Japanese Brand BEAMS’ First USA Foray

Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard hosts their pop-up shop

Glowing Japanese lanterns fill a giant window at Fred Segal on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, marking fashion and lifestyle brand BEAMS‘ first physical presence in the United States. It’s an apt location considering Fred Segal was the first retailer to bring BEAMS products stateside back in 2011, and recently launched the BEAMS x Ziploc collection. For the pop-up, the BEAMS team selected items from …

Word of Mouth: Coffee and Art in San Francisco

Within the Mission District and SoMa neighborhoods, our favorites are all within walking distance of each other

Much can be said of San Francisco, California‘s fourth-largest city, where culture abounds and the crowded streets afford ample opportunity to wander and find gems along the way. Strewn about are art institutions, small galleries, and coffee shops—and the independent ones are often on par with the better-known destinations. They’re scattered throughout the city, up and down its steepest hills and in the trenches of …

Filmmaker Emily Tomson’s Award-Winning Short, “Kate in Oxnard”

A dramatic narrative on the vulnerability of adjusting to life in a coastal town for a summer of seasonal work

With its web premiere on film curation platform Short of the Week, filmmaker Emily Tomson’s most recent narrative short, Kate in Oxnard, makes its transition from the film festival circuit to the internet, where all can see. The thoughtful 18-minute drama follows Kate, a young woman who’s adjusting to life in a coastal town for a summer of seasonal work. Tomson, along with her cast …