Sweet! SF Lombard Street Turns Into Candy Land (10 pics)

What a charming idea! Yesterday, the curvy San Francisco Lombard Street was turned into a gigantic version of the game Candy Land. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, 575 feet of switchbacks in the Russian Hill neighborhood were transformed into the famous board. Kids from the UC San Francisco Children’s Hospital and Friends of the Children pulled from an oversized deck of color-coated cards and then advanced through the squares of purple, red, blue, orange, green and yellow. At the finish line there was a cake shaped like King Kandy's castle, eco-friendly confetti (ah, San Francisco!) and balloons.

Ted Weinstein, who was live on the scene, reports that today’s event was commercial yet charming, and the kids really loved it. “Capitalism meets childhood,” he told us.

Coolest part? King Kandy, Lolly and Princess Frostline even showed up!

The Cool Cake

What an awesome and creative idea!

Source: SFist and SF Appeal

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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