SF Buzz: A New Mission Market, Levi's Secret Lab, & More

mainPhoto: Courtesy of Variance Objects.
As the adage goes, news travels fast. And, in a city as socially connected as S.F., "fast" doesn't even cut it – try lightning speed. That's why us local editors work 'round the clock to keep our eyes on the prize and ears to the ground, to bring forth the buzziest and freshest headlines in and around our city. This week, from a secret Levi’s laboratory to a cool new locavore market, here's everything you need to know.
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Start making some room in your jewelry boxes! Santa Cruz-based bips and bops line Variance Objects has launched a new lookbook full of lust-worthy bijous that’ll have you (literally) twinkling for the holidays. (Variance Objects)
Ever notice how you hardly follow any dudes on Pinterest? That might change in the future. CEO Ben Silbermann talked international expansion plans and attracting male users at Fast Company's annual Innovation Uncensored this past Wednesday. Find out all of his upcoming plans for the site, including, get ready for it — sponsored pins. Groan. (WWD)
Pssst — can you keep a secret? We can't, either. That’s why we’re mega impressed that Levi’s managed to open a clandestine lab in the city, all in the name of engineering pieces using scientific technology, including the Revel jean for women. (Racked)
Free People, our go-to brand for whipping up bohemian ensembles, chatted up R29's S.F. editor Angela Tafoya on Oakland vs. S.F., her spirit animal (hint: it’s adorable) and her favorite FP pieces — plus, snaps of her cozy-cute abode! (Free People)
Missionites, expect your hunger for locally-sourced fare to be satiated with the opening of Local Mission Market. It opened its doors this week, meaning you can get your hands on the goods (sourced no more than 90 miles away) — right this second! (Eater)
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In need of a little adventure? Don’t we all! Luckily, there’s a (free) app for that, and it just launched this week. Download Mosey to plan a four-hour block of time in any city, from our very own Mission district all the way to far-flung Milan. We sense plenty of Instagram opps to come out of these escapades. (Mosey)
We love us a shiny-new makeover, even digital ones. That's why we're falling over for Fiat Lux’s online redesign. So, now it's easier — and even prettier — to shop its selection of handmade curios. Bookmark this one under "holiday wants." (Fiat Lux)
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