The Art of the Deal, or the Art of Photoshop?


How the hell did they get all those power brokers in the same room, at the same time? From Greg: We can only imagine the sound of all those ringing cell phones. No wonder our calls weren’t returned. –Art of the Deal [Nob Hill Gazette] p.s. To all in the photo, we’re just poking fun. … Continue reading The Art of the Deal, or the Art of Photoshop?

Stump the Stammtisch: UMB (Unreinforced Masonry Buildings) take two


The same reader kindly asks again: Thanks for posting my question and the answers regarding unreinforced masonry buildings. It is much appreciated, but I am still looking for the answer to my second question: How can I find out how a building fared in the 1989 earthquake, including but not limited to whether it was … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: UMB (Unreinforced Masonry Buildings) take two

The Lambourne (725 Pine, Nob Hill): Model residences now open


Located at 725 Pine, in the “heart of Nob Hill”, The Lambourne will be “22 studios and one bedroom pied-a-terre urban residences” with “European design elements by Charles DeLisle of Your Space Interiors”, hardwood floors, “petite” Scavolini kitchens with stainless steel appliances, priced from the $300’s to $500’s. Bathrooms sound nice too, with “Carrera marble … Continue reading The Lambourne (725 Pine, Nob Hill): Model residences now open