SFMOMA’s “The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism” Exhibit + Unbeaten Path Tours’ On-Site Exploration

Two ways to spotlight the idyllic architectural development on the Sonoma Coast

Along California’s Highway 1, past Bodega Bay and Jenner, 100 miles north of San Francisco, the rugged coastline is at times barely visible. Along the curving road, unpainted wood homes can be spotted through the trees and meadows. This part of the Northern California coast feels both earthy and otherworldly. It is here that the Sea Ranch concept, a radical architecture experiment, aimed to become a model community …

Electricity-Powered Zero Motorcycles

Simple, sophisticated machines breaking milestones among electric vehicle

From their inception in 2006 to today’s rapidly escalating sales, Zero Motorcycles have pioneered the aesthetic and technological worlds of electric motorcycles. These are, as the brand states, hand-built high-tech machines designed and produced in northern California. Zero Motorcycles happens to be the leader for electric bikes (in an EV market that reached 170K last year, in the US alone). They’ve achieved this by stripping …

Botanical Bakery

Unexpected herbs spice up a range of shortbread from the Napa Valley

After numerous compliments and requests for her lavender shortbread, Sondra Wells decided to take her craft to the next level with Botanical Bakery. Soon, she’ll even add Thai chili and gluten-free varieties to the roster of flavors of unusual, buttery Garden Shortbread cookies filled with aromatic herbs, spices, fruits and cacao nibs. Each cookie starts with three organic ingredients: hard red wheat flour (unbleached), fresh-churned, …