Internationally renowned light sculpture artist, Leo Villareal’s has created a lighting extravaganza of 25,000 LEDs on the north side of famed San Francisco Bay Bridge. The lights will be dancing their way into the hearts of people watching from every possible vantage point, while some will be seeing this spectacular event by sea.
Ben Davis of Words Pictures Ideas is the originator of the idea, which he conceived 2 years ago this month.
The official on switch will be thrown March 5th, 2013, at 8.30pm and will flicker, flash, flow and sparkle for the next two years. Leo will operate the software that runs the show and promises it’s not going to be jarring, but more flowing.
The project cost $8 million, but will return $97 million in revenue. The cost for the electricity is a mere $30 per day! Ben Davis explains more in the video below:
Butler and the Chef
The Butler and The Chef is one of my favorite antique shops in the city … or actually anywhere. Maybe it’s because I love all things French, or maybe it’s because it’s filled with things you don’t see in the U.S.
This warehouse/shop will tantalize you almost as much as a good glass of Champagne. And, while you’re there, you can even purchase Champagne glasses and buckets too.
Claire Hautefeuille is the owner and a lovely person who is anxious to point you toward something you’re looking for, or just let you browse on your own.
This is no ordinary antique shop because many of the things you find are not available here. Claire and her husband routinely scour France for interesting, unusual and beautiful items that will fit into any decor. If you like having friends ask, “What is this? or Where did you find that”, you’ll find something there.
For more info, click here to visit their Web site.
They’re located at 290 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
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This is an updated post with new, improved photos! Yea! The sun came out … FINALLY! For details about the piece, keep reading below …
Original post: I rushed by this new art installation this morning and didn’t have time to get the details or snap a better photo; so I’ll have to go back when the weather is a little better. For now, I hope it’s enough to tease you into going there soon.
These art pieces don’t stay very long, but don’t panic too much. This spot is reserved for new pieces that constantly come and go; so anytime you’re nearby, check it out. There’s always something new and fun.
This one reminds me of the old Buck Rogers space ship. It’s very cool and I can’t wait to go back and get some better shots of it.
Here’s a link to an article with more info about it.
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