Both business partners have deep roots in the East Bay food and drink scene. Moncada Konte has worked at Chez Panisse and tended bar at restaurants including Camino and Flora. Her father, Keba Konte, is the founder of Oakland’s Red Bay Coffee — a fast-growing company known for its candied yam lattes. Chen is Red Bay’s former chief operations officer and the owner of Piano Black Trade Co., an importer of organic Japanese matcha. … [Read more...] about An ambitious new Oakland liquor store is prioritizing BIPOC producers
At least computer upgrades used to take over a year. With smartphones, the interval between two upgrades has drastically reduced. OnePlus 8, for instance, was released in April 2020 with OnePlus 8 Pro, but the lockdown led to the device reaching the offline market many months later. That said, we got our hands on the more recently-released OnePlus 8 Interstellar Glow edition, a unicorn-hued model. Three months later, the Chinese manufacturer released OnePlus Nord, a mid-range smartphone with some features of its flagship models. For about half the price of OnePlus 8, one could get OnePlus Nord, which is only slightly inferior to the former. Some OnePlus 8 owners must have felt as frustrated as the Bates customer when Nord released last month. … [Read more...] about OnePlus 8 review: No more the ‘flagship killer’
Most headlight are made of polycarbonate plastic. They are extremely hard and hold up well to harsh road conditions, which you want. But they don’t play well in the sun. Manufacturers coat them with a UV protective film but that doesn’t last forever. That haze that forms on the lens is oxidation. And if you catch it early, it can be removed with a lot of success. … [Read more...] about HAPPY HANDYMAN: Magic Clear Lens removes oxidation on headlights
Amazon and Simon Property Group have discussed converting former and current J.C. Penney and Sears locations, according to The Wall Street Journal, which cited unidentified sources. Dozens of locations for both stores are set to close after both chains filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the Journal noted, adding that Simon currently owns malls with 11 Sears and 63 Penney stores, according to May public filings. … [Read more...] about Amazon eyeing mall space for distribution centers: report
In a joint statement, they say that retail accessibility should be a democratic experience: “Imagine telling a group of people that they were not allowed into your retail space because you hadn’t thought it through in the design stage? Or because you simply forgot about them or didn’t consider their spending power? You’d feel pretty awful, and so would they.” They observed that, although many designers strategically position themselves as radical: “when a fashion audience is actually faced with the reality of physical difference, there is sometimes tendency to feel uncomfortable”.While the designers don’t believe luxury brands are actively disengaging disabled shoppers, they agree that more can be done and see e-commerce as having a wealth of applications for the disabled and able bodied alike: “This should be a conversation about inclusivity, after all.” … [Read more...] about Does fashion care about disabled people and the purple pound?