radio Silence

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Oct.10.2014

Oktoberfest!

Bust out your lederhosen and kick back with a stein at Oktoberfest

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Oct.07.2014

LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls: a healthier, energy-saving alternative to dryer sheets

There’s nothing like a fluffy load of fresh laundry to brighten your day.

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Sep.24.2014

The Interval - now you can drink with a cause

If you’re the kind of person who likes to think AND drink then you should know about the The Interval.

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Sep.22.2014

When the Well is Dry

Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “When the Well is Dry, we know the worth of water.”

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Sep.18.2014

Tablo Tray Table by Magnus Löfgren

Looking for a cute, small piece to breathe new life to your apartment? The Magnus Löfgren designed Tablo Tray Table from Design House Stockholm just might do the trick.

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Sep.12.2014

Get Organized and Gain Space

Now, you can give those wayward items a sleek and stylish home with the Unit 1 Organizer from Kalon Studios.

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Sep.11.2014

Jersey Mike’s set to open in Biltmore North

Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 1,300 locations nationwide, will be opening a new restaurant location in Cupertino, California later this year.

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Sep.08.2014

Click Clock: by Gingko-Eco

We’re all slaves to time, but the designers at Gingko-Eco have shown that we can do it on our own terms with the aid of a Click Clock.

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Sep.08.2014

Spotlight on: Brian Barneclo

If you’ve ever passed through the grand commons of our Metropolitan property in San Mateo, chances are you’ve stopped to admire the stunning Brian Barneclo mural lining its back wall.

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Sep.04.2014

Fall Decor

After the long holiday weekend, the inevitable transition of the seasons lends an exciting, albeit chillier, energy to the air, luring us to pull out our sweater boxes and stock up on some stylish new fall décor for the apartment.

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Aug.28.2014

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere: by Mouth

As the old adage goes, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and when that time comes, you don’t want to be caught pouring libations from just any bottle.

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Aug.28.2014

New Way to DJ this Labor Day

Become the life of the Labor Day party this year with Pacemaker - a groundbreaking music app that turns your iPad into a virtual DJ system.

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Aug.20.2014

Mobile Innovation in Your Back Pocket

We love innovation at Prometheus, especially when it comes from our team members.

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Aug.18.2014

Saving Water is Mainstream

Conan O’Brian and Andy Richter have created six public service announcements (“PSAs”) regarding saving water.

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Aug.14.2014

Urban Composting

Marvel Studios is expected to release Ant Man in July of 2015.  Although I am super excited about this movie, this is not the super hero that we should be aspiring to become.

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Aug.12.2014

Fun Ways to Stay Fit

Summertime always kicks people’s fitness routines into high gear.

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Aug.08.2014

Grey Paw: modern pet accessories with a cause

Our Prometheus neighbors in Portland are lucky to live in the same city as Grey Paw - a local design group focused on creating luxurious, handmade goods for pets with a commitment to modern design and quality craftsmanship.

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Aug.04.2014

Sustainable, Luxe Floor Mats from Ting Studios

Sometimes the stars align and we come across a product that really stands out and has it all—exceptional style, sustainable design, and highly functional. Sort of like when we stumbled upon the haute Vintage Belt Floor Mat from Ting Studios.

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Aug.01.2014

Tory Burch for FitBit

You’ve seen it – the ever-popular FitBit device that graces the wrists of fitness enthusiasts everywhere.

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Jul.29.2014

AirplantFrame: Vertical Gardening Made Simple

Looking for a modern, eco-friendly way to decorate the blank wall in your apartment? Instead of opting for more traditional artwork, why not go green?

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Jul.28.2014

Moon Jellyfish: Living Art

Wish you had a pet, but not sure you can commit to the daily routine of a furry friend? Perhaps its time to look to the more exotic…

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Jul.22.2014

Removable Wallpaper for the Modern Apartment

Longing to add a pop of color or texture to your apartment walls, but can’t commit to paint or permanent wallpaper? Then take a look at Tempaper.

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Jul.18.2014

A Tasty Alternative to Coffee

Have you wanted to quit coffee, but can’t kick the habit, or haven’t found a good alternative to your daily caffeine fix? Then Dandy Blend might be for you.

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Jul.15.2014

Find a 5-Star Dog Sitter with Rover.com

Our Prometheus neighbors in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, and Portland love to travel, and sometimes these plans can be deliciously spontaneous.

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Jul.14.2014

Opportunity on Mars and on Earth

In 2013 the Mars Rover, Opportunity, NASA has found evidence that there was once water on Mars; potable water that you could drink. Mars, at one time could support life.

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Jul.11.2014

Electric Objects: a world of artwork for your walls

One of the hardest decisions anyone has to make when designing his home is what art to hang in it.

