Congratulations to fellow artist, Meagan Lewis of Brown Pigeon! Her new book ‘Put Your Stamp On It’ published by Chronicle Books is scheduled to be released this month! Check out the book trailer and meet Meagan here…
Just wrapped up another Season of Bay Area Drop In. If you missed an episode you can check it out here. Stay tuned for Season three to air in May…
Hosted by Real Estate Broker, Sammy Hastings, Beauty Expert, Kaitlyn Chen, Real Estate Consultant, Angelica Santamaria and Designer, Sandeep Sood Bay Area Drop In is a TV show that explores Bay Area neighborhoods through history, real estate, lifestyle, and design.
Episode 1 - The Mission District, San Francisco
The Mission’s geographical location insulates it from eastward fog and wind, which results in an area that is usually much warmer and sunnier than other parts of the city. The Mission is a hub for local art, food, music, and diverse culture especially Latino culture. Many studios, galleries, performance spaces, and public art projects are located in the Mission. The Mission is home to the cities oldest operating theatre the Roxie and Mission Dolores the oldest building to survive the 1906 Earthquake.
Episode 2 – Burlingame
The city of Burlingame is in San Mateo County and is located on the San Francisco Peninsula. It is known for its beautiful weather, high residential quality of life and is often referred to as the “City of Trees.” There are hundreds of stores, restaurants and activities in the downtown area.
Episode 3- North Beach, San Francisco
North Beach is best known as San Francisco’s Little Italy, with its assortment of old Italian eateries. It also draws followers of Kerouac and Ginsberg who are enthused by a Beatnik past. Some of the cities liveliest clubs and bars are in the neighborhood as well as City Lights Bookstore and some boutiques with handmade goods. Head up Telegraph Hill for a stunning view of the city at Coit Tower. This neighborhood also bleeds into Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Episode 4- Sausalito
Sausalito is situated near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. It enjoys beautiful weather and amazing ocean views. It has a reputation as a wealthy and artistic enclave, a picturesque residential community (incorporating large numbers of houseboats), and a tourist destination.
Episode 5- Potrero Hill, San Francisco
Sunny Potrero Hill is relatively isolated by freeways and blocks of industrial landscape giving this neighborhood its own pace somewhat apart from the city. Potrero Hills primary shopping drag is on 18th Street and runs just a few short blocks. Many houses in this neighborhood seem to have little gardens and many of the streets have the names of U.S. states. Anchor Brewing Co. is also located here.
Episode 6 – Pleasanton
Pleasanton is a beautiful city in Alameda County. We’ll bring you the stories behind those Victorian Houses in Pleasanton, plus, take you to one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Bay Area. We’ll also visit the Firehouse Arts Center.
Episode 6 – The Castro, San Francisco
The Castro district is one of the United States’ first gay neighborhoods, and it is the largest. There are many cafes, restaurants, bars and stores in this area. It’s colorful night life attracts many people and tourists. In addition, we will take you on a tour of a beautiful Victorian house.
Episode 8 – Half Moon Bay
The beautiful coastal city of Half Moon Bay was the first town established in San Mateo County. We will take you to The James Johnson House to explore the history of Half Moon Bay. In addition, we’ll show you a property with a great view of a spectacular golf course.
Episode 9 – Haight Ashbury, San Francisco
Haight Ashbury is the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets of San Francisco. You will find a variety of restaurants and bars, clothing boutiques, bookstores and record stores. The neighborhood still remains a unique sense of bohemian ambiance. Its historical Victorian houses are one of the most photographed scenes in San Francisco.
Episode 10 – Bernal Heights, San Francisco
Bernal Heights lies south of San Francisco’s Mission District and with warm weather, charming homes, and easy freeway access the neighborhood attracts a diverse group of residents . Known for its vibrant lesbian community, the neighborhood is also popular with urban professionals, artists, progressives, and young families with children. Bernal’s rich history had its origins in 1839 but was undeveloped until 1906 when it survived the 1906 earthquake and fire and became home to quake refugees.
