Must bravery or stupidity underwrite every bold life decision?

Illustration: Jeffrey Fletcher


Mask Envy

Laureano Faedi is sewing his way through his enormous collection of textiles

A person wearing a button-up shirt, round glasses, a wide-brimmed straw hat, and a face mask with a diamond pattern.
A person wearing a button-up shirt, round glasses, a wide-brimmed straw hat, and a face mask with a diamond pattern.
Photos courtesy of Laureano Faedi


Mask Envy

Not only beautiful and comfortable, these masks are also ethical, sustainable, and inclusive

4 shimmery cloth facemasks. Three are solid-colored neutrals and one has sequined blue, purple, and gray stripes.
4 shimmery cloth facemasks. Three are solid-colored neutrals and one has sequined blue, purple, and gray stripes.
Photos courtesy of Taylor Jay


The Bold Italic’s 2020 Awards

MasksByMisty offers a huge selection of masks from a variety of prints

A person wearing a face mask made of cloth with a waterfowl motif.
A person wearing a face mask made of cloth with a waterfowl motif.
Photo courtesy of MasksByMisty


The Bold Italic’s 2020 Awards

The folks at Blüm are as much about lifestyle and entertainment as they are about high-quality products

A person with a purple hoodie and sports sunglasses smoking a joint outside the Blüm storefront. #BlumProudly
A person with a purple hoodie and sports sunglasses smoking a joint outside the Blüm storefront. #BlumProudly
Photo: Blüm


The Bold Italic’s 2020 Awards

The Apothecarium managed to expand its offerings and locations despite a rocky year

A spacious dispensary. A budtender helps a customer at the counter. 2 people talk on a couch. 1 person’s walking in.
A spacious dispensary. A budtender helps a customer at the counter. 2 people talk on a couch. 1 person’s walking in.
Photo: The Apothecarium


Mask Envy

From video games to sparkles to artistic collabs, these masks make bold accessories

A person wearing a jeweled face mask posing in a sleeveless dark-purple dress in front of a rainbow mural of Laverne Cox.
A person wearing a jeweled face mask posing in a sleeveless dark-purple dress in front of a rainbow mural of Laverne Cox.
Photo courtesy of Saul Sugarman


Mask Envy

Daftboy designer Timothy Cochran created this fabulous piece

Man wearing LED light-up face mask at night.
Man wearing LED light-up face mask at night.
Photos courtesy of Daftboy


The Bay Snapshot

Not all that spooky, really

3 lawn decoration headstones: Kellyanne Conwoman, William Barr, Rudi Guiliani.
3 lawn decoration headstones: Kellyanne Conwoman, William Barr, Rudi Guiliani.
Photo: Elliot Trifilo


SF Throwbacks

It was like a spaceship had landed in SoMA full of the latest cutting-edge technology

View of the Metreon building taken from the street.
View of the Metreon building taken from the street.
Photo: New America Media via Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

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