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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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Dec.19.2014

Vintage Barware Within Reach

The demand for craft-cocktails continues to evolve, our barware may be sadly out of date..Perhaps it's time for an upgrade?

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Dec.12.2014

Good For What Ails You… Hangover Remedies To Nurse Your Holiday Spirit

We’re not doctors, but we play one online…Just kidding.

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Dec.12.2014

Holiday Hostess Gifts

Holiday party season is in full swing and you need hip hostess gifts—and fast! Here are a few simple and affordable suggestions that will leave a lasting impression, and secure your spot on next year’s guest list.

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Dec.09.2014

Sustainable Holidays

With the Shopping Season creeping up like a hungry “Liger” (half Lion/half Tiger), I thought it would be fun to start thinking of ways we can make our Holidays more sustainable.

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Dec.04.2014

18 Reasons – A Community Cooking School With a Purpose

With so much emphasis on food this season, it’s a good moment to remember those who are less fortunate than us.

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Dec.01.2014

Cyber Monday

Hey, it’s Cyber Monday - but you already knew that…

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Nov.26.2014

Fred’s Steak: It’s What’s For Dinner

Do you want to quickly host a festive meal with loved ones?

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Nov.25.2014

DIY Touches For Your Thanksgiving Table

Looking to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving decor but your craft skills haven’t progressed much beyond the hand-turkey drawings you made in grade school? Here are a couple simple DIY ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help make your holiday a warm and memorable experience.

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Nov.25.2014

Project: Appetizer – Scallops and Spoons

Another quick foodie tip for our time-pressed Prometheus Neighbors.

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Nov.20.2014

Guest Room Touches

Hosting overnight guests in your apartment should be more than simply offering a place to crash - it’s an opportunity to roll out the red carpet with a few thoughtful touches to make their stay a memorable experience.

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Nov.18.2014

When Your Apartment Guests Come A’ Knockin…

First impressions can make a lasting impression. As the holiday countdown continues, you’ll probably want to make sure your apartment is presentable for company, and that includes tidying up your unruly entryway.

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Nov.13.2014

SnowBomb: Ski & Snowboard Festival

This weekend marks the arrival of the annual SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival in Sacramento (San Francisco, and San Jose took place earlier this month).

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Nov.12.2014

Whip It Up

Whipped cream is king during the holidays. You can’t really get away with serving pumpkin pie without a dollop of this dreamy desert topping.

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Nov.07.2014

Bar Cabinets to Preserve Your Holiday Sanity

Whether you’re decorating a new apartment, or looking for a fresh piece for your current pad, a hip, stand-alone bar cabinet is always a glamorous symbol of polished hosts.

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Nov.04.2014

Spring Forward and Fall Back

In California, I really don’t count fall as one of our “Seasons.”  I think we have two seasons—winter and summer.

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Oct.31.2014

Make Like a Ghost with Ghostery

Halloween can be scary, both in the real and virtual worlds.

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Oct.28.2014

The Beauty of Zero Emissions

Longing for a car that’s easy on the eyes and reflects your progressive values and zest for life? Chances are you’ve been eyeing a Tesla.

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Oct.24.2014

Frightful Mazes and Tours for Halloween!

The Peninsula and South Bay are riddled with spooky spirits and haunting adventures this weekend.

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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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