Through the “Looking” Glass

  “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours,” is a line from Lewis Carroll’s sequel to “Alice in Wonderland.” Earlier this week, at the historic Castro Theatre, that line came to life through HBO’s premiere for “Looking.” The world premiere showcased the first two half-hour episodes of the ten-part,…

SFMOMA Treasures Apple’s Jony Ive

  Tech-obsessed guests at SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council dinner were paying attention – they even looked up from their iPhones to see Jonathan ‘Jony’ Ive receive the Bay Area Treasure Award. After all, the benighted Sir Jony from Newcastle was a good part of the reason their iPhones offered such riveting allure, having led the…

ISAORA – The Time is Now for New Men’s Fashion Line

There’s a new cult men’s fashion brand in town.  It’s called ISAORA, which is sideways Spanglish for “ora si,” a rallying cry meaning, “now, yes.” The two founders were spending a rare indoor morning at the W hotel as part of an epic Seattle-to-San Diego inspiration trip. As winners of the Council on Fashion Designers’…