Episode 11 – Fremont
Fremont, a city in Alameda County, is located in the southeast section of the Bay Area. Join us as we visit the famous Mission San Jose school district, and then experience the speed and excitement of kart racing.
Episode 12 – Emeryville
As a small city located in Alameda County, Emeryville provides you with a good quality of life including wonderful retail, residential, hotel and entertainment businesses. Did you know there is a history of Chinese Immigrants in Emeryville?
Episode 13 – Bayview , San Francisco
The Bayview district is a neighborhood in the southeastern corner of San Francisco. The City’s oldest restaurant is in the Bayview district and has been serving seafood in the same location since 1861. A San Francisco supervisor will talk about its residential and commercial development projects which are planned for the next five years.
Customizable Handmade Invitations with Lined Envelopes.
Season One flew by and Season Two is underway. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with KTSF, Hastings Realty Group, and Renovation and Design on the graphics for this super fun, local TV show, Bay Area Drop In. Check out new episodes of Season Two on KTSF channel 26 (cable channel 8) on Saturday Nights at 6:30.
New Logo Design Completed for Aaron Gordon Construction of San Francisco
We are proud to be working on the graphics for Bay Area Drop In, a local TV show that explores Bay Area Neighborhoods through history, real estate, lifestyle and design. The show is brought to you by Hastings Realty Group (HRG) and is the brainchild of HRG founder, Sammy L. Hastings. Catch new episodes of the show every Saturday night at 6:30 on KTSF channel 26 or cable channel 8. You can also check out Season One episodes here…
Episode 1 – Sunset District
The quiet foggy Sunset District is the largest district in San Francisco. Bay Area Drop In will show you the history and lifestyle of this family neighborhood of mixed races.
Episode 2 – Millbrae
Many people know little about Millbrae beside the SFO Airport. In this episode, Bay Area Drop In takes you to Millbrae’s well-preserved historical landmarks, high-ranking schools, and unique restaurants that have stood the test of time.
Episode 3 – Richmond District
Explore the Richmond District’s unique architectural buildings, taste innovative Chinese cuisine, and get useful design tips on how to create a stylish new look for your home.
Episode 4 – Pacifica
Did you know Pacifica is one of Northern California’s best surfing locations? Take a trip less than ten miles South of San Francisco on the coast to Pacifica, the interesting beach town with a vibrant history. Travel with Bay Area Drop In across I-280 to for a visit to the secluded, quiet, coastal city… experience the breathtaking ocean view and misty mountains.
Episode 5 – Chinatown
Did you know San Francisco has the largest Chinatown outside of Asia? Chinatown attracts countless tourists every year with its exotic ambiance , Bay Area Drop In explores the roots of this world-famous San Francisco District.
Episode 6 – Alameda
Alameda is known for its small town vibe and beautiful Victorian communities. As an island city there is so much to do. You can view San Francisco city on the retired USS Hornet, or recollect childhood memories at the Pinball Museum.
Episode 7 – Daly City
Foggy Daly City is the largest city on the peninsula. It is also where Sammy and Sandeep call home. Join us as we explore the “Gateway to the Peninsula” of San Francisco to the very first outdoor shopping mall on the west coast, and get VIP access into the kitchen of the famous Koi Palace.
Episode 8 – SOMA
With modern buildings, acclaimed museums, and the famous AT&T Park, “South of Market” is home to a vast array of artistic and cultural spaces. This week we will drop in on one of the hippest restaurants in SOMA, and the beautiful high-end apartments in the newly constructed Millennium Tower.
Episode 9 – Berkeley
Berkeley is one of the oldest cities in the East Bay. Home to the prestigious UC Berkeley, it has been ranked as one of the most liberal places in the world since the 1960’s Free Speech Movement, and the city has thrived with international fame ever since. Join us as we explore what Berkeley has to offer!
