Voyager Journal — San Francisco

GOING ON NOW: The San Francisco International Film Festival

2012 film Inspiration local San Francisco San Francisco International Film Festival

The 55th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival is underway as I write. If you happen to be a cinephile (we are!) or even just a casual film appreciator, there are selections and programs for everyone. Showcasing everything from narratives to documentaries to avant-garde shorts, the San Francisco International Film Festival is comprehensive in bringing the best films the world over to the San Francisco Bay Area. I had the opportunity to speak with Rachel Rosen, Director of Programming at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and she filled me in on the history of the film festival and some...

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All Encompassing: Revolver's very own Julia Lemke

2012 desert design flora Gold Rush Inspiration Julia Lemke Nature photography San Francisco

We are incredibly lucky to have amongst us at Revolver and Voyager some supremely talented and inspiring individuals. One such person is the always lovely and hardworking Julia Lemke. Julia has recently launched her new website and both Voyager and Revolver carry her jewelry and plant wares under her imprint Auger + Ore. Swing by to check out the goods and read on to learn about what Julia does. When did you realize that design was what you wanted to do? What lead you to this discovery? I think I’ve always known I wanted to do some sort of design,...

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Prospecting & Gold in the Hills

Gold Rush San Francisco

Universal in its appeal, revered for its illustrious beauty, held in highest regards of its value, so much so that it's created a standard: GOLD. All of us want it and many have died for it. Did you know that the gold rush is in many ways responsible for establishing California and the city of San Francisco? Of course, we may have learned this in grade school History lessons, but today I felt the need to brush up on the lore of gold in our distant past. According to its wikipedia entry, the population of San Francisco grew from around...

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Seasonal Confusion

flora Sakura San Francisco seasons weather

It has been an incredibly unusual winter in San Francisco, mirroring reports of strange weather phenomena the world over. There's been an abundance of mild, sunny days and virtually little of the typical wind and rain. But seasonal confusion seems to be no new trend amongst San Franciscan locals. How often have you overheard someone announce how chilly it is, just to hear the next person remark how delightfully warm the weather's been? Or maybe you've spotted someone walking down the street wearing both a parka and flip flops. It's not uncommon and makes for good jokes, like our favorite...

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