Fifth Green and Gorgeous Gala San Francisco Style

December 10, 2009 by  
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Sometimes San Francisco feels a little Los Angeles or New York especially considering the tall, smartly dressed model-esque crowd that packed the W hotel for the 5th annual Gorgeous & Green fashion show. New York and LA may have a slender leg up on SF as far as model runway shows but SF keeps the other cities and a well dressed arms length with the overall greenness of the event. Upon entering the festivities, my friend and I couldn’t help but notice the tall talent circulating through the upstairs rooms.

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Fifth Green and Gorgeous Gala San Francisco Style

Make a Gift Bow Out of Scrap Paper

December 10, 2009 by  
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I found this fabulous tutorial on how to make a large gift bow out of any paper you have on hand: magazines, scrap paper, pretty scrapbook paper, even old junkmail or maps. The tutorial is from the talented crafter Jessica Jones and if you don’t follow her blog you should: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com Here’s some more info about the bow making process.

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Gossamer Teases More Energy from Thin Film Solar

December 10, 2009 by  
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Gossamer Space Frames has introduced two new concentrated solar power technologies that marry low tech components and off-the-shelf elements with high tech thin film solar panels to yield a system that costs less, can be installed more quickly, and collects solar energy more efficiently. While much of the solar industry has focused on improving the efficiency of solar panels themselves, companies like Gossamer are demonstrating that the cost-effectiveness of a solar array also depends on the infrastructure that supports those panels.  Gossamer uses a more sustainable , simple design approach to cut costs and improve efficiencies.  The two new patent-pending technologies, SunLock and Minitruss , join Gossamer’s roster of solar array installation systems which also includes the patented Coaxial Joint System and patented Organic Connector .

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