Insights from a Berkeley pro on how to bring out the best in Craftsman homes for modern living.
The University of California system has started using a modern logo intended to be easy to use on the Internet, Facebook, and social media.
When students at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School started their academic year today, there was a new creative space waiting for them at their campus on 8th Street, and a challenge: how might you get your hands dirty? Shortly after the semester kicks off, the students will spend a day and a half working on projects, either for the school or the local community, which they will dream up themselves, and then make.
Cal fans might describe Eric Gellerman as a hero. Gellerman is a wood aficionado who owns Berkeley’s salvaged wood furniture store, The Wooden Duck. A few weeks ago, he discovered that all the bleachers that had been torn out of Memorial Stadium as part of its major retrofit were sitting in a warehouse in Oakland bound for an uncertain future in Mexico.
IS LADY LUCK ON YOUR SIDE? The Ragged Wing Ensemble is presenting Fortune: The Complete Works, through Sunday May 27, and it will be one of the first performances in the new Osher Studio in the not-yet-quite-opened Arpeggio Building at 2055 Center Street. Ragged Wing is an ensemble of actors whose mission is to “catalyze a deep cultural shift where artistic action is at the center of vital social change.” The performance is the final chapter in the group’s season-long exploration into Fortune in all its varied meanings. “It features 3 original performances (A Fool’s Errand, Atomic Intuition, Maybe Baby) plus a short feature film (No Outlet) combined with a pre-show ‘audience-interactive playground.” Get tickets here. (more…)
Save Berkeley Iceland is circulating a petition for the November 2012 ballot to force the city to consider continuing to use the ice rink building as a community recreation space.
In a top-secret location in Berkeley, Patrick Kennedy is showing a reporter around a tiny living space — so compact in fact that, at 160 sq ft, it is the smallest apartment one is legally allowed to build.
Call it “beautiful decay”: these stunning photographs, taken by David Stark Wilson, show the interiors of the future home of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA).
On Sunday, the doors will open to a new cultural institution in Berkeley. The many thousands of books, paintings, prints, textiles, and photographs that make up The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life — which was formerly located in an early 20th-century family home on Russell Street in the Elmwood neighborhood — will now be readily accessible to the public in a beautifully renovated, centrally located 25,000 sq ft space at 2121 Allston Way.
By Robert Mills
By Robert Mills
By Edward Derbes