Many of our friends and family have been effected by the incredible destruction Hurricane Sandy has placed on the East Coast. In support of the many people who have experienced loss of shelter and personal items, Upper Playground has teamed up once again with Fashion Delivers to send over $150,000 of UP clothing to families and residents in need. We couldnt believe how much our contributions with Fashion Delivers helped make a difference during Katrina and the Haiti earthquake, and we wanted to help in any way we could with our friends on the East Coast.
We hope that everyone can take a chance to visit FashionDelivers.org to see what you can do to help.
Fashion Delivers battles the effects of poverty and natural disaster by supporting hundreds of community-based social service agencies throughout the U.S. and around the world. FD has distributed over $100 million of mens and womens clothing and home furnishings since founded in 2005, providing a vital service to agency partners and the people they support.
The San Francisco Heritage Preservation Society in conjunction with the California Historical Society presents the first edition of Barbary Coasters. Culled from a fine assortment of nineteenth century liquor and medicinal advertisements, the four-coaster set pays tribute to the debaucherous era of San Franciscos Barbary Coast. During Californias Gold Rush, this notorious nine-block section of town was known for rowdy inebriates, shanghaiing criminals, snake oil salesmen, and scandalous ladies of the night.
The Barbary Coasters have been created in honor of CAHSs annual Historic Libations Event, which celebrates turn of the century cocktail making in San Francisco. Each set is handmade in America and includes four antique-tile cork-backed coasters. Only 25 sets made.
Historic Libations 2012: Annual Holiday Party
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The California Historical Society was founded in 1871 in San Francisco with the goal of preserving and exhibiting Californias rich history and culture. It features a museum and library both open to the public.
Upper Playground has teamed up with one of the most respected and legendary graffiti artists ever, MQ, for a 3-part, limited print-run sticker zine sticker series. The San Francisco Edition Sticker Zine is the first installment, printed in a limited run of 100 zines. The zine features so of the many iconic MQ tags and pieces put up through SF over the past few decades. Buy it here.
Make sure to check out the LA and NY editions, coming soon.