S.F. Buzz: Erica Tanov's Gorgeous Pad, Umami Mart Expanding, & More!

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Another week in the rearview mirror, guys — and we think a back pat is in order. Seriously, if your week was as crazed as ours, you’re probably reading this with a large glass of Pinot Noir in hand (hey, no judgment). So, to help bring you the latest happenings around the city and catch you up in a snap, here are the top five news bits you must know, right now. Cheers!
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We never tire of ogling Eric Tanov’s color-infused designs. Well, Martha Stewart Living shares the sentiment, and followed the East Bay style maven to her abode for a peek at her vivid Berkeley pad. (Martha Stewart Living)
If you’ve ventured to East Bay Japanese home goods store, Umami Mart, you know just how exciting this next piece of news is: Owners Kayoko Akabori and Yoko Kumano are expanding and opening U-Mart, an Asian convenient store selling everything from snacks to magazines. The new space will be a shop-within-a-shop, nestled right inside the boutique’s back area. (Inside Scoop)
If you’re one of those people that needs your Eater fix on the go — listen up. The restaurant-focused site has just released a new app that is sure to feed your mobile-slash-foodie curiosities. Currently, the Eater 38 list and Heatmap are on the grid, with more features coming soon. (SF Weekly)
Remember when we gave you the 411 on Ashton Kutcher-founded t-shirt site, Pickwick and Weller? Well, the e-tailer has shifted gears a bit and is bringing its online presence off the screen. The brand has opened a Tee Studio, IRL! So, get your custom-fitted comfys, stat. (Pickwick And Weller)
It was a sad day when Adobe Books had to close up shop so Liz Claiborne’s line Jack Spade could get comfy in its digs. Well, leave it to the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association to make sure things don’t simmer down without a fight, as they are actively petitioning against the shop opening. We can't wait to see how things unfold. (Uptown Almanac)
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Photo: Via Leslie Williamson/Martha Stewart Living
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