Category Archives: Design

Gift Guide: A Homegrown Toy, Developed in Bernal Heights

Need a last-minute gift idea for the kids in your life? Neighbor Matt contacted Bernalwood to tell us about the educational toy he created: I live on Anderson Street, 13 years now already. Back then I was making computer games. … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Parenting, Design | 2 Comments

Bernal Artist Transforms Traffic Lights Into Tableware

Neighbor Lauren Becker has been busy of late, creating industrial-chic tableware from recycled glass. This weekend she’s having an open studio at Recycled Glassworks on Bonview to release some of her new work: Ever wondered why Bernal Heights doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Who Created that Cool Kinetic Sculpture in Holly Park?

La Principessa Errante, a blog about San Francisco art and architecture, has the answer. The sculpture is called Odonatoa, and it was created by Joyce Hsu: Born in Hong Kong, Joyce Hsu received her BFA from the Mount Allison University in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Design, Interesting Objects, Nature and Wildlife | 6 Comments

Sutro Tower Mini-Model Is Must-Have Decor for Devoted Fans

Though it’s often the subject of scorn and sanctimonious head-shaking, Sutro Tower is also beloved by an underground army of devoted fans who appreciate it as San Francisco’s second-most iconic piece of landscape architecture. (Number One, of course being that … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Design, Infrastructure | 8 Comments

Our New Top Cop Provides a Bernal Heights Crime Summary

While the rest of us were carousing on Cortland Street for the Summer Solstice Stroll, Citizen Sarah attended the San Francisco Police Department community meeting at Ingleside Station on Tuesday evening. Afterward, she did us all the great service of … Continue reading

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Homegrown “I BART SF” Shirt for Transit Fashionistas

Here’s a revolutionary-chic fashion statement for Northside commuters and Southside fans of the 30th Street BART station. Creator Jeffrey Doker says: I live in the ‘Wood (Shotwell and Precita). I recently made a BART-themed shirt that I think SF people … Continue reading

Posted in Design, Infrastructure, Transportation, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Artist Creates Travel Accessory for Homesick Bernalians

Last weekend I found a must-have accessory for high-powered Bernal Heights executives who travel regularly for business. I got it at “Cries of San Francisco,” a pop-up event in Mint Plaza downtown that was organized by the artsy folk at … Continue reading

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