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Jul.09.2014

Tile is finally coming (really)

Our Prometheus neighbors may keep the tidiest or messiest apartments in the world, but one thing remains the same: important small things will always get lost.

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Jul.07.2014

Toast-for-Two Wine Table

Be the envy of the beach, picnic, or outdoor festival with the Toast-for-Two wine table.

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Jul.02.2014

Grill Talk: the Staub Vertical Roaster

Barbeque season is here, which means it’s time to turn up the heat on your grilling skills.

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Jun.30.2014

The Shade Store: Love is Blind

Summer is here and the days are luxuriously longer. But, no matter how much we may love it, there comes a time when even the most devout sun worshiper needs a little break from all this sunlight…

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Jun.27.2014

Remote Pet-feeding via Your Smartphone

While there is no substitute for human interaction with a pet, we all know there are occasions when it’s challenging to get home in time to feed Fido….

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Jun.25.2014

Liquid Cardboard—fluid design for your home

Liquid Cardboard is a fascinating, sustainable design object for your apartment.

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Jun.24.2014

A History of Downtown Mountain View

Take a stroll along Mountain View’s Castro Street today and you’ll discover a lovely place to live, work, and shop.

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Jun.20.2014

Stern Grove Kicks Off its 77th Season This Sunday

Living in the Bay Area and looking for some great music in the greater outdoors?

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Jun.18.2014

Public is having a sale!

Summer weather is here—time to jump on your bicycle and seize your next urban adventure! But, suddenly you realize your bike is in sad shape…. Lucky for you, Public is having a sale!

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Jun.16.2014

Sound-Sculptured Space: The Audium

San Francisco is home to many one-of-a-kind experiences, but some of them are more unique then others.

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Jun.12.2014

This One’s on Me

Prometheus neighbors often lead busy and exciting lives, and it’s not always simple to juggle all the demands that get piled on.  Do something to let your loved ones know you’re still there for them.

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Jun.09.2014

Channeling the Forces of Nature

Ever wonder what it’s like to witness the fury of a tornado up close, but the danger factor turns you off?  Then the Desktop Tornado is for you.

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Jun.06.2014

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility

In Sam Rami’s first Spiderman movie, Uncle Ben explains to Peter Parker, “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility.”

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Jun.04.2014

Solar power in the palm of your hands

Like anyone, our neighbors in the Bay Area, Portland, Seattle, and Los Angeles enjoy going camping to get away from the city and busy lifestyle.

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Jun.02.2014

“Ape-Stract” paintings

Tired of hanging your average “human” created masterpiece on your wall?

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May.30.2014

Woodshop SF

Near the foggy outerlands of San Francisco, one can stumble upon the extraordinary world of Woodshop.

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May.29.2014

Aminimal Studio: On the Grid

There’s more than meets the eye behind the Urban Gridded jewelry collection from Aminimal Studio, headed by John and Lana Briscella.

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May.23.2014

The Donut of a New Era

One of the most fattening food groups has gotten a facelift over the years and it’s becoming an undeniable edible for mornings, noons, and late nights.

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May.21.2014

Mutt Mysteries Solved

Ever wonder what your pet is doing when you're away? Or, maybe who’s been eating all the ice cream in the middle of the night?

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May.19.2014

CSA’s: think inside the box

Spring is here and the days are warmer and longer, which means it’s time to start thinking about CSAs (community supported agriculture) and signing up for your share of the bounty.

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May.14.2014

A History of South Shore

We thought our neighbors might like to hear some of the storied histories behind the Prometheus properties they live in.

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May.12.2014

4 Best Plants for Indoor Veggie Gardens

Living in apartments doesn’t necessarily mean Neighbors have to forgo their green thumbs.

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May.09.2014

That’s right, it’s National Pet Week!

In case you didn’t know, it’s National Pet Week! Time to give your furry family member an extra nuzzle and a special new treat.

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May.06.2014

For Mother’s Day: Give the Gift of a Dongle

Flowers are always nice and much appreciated on Mother’s Day. But, why not increase the excitement this year by giving her a slick, cord-cutting dongle, like the Roku Streaming Stick?

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May.05.2014

Urban Putt: Miniature Golf Course, Bar, and Restaurant

Sure, today is Cinco de Mayo, but more importantly, it’s the grand opening of Urban Putt - San Francisco’s first and only indoor miniature golf course, bar, and restaurant.

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May.02.2014

California Bookstore Day is May 3

Move over Record Store Day. The first-ever California Bookstore Day is coming up on Saturday, May 3 and it promises to be as big and varied as the state itself.

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May.01.2014

Wash Your Veggies

At lunch the other day, a friend of mine indicated that she knew how to save water because she was a “Drought Baby.”

