Walking is the best way to get to know a new place. It's environmentally friendly, healthy, but best of all, its slow. Walking allows you time to soak in so much more of the new place you're in; from the faces, to the buildings, to the nature. In a big city like San Francisco, I love finding nature among all the concrete. There's so many hidden city gardens and bright walls juxtaposed with even brighter flowers, that you would miss in any other kind of transit.
Glass wear is the perfect combination of aesthetics and utility. While the end function is to serve nutrients, it can also be an outlet of visual creativity. Collecting glass wear has become my new obsession. These latest additions were found in San Francisco at various thrift and vintage shops. The metallic gold, hand blown technique, and white sails all remind me of the art, sights and feels of one of my favorite cities in the world.
December is a month of gifts. The best place to be an inspired giver is at farmer/flea markets! Local markets have been my first stop for gifts, but this year I've been participating in them as more than a shopper. Here's a look at my first flea market at the Melrose Trading Post at Taft last Saturday.
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Traveling across the country, you look at the world from a new perspective everyday. You gain a different point of view simply because of the change in your location. Each city has it's own filters and it's own perspectives that, if you let it, can influence how you view each day. Photographing the same band play the same set every night might seem repetitive, but its not. Each city brings a new lens to each performance. It's exciting to see how differently a city sees one performance from the next.