Episode 10 – Russian Hill/Nob Hill
Classic and elegant, Russian Hill and Nob Hill are said to be home of the prestige. Join us as we explore the charm of old San Francisco, bringing visitors to a part of the city rich in history yet refreshed with a modern touches.
Episode 11 – Oakland
As one of the most famous cities in the East Bay, Oakland’s charming personality and diverse lifestyle cannot be hidden by its high crime rate. Drop In will show you Oakland’s breathtaking landscape, exquisite architectures, and a distinguished Asian delight.
Episode 12 – San Mateo
This week we will drop in on the beautiful city of San Mateo. With mild weather and diverse activities, San Mateo is the perfect city to live in for many. Whether you live an active lifestyle, enjoy quiet time at a coffee shop, enjoy dining out, night life, or parks for family fun San Mateo has tons to offer!
Episode 13 – Palo Alto (Season One Finale)
Palo Alto, home to the famous Stanford University, is said to be the birthplace of Silicon Valley. High real estate prices do not keep people from moving to this extraordinary place, not only for its high ranking schools, but also for its innovative vibe.
Gosh, sorry for being MIA all Summer. Things were really heating up at ARTdeezine HQ this Summer and now that the kids are back in school and things seem to be back to routine I am able to organize my thoughts and reflect…
Things have really come full circle for ARTdeezine. Where do I begin; prior to Summer ARTdeezine took on a new (ongoing) project managing the Marketing Department for one of our major clients, Hastings Realty Group (HRG). HRG is growing, and growing fast, and we are excited to be a part of such an innovative, young community-minded team.
Sammy Hastings is the founding broker at HRG and he is full of amazing ideas, which is what makes working with him so much fun. He is not your typical real estate broker, he is doing things out of the box. He is investing in his community in innovative ways because he is so passionate about his community and knows that real estate is an avenue that can be used to bring value and substance what he is so passionate about. I have noticed in the short time I have worked closely with him all these ideas we are brainstorming are quickly followed by action, and action is what makes Mr. Hastings so amazing in my book. What starts as a conversation, leads to brainstorming and next thing you know those ideas are reality.
It was only a couple of months ago that Sammy mentioned he was thinking about opening a second location for HRG, the space that can be used as a hub, a presence for the community work we are involved in… And now I have the great pleasure of working on designing a storefront which will be opening this Fall in San Francisco’s Sunset District on Irving at 12th Street. The image above is a mock-up I created for the look of the exterior storefront. The storefront interior is currently being renovated. I cant wait to see what HRG’s partner co. Renovation and Design (R&D) will come up with!
Another great idea that for the most part isn’t being done by any other real estate company around. HRG has partnered with Renovation and Design (R&D) to bring top value to homes all over the Bay Area. Ordinary homes are being miraculously transformed into extraordinary, smart, spacious double and triple occupancy dwellings bringing modern-day comfort to homes in style while highlighting a homes character and maximizing the space to its fullest potential. In a city where space is scarce and more expensive per square foot this is an extremely valuable art. Sandeep Sood, R&D founder says “It’s not how much you spend; its how you spend that makes all the difference.” Sandeep is known for simple, yet elegant design style and is able to do amazing transformations on a budget. He uses the ancient Indian science of Vāstu which is the source of Feng Shui, to organize space by creating harmony between the elements. And the results are absolutely breathtaking every time. Since I am creating the marketing collateral for all these homes when they go on the market this sure does make my job easier and so much fun. And to top it all off I get to attend wine and cheese open house events and check out the amazing work of R&D!
You can check out the amazing work of R&D too by tuning into Bay Area Drop In, a new TV show sponsored in part by HRG and hosted by Sammy Hastings, Sandeep Sood (design segment), Angelica Santamaria, and Maria Fang. Bay Area Drop In is a TV show that explores Real Estate, Lifestyle, and Design in the Bay Area. Each week the show visits a new Bay Area neighborhood. It airs on Saturday nights at 6:30 on Channel 26 (cable channel 8) and is shown again on Sunday nights at 7pm. The show is super informative and cute, you should check it out. The graphics are all done by yours truly! This TV show is a perfect example of what I mean when I say Sammy Hastings is all ACTION. The idea for the show literally started as a conversation topic at his kitchen table, and just a few months later the show is on the air. Absolutely amazing!!!
So it really feels like things have come full circle for ARTdeezine. Why, you ask? Well, I just realized that our very first blog post ever was over two years ago and it was highlighting the “New” HRG logo we created. We have come a long way with HRG and we hope to have a long and lasting working relationship for years to come!
Check out what ARTdeezine has been working on for HRG lately:
We just designed and launched HRG’s new website
Check out Bay Area Drop In’s Recent Episodes and Website
HRG’s Summer/Fall Newsletter
April is a great month for Spring events. Here are some of our top picks! Hope to see you at one of these fun events…
Alice in Recreation Land” Spring Eggstravaganza: This Saturday!
Hosted by San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, “Alice in Recreation Land” Spring Eggstravaganza is pure family fun! The event takes place on April 7th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park.
Arts & Crafts
Peruvian Pop-Up Dinner: Tuesday, April 10th
Sunday Streets: Sunday, April 15th
Sunday Streets is San Francisco’s official block party– a monthly neighborhood celebration where the streets are closed to vehicles so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, etc. can get out and get active in various neighborhoods throughout the city. This months event takes place along the GreatHighway/Golden Gate Park. Get more info here.
Slow Beer:Saturday, April 28th
We are especially excited about Slow Beer! Slow Beer is a Slow Food SF event that doesn’t take place until the end of the month so save the date now so you don’t miss it! The event is taking place on April 28th from 1-5 p.m at the SF County Fair Building. Imagine fantastic local beer and good food to pair with your Amber Ale or chocolaty Porter-yummy! I don’t know about you but we are all about promoting our local brewers. If you haven’t been to Slow Beer before, you don’t want to miss it this year, hope to see you there! Get the details here.
$295 / 240ft²
Fabulous, huge, sunny, quiet studio/office space available in the Mission
ARTdeezine is looking for a couple of designer, artist types to join us in the studio! Our awesome space is equipped with internet, and a mailbox both included in the monthly rent. The space has a shared tall-top table with a built-in light box for projects and meetings with clients, as well as a kitchen area which includes a butcher block counter top with a microwave, coffee pot, electric tea kettle and a sink. The space comes with a nice desk and space for shelves, filing cabinets, seating, etc. The walls on one whole side of the studio are completely blank for you to decorate in your style. The space faces the courtyard and gets tons of light during the day.
- Internet included
- Mailbox included
- Electricity, water and trash are included.
- Customizable space.
- Card key access
- Video cameras throughout
- Deadbolts on every space
- 24hr access in established Creative Building
- All basic utilities included (electricity, water, garbage)
- Cold water sink
- Operable window in each space
- Onsite Parking Garage
- Walking distance to 16th Street/Mission Bart
- Pet friendly
- Each space is wired for phone and internet
- Lobby with seating and community bulletin board on each floor
- Coffee shop on ground level
- Shared courtyard area
Requirements: Must have good references/credit. Deposit is $295, plus $35 deposit for keys and building entry card. Lease is on a month-to-month basis. Rent is due on the first of each month.
Ideally I would love to find another graphic designer/web designer, programmer, or event planner looking for a professional space to conduct business but am open to all business/hobbie types.
Call DeeDee at 415-828-1618 or email with questions or to set up an appointment to come check out the space.
Spring Into Natural Health: A hands-on workshop with Kiki Of Kiki’s Raw!
Sunday March 18th, 3-6pm
Would you like to…have more energy, lose weight, detox your body and prevent disease?
Then this 3 hour intro class may be what you’ve been looking for. This is a hands on class where you will learn to prepare super easy and delicious raw/vegan/gluten-free nut milks, various pates, zucchini alFREEdo, and chocolate pudding! We will feast on what we create and if we are lucky enough to have leftovers you may go home with something too!