Lydia Lee

Lydia Lee writes frequently about design and architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a local bicycle advocate.

Huib Petersen with a crocheted shawl.

SF Men’s Knitting Community

A rare fraternity in a female-dominated sphere, SF Men Knit helps men get crafty.

Residents of the Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill neighborhoods created a tax-supported nonprofit and transformed a once desolate area bordering train tracks into a drought-tolerant, landscaped parkland.

It Just Got Easier Being Green

Desperate for more parks, some San Francisco residents taxed themselves and created the country’s first green benefit district.

A Wilburn Forge culinary knife with a 10-inch integral blade (2 1/8 inches wide at the heel) with a handle of stabilized amboyna.

Knife-Edged Beauty

One-of-a-kind hand-forged knives by Aaron Wilburn are wonderful to look at — and even better to use.

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