BBC Radio produced a live radio broadcast program called “The History of Wastefulness.” Across three episodes, Australian broadcaster and sustainability activist, Alexandra Spring, tracks the history of wastefulness by exploring today’s trash challenge, discovering more about trash through the ages, and asking if we’re at the tipping point of a future full of garbage.
San Francisco Fort Nights
The tree-lined Presidio now has a plush new perch: the elegant Lodge at the Presidio, a 42-room hotel inside reworked Colonial Revival-style barracks. The former mess hall and regimental offices have been adapted by designer Laura Cook, in partnership with the Presidio Trust, into a military-inspired lobby and guest rooms, with a courtyard overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
Travel Thursday: Embark on a Delicious Foodie Journey in San Francisco
By: Ryan Shea
Yes, every city has their claim that they are the best when it comes to the diverse culinary scene they have, but I wholeheartedly believe that the only part of the United States that rivals NYC when it comes to food has to be San Francisco…
There are also two fabulous places you must stay at when you visit San Francisco. How are you going to eat all this darn food if you don’t have a place to crash afterwards during your food coma?
By: Amber Gibson
Things at BraytonHughes have changed a lot in the last 30 years. When Richard Brayton and Stanford Hughes established their namesake design firm in San Francisco in 1989 their focus was on high-end corporate work and for many years it was a bit of a boys’ club. Today, two-thirds of their work is in hospitality and the principals are mostly minorities and women.
Three BraytonHughes principals – Fischbach, Villalon and Kiko Singh – share their thoughts on trends and hot topics in luxury hotel design.
It’s cold—it’s San Francisco, after all. It’s also crowded—it’s Union Square—but that adds to the happy energy. Your ankles are wobbly, and you don’t dare look up at the window decorations on the top five of Macy’s seven floors, or at the perfectly symmetrical Christmas tree nearby. You can smell sausages from the vending cart, and coffee and hot chocolate from the cafe. If you don’t think too hard, you can imagine you’re skating figure eights in perfect time to the holiday music. The Union Square Holiday Ice Rink epitomizes big-city Christmas like not much else.
Come share a moment with the Lodge at the Presidio and enjoy the lights and warmth of the holiday season. We decorated the lodge with subtle lights, foliage and ribbon with the intent of creating a simple warm design. We’ve had so many compliments on the decorations that we’ve asked our photographers and videographers to create a seasonal postcard for our friends to enjoy.