Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Pop-up House You can build with a Screwdriver

Refrigerator.com, Contemporist and HuffPost report on a pop-up house you can build in four days with a screwdrivers. As wild as the claim may be, there has been a great deal of momentum in creating pre-fab homes, and pre-fab home modules. This trend has been covered and supported extensively by Dwell Magazine/

In this case, the home, called Passivhaus ("Passive House") was designed by MultiPod Studio. According to Refrigerator.com:

The Marseille-based design firm has come up with a prototype called the Pop-Up House—made out of wood, foam, and screws—that you can supposedly assemble with just a basic screw gun.
According to the designers, the whole shebang should cost about €200 per square meter, or roughly $26 per square foot. Right now, the MultiPod website showcases two different styles of the Pop-Up House: a single-room, 70-square-meter rectangular cube and a 150-square-meter prototype with two wings (think bedrooms) on either side of a larger connecting room.
Not only does this pop-up building have interesting potential as a home, or temporary shelter, but also as a pop-up restaurant, cafe, gallery or museum.

More information about Pop-up restaurants:

Sunday, December 22, 2013

eBay Launches Interactive Digital Storefronts

Rollout of Interactive digital storefronts created by eBay for retailers Rebecca Minkoff,  TOMS shoes, and Sony. eBay considers this a logical next step in their product strategy.

From a popup standpoint, this removes the need for an actual venue.

Photos here are from the Westfield Shopping Centre in downtown San Francisco

Monday, December 9, 2013

Venue for Popups in San Francisco: Naked Kitchen

If you are looking for a location to hold a Popup restaurant in San Francisco, there are several options. One is called, Naked Kitchen

The describe their mission as three-fold:

"We created Naked Kitchen to:

-Provide our talented chefs (seasoned as well as up-and-coming) creative freedom to explore something new in a casual and relaxed space

-Offer our members an intimate experience to commune over food, wine, stories and laughter

-Support our local artists by showcasing a visual collection that enhances the sensual experience"

See a full schedule of upcoming events at www.NakedKitchenSF.com

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Art.com Pop-up Shop with Nigel Barker and Bombay Sapphire

Art.com hosted an event by Fashion and Celebrity photographer, Nigel Barker and sponsored by BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin at its new pop-up shop location in downtown San Francisco, near Union Square.

Nigel Barker shared the inspiration behind his Art.com photography collection during this intimate meet-and-greet, which included cocktails (see below for recipes).

Nigel Barker has been a creative force in the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment for the past 20 years. He is internationally renowned for his photography, and his career has been punctuated by an array of fascinating projects. Nigel's work has included commercials, spokesperson roles, books, photograph exhibitions, international editorial assignments and the creation of his own show, The Shot on VH1. After 17 seasons as a judge on the hit show, America's Next Top Model, Barker is now the host of the Oxygen Network's The Face, alongside Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha.

WHERE: Art.com Pop-up Shop
117 Post Street (at Kearny Street)
San Francisco, CA 94108

Gin & Tonic Reimagined:

1 ½ parts Bombay Sapphire East
3 parts Fever-Tree tonic water
Lime slice
Lemongrass stalk
Black peppercorns
Build all with cubed ice in large, Spanish-style wine glass. Squeeze one lime slice and add garnishes as desired.

*This preparation prevents the tonic from overpowering the natural botanicals, bringing the flavors of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East to the forefront. When using this method, one can choose to highlight any of the 12 botanicals already found in the gin.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Canon’s PIXMA PRO City Senses Pop-Up Gallery

Canon’s PIXMA PRO City Senses Pop-Up Gallery in San Francisco hosted by Food Network celebrity chef Tyler Florence took place on Tuesday, October 8th at the Folsom Street Foundry.

The event featured photographs from Tyler as well as San Francisco photographers Robyn Lehr and Erin Kunkel. Attendees were able to experience the power of print as one of the Bay Area’s most iconic locations was brought to life in an interactive sensorial gallery.

This meant that they literally were exposed to sounds, smells, and other relevant senses while looking at photographs created on the Canon’s PIXMA PRO printers.

Canon’s PIXMA PRO printers create large format high resolution images from digital cameras.