Sunday, March 1, 2015

Today at BIG SALE: Fortunes, Bargains and Exchanges!

Here’s what’s in store today at BIG SALE, a one-day event this Sunday, organized by San Francisco-based KIDmob. Family fun for all ages!

FORTUNE FACILITATOR. A magical psychic guides our customers through spiritually assisted problem solving using KIDmob's design process: The Wildcard, Define Challenge, Critical Observation, Implement, Build Skills, Develop Ideas, Evaluate, Communicate

LIFE GIVES YOU IDEAS. Life gives you lemons, what do you do with that? Come up with inventive ideas at our 'lemonade stand,’ where customers can purchase lemonade by paying with an invention involving a lemon.


THE FUN SALE - What's fun? BALLOONS! What is even more fun? SAN FRANCISCO! At our Fun Sale, customers can purchase balloons by contributing an idea towards how to make the immediate area (around StoreFrontLab) more fun, or by contributing an idea towards how to make San Francisco more fun. In a 'buy 2 get 1 free format', customers can contribute ideas at both scales and receive a balloon!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Upcoming Activities for Everyone

StoreFrontLab has a bunch of family-friendly activities coming up in the next few weeks, so rally your kids, friends, and neighbors and come on down.



Big Sale
Sunday, March 1, 2015
9AM - 4PM RSVP

StoreFrontLab invites you to Big Sale, a one-day event on Sunday, organized by San Francisco-based KIDmob. Big Sale welcomes streetgoers of all ages to participate in a series of purposefully vague and mysterious transactions that adapt the familiar language of commercial advertising and consumer desire. KIDmob has reimagined this framework as a cashless transaction market that builds community, tests social and interaction-based art and designs through the exchange of not-your-average, store-bought goods.

With an eye towards celebrating all of the things that life characteristically provides free of charge through the context of clearance, Big Sale asks participants to engage in an atypical commerce, the kind where "the deal" is a shared glance or a new skill, and "buy three to get one free" is a waltz with a stranger or exchange of ideas and advice.




KIDmob is a mobile, kid-integrated design firm that believes design education is an opportunity for creative engagement and community empowerment. The Bay Area-based, fiscally sponsored not-for-profit brings an innovative approach in design thinking to local communities and schools around the world.

KIDmob workshops facilitate partner organizations in devising imaginative solutions for their community, by their community, to foster long-term local stewardship.



Upcoming Events with the Society of Submerged Culture:


Underwater Film Festival
Saturdays, February 28 and March 14
During open hours, 12-4PM
Including works by Jacques Cousteau, Jean Painlevé, and Irwin Allen.

The Submerged History and Secrets of Lands End

Monday, March 2, 6-9PM Registration recommended, just a few spots left!
Local historians and writers John Martini, Paul Judge, and Sierra Hartman discuss the shipwrecks, the tