hey, happy friday! leslie from spotted sf here and though the work week is ending for most, i wanted to fill you in on some exciting things happening here in san francisco. perhaps something to think about when you’re clocking back in on monday. it’s a brand new way to work on-the-go and it’s called mod. with a location already in phoenix (and future plans for more cities), the new headquarter space featured here just opened in sf’s mission district. and i’m extending an invite to all to come by and visit.
what is mod? it’s an elevated co-working experience that is more than a beautiful space, but also provides concierge services, meals that keep you sustained and energized, and other wellness amenities that help you stay productive throughout the day. like plenty of fresh plants, 10-min meditation sessions, yoga and even a standing shared desk in the middle. it is all about hospitality and convenience here and that happens the moment you walk through the doors. a concierge will be there to personally greet you and help throughout your visit.
co-working space at mod is available by the hour or day and as a monthly membership. meeting spaces can be booked by the hour, and rooms or the entire venue can be reserved for group off sites, workshops and events as well. makers fairs and weddings even!
one of my many favorite things about working at mod: the app. once you become a member, you will provide a credit card to be registered into the system and can download the mobile app. when you are within range of mod, you will use it to “check-in” and “open the front door”. the concierge will be on-hand throughout your stay and you can order food or request services either in-person or through your device. forgot your charger, need a package shipped, perhaps a shot of espresso??? they’ve got you covered. at the end of your visit you will “check-out” through your device and you will find a receipt of your expenses for the day.
and let’s talk about the food. no need to run out to grab a bite. again convenience and things that will enable you to stay focused, energized and satisfied are key here. the menu at mod changes weekly and is carefully crafted by a chef with these factors + a healthy lifestyle in mind.
mod is part of a larger project called the archery, which will include studios for artists and makers, a prototyping shop with power tools and machines, a commercial kitchen, photography space, and the new front cafe and roastery.
• all photography by leslie santarina.
hardly a skip, hop, and a jump from california — guadalajara, mexico is upping its design game. hueso, the all white destination for design and good eats is a perfect example. the minimally rustic vibe is just the spot to hide away from the heat, and sip a paloma or two. we suggest dress that will blend right in (just don’t spill your salsa) — an all white look of course, with some geometric play to save the day. and for our read this there: gabriel garcia marquez’s one hundred years of solitude. it’s sure to enlighten and brighten.
~ michaela d’artois, vérité published.
wear this there: zara white jumpsuit; front row shop net panel longline jacket; lulu frost alesia earrings; read gabriel garcia marquez’s one hundred years of solitude; credo beauty ilia illuminator; gomay wood cuff from anthropologie; baggu natural grid canvas sling; and pixie market jeffrey campbell whimsy sandals.
• hueso photos via yatzer.
adventuring with another SF girl relocated to L.A. today — these snapshots of vérité published’s favorite spots in northeast L.A. make you want to play hooky, and hit these seriously snap-able locales. looking for the best spots to grab that good brew, or hearty, healthy bowl? ostrich farm, and eightfold coffee are a few must-visits. see the full travel guide here.
• all photos by ashley batz.
i found some new and noteworthy items this week that honestly i could scoop up in a heartbeat. and i mean all of them! i seem to be on a blush-colored bender lately and this time around i’m still feelin’ the blush love. it all started with this Hans-Agne Jakobsson lighting fixture — can you imagine having that pink fringe in your life? i most certainly can. here’s some other lovelies you might like to have in your life.
5. how cute is this mini pink refrigerator by igloo for urban outfitters?
6. some lovely petal multi-use floral-infused body oil from urban outfitters; 7. Daruma Toilet Paper by Yonagadou, printed with the lucky Daruma doll, a traditional Japanese symbol that keeps you focused on your goals from nalata/nalata; 8. one very adorable bino mini pink trash can at urban outfitters.
9. i just adore this unique a-frame storage rack from schoolhouse electric.
10. we all need this hamsa incense holder from free people in our lives; 11. bend good’s copper wire basket from woonwinkle is extra chic; 12. and love the sentiment behind the ace hotel’s change is good leather tray.
every once in a while i stumble onto tumblr pages belonging to artists, designers, and photographers and always find it so interesting to see what inspires them. this was orla kiely’s tumblr i posted a while back, and i thought it might make a fun regular post to peek inside the inspiring minds of talented artists via their tumblr. so this week we’re visiting the tumblr page of bay area fashion designer erica tanov, known for her very chic, serene and bohemian vibe, and the extremely beautiful clothes she makes with that same ideal in mind.