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Apr.30.2014

Look Ma—No hands, or digits

QLOCKTWO is a newfangled clock—blurring the lines of art, time, and space with an ultra-sleek, whip-smart, and award-winning design - that’s certainly worthy of gracing our neighbors’ walls (or wrists).

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Apr.28.2014

Omnivore Salt - to everything there is a season(ing)

It’s not everyday that you get Werner Herzog, Michael Pollan, and Alice Waters to endorse your product - but Angelo Garro managed to do just that with his highly coveted Omnivore Salt - a secret blend of local sea salt and organic spices he produces locally from his forge in San Francisco that makes food burst with flavor and your mouth water.

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Apr.25.2014

The Inside Scoop: Carter Bros. Scoop Chairs #200

Enter the “scoop chair.” The ultimate in mid-century cool, the fabled Carter Scoop Chair (#200) was produced in the late 50's and 60's by Carter Bros Furniture and then…never again

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Apr.22.2014

Rommel Pet Potraits- Another Cool Way To Show Love For Your Furry Bestie

Rommel is a gifted Bay Area artist and his ability to capture his canine subjects at their most expressive and playful is extraordinary.

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Apr.18.2014

Space Saving Style for Your Bicycle

Looking for an attractive way to store your bicycle in your apartment?

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Apr.17.2014

The Best Cup of Coffee in Portland

Now that Portland based Stumptown  coffee has gone all national on us, the honors for that perfect cup of truly local coffee - brewed to perfection - goes to Heart.

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Apr.16.2014

Woonwinkel: Modern Interior Design With Soul

Our neighbors in Portland are lucky to be surrounded by all the wonderful independent shops, restaurants, and cultural organizations that Portland’s vibrant West End is now famous for.

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Apr.14.2014

April 19 is Record Store Day!

As the age-old turntable becomes a common fixture in today’s hip apartments, rituals around the record player are hallmarking themselves in our daily lives.

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Apr.11.2014

Low-tech Coffee in a High-tech Landscape

With so many elaborate espresso machines on the market, it’s hard to know how much technology is really required to make a decent cup of coffee. However, in these days of slow cooking, perhaps it’s better to unplug from our fancy coffee makers and go for an honest, low-tech, stainless steel stovetop espresso maker.

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Apr.09.2014

Good Clean Fun

Funny how some of our finest ideas hit us in the shower – the proverbial light bulb suddenly pops over our heads in those precious few moments of isolated peace we experience during our busy day.

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Apr.07.2014

Escape from the Mysterious Room: a Real Escape Game

Imagine you awaken, and find yourself locked inside a room. It has a desk, chairs, a carpet — everything seems normal. But on closer inspection you find a series of mysterious codes…

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Apr.04.2014

California Drought - Tips to Save Water

Some people remember the drought of the 70’s.  Disco was in, everything was polyester, and it was common to take a bucket into the shower with you to capture the cold water for “irrigating” your lawn with.

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Mar.31.2014

Devil’s Slide Trail open March 15

Good news for our Peninsula neighbors and everyone in the Bay Area! On March 15, a stretch of highway along the Devil’s Slide Coast—notoriously known for its crashes, mudslides, and spectacular ocean views—is poised to open its gates to the newest coastal trail in the Peninsula county's park system: Devil’s Slide Trail.

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Mar.26.2014

Colorful Accents from Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily, the local Sausalito-based design house known for its gorgeous original textiles and home décor, has some stunning options to turn a tired space into a coastal-chic retreat.

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Mar.19.2014

Sequoia Beauty

These days, it’s increasingly common for us to pay attention to where our food comes from and what we eat; so why not use the same discriminating lens when it comes to products for our skin?

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Mar.17.2014

Bluebelle Concierge: personal assistant, project manager, life organizer, and move-in service

There’s nothing worse than coming home to your apartment after work and facing an endless web of appointments, projects, errands, responsibilities, and commitments that all need to get done.

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Mar.13.2014

Alder & Co.: Let’s play store

Alder & Co. has been a longtime design crush of our Portland neighbors for its meticulously curated assortment of housewares, home accessories, apparel, and even gourmet pet treats.

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Mar.12.2014

Raclette – the Fondue of our Time

During these colder months, why not bring a slice of the Swiss Alps to your apartment by hosting a fun and interactive Raclette dinner party?

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Mar.10.2014

LIFX: The Lightbulb Reinvented

They say lighting can set the mood and, when done properly, great lighting will even cast shadows in all the right places to make anyone look like a supermodel.

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Mar.05.2014

STOP, BREATHE & THINK: Meditation Made Simple

Our neighbors in the Bay Area, Seattle, and Portland tend to have busy lives.

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Mar.05.2014

Mississippi Records

Nothing garnishes a living room better then a smattering of the greatest records of all time littered on the couch and coffee table, while the warm sounds of the needle-hugging groove dance through the speakers.

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Mar.03.2014

Green is the New Black: 4 Ways to Save Energy in Your Apartment

I was super excited that Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck (our nations more formidable whistle pig meteorologist) concurred that we would have six more weeks of winter.

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Feb.28.2014

A Modern Twist on the Tired Pet Bed

True, most pet beds can be a major eyesore—especially when trying to merge said pet bed into your tastefully decorated apartment…

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Feb.27.2014

Choose Your Own Quarterly

What better way to fill your apartment than by welcoming quarterly packages of limited-edition objects handpicked or created by an influential and famous curator of your choice.

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Feb.24.2014

Venokado—wine, décor, and gifts galore!

Don’t blink, or you could miss this incredible wine and gifts boutique as you drive past their West Hollywood location – right near our neighbors at Franklin Plaza and Vantage Apartments in LA!

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Feb.20.2014

In search of the perfect living room furniture piece - the B&B Italia Tufty Time Modular Sofa

For those of us that struggle to find the perfect sofa for our apartment, the folks at B&B Italia have figured it out with their Tufty Time Modular product line.

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Feb.18.2014

A Slumber Party for dogs? It must be A Dog’s Life.

Our dog-loving neighbors on the Peninsula at Parker Palo Alto , Americana, and North Park  properties are lucky to live so close to A Dog’s Life – Northern California’s most awarded doggie daycare facility.

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Feb.14.2014

Rain, Rain, Go Away & the Coolest Outdoor Furniture - Lebello

Yes it is very wet outside at most of our apartments on the West Coast and while summer feels like a very distant memory, we cannot help but get really excited for our fave outdoor furniture.

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Feb.12.2014

Munchery: Dine in on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here once again. Did you procrastinate getting a reservation for two at that cozy restaurant and now it’s too late?

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Feb.10.2014

Gee, Your Aura Smells Terrific!

Fragrance has the power to evoke hidden memories, stoke passions, and resonate with our deepest nature. If seeing is believing, then fragrance is feeling.

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Feb.07.2014

Glassybaby: lighting the way from Seattle to San Francisco

Glassybaby’s exquisite hand-blown glass votives and cups, crafted in a range of 400 rich hues, have been warming the hearts and apartments of our Seattle neighbors since 1998.

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Feb.05.2014

Yerdle: the More You Give, the More you Get

Wishing you had a killer set of headphones? Or maybe a down Patagonia jacket, but you can’t justify it after that recent holiday shopping spree? Yerdle is a marketplace where thousands of amazing items are given and received for free.

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Feb.03.2014

Runyon Canyon

Searching for a good workout in LA with your dog? Stunning vistas overlooking the city? Or, maybe you want to see some sweaty celebrities up close? Then look no further. Runyon Canyon can deliver all of this, and then some.

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Jan.30.2014

Mateo’s Cochinita Pibil Super Bowl Sliders

The “420” Bowl is coming up soon, and if you’re planning to host the obligatory party at your apartment this year, your guests are bound to get the munchies.

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Jan.28.2014

Shadowbrook - It’s All About the Landscaping

Shadowbrook Apartments in Sunnyvale, CA built in 1970 was our very first large development as an organization.

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Jan.27.2014

Redefining Movie Night – Hollywood Premiere Screenings at Home

Luxe alert! This blog is elegantly sumptuous…

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Jan.24.2014

The Portlandia Activity Book – profound enrichment for the Pacific Northwest part of your psyche

We know what you’re thinking – how to while away these long winter days until the new Portlandia season airs on Feb 27?

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Jan.23.2014

Introducing The Tree Free Hammock

Our friends at Marie Fischer Interior Design found the ultimate in comfort and cool - for in your apartment, camping, or outdoors - a tree free hammock by Fatboy (the official product name is Headdemock). They selected it for our upcoming remodel of the pool deck at North Park apartments in Mountain View.

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Jan.22.2014

Rough Linen: Made in Marin

The elemental luxury of pure linen sheets is simple and timeless – an heirloom investment that only improves with age and use.

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Jan.17.2014

Luxury Unleashed - AnnaBee’s Doggie Boutique and Cafe

A tip for our pet loving neighbors in the Peninsula:  the next time you frolic with Fido along the beaches of Pacifica, he’s likely to work up a furocious appetite. Why not treat him to a gourmet meal out at AnnaBee’s Doggie Boutique and Café – the Bay Area’s first cafe for dogs?

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Jan.15.2014

Old Mattress: You’re Not the Only Flame in Town

We spend nearly a third of our lives in bed, so what we choose to sleep on makes all the difference.

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Jan.14.2014

Green Is The New Black…Did You Flush?

Promethean Mary Nitschke, Director of Ancillary Services is passionate about utilities. She recently published a great article in the Journal of Utility Management about saving water and saving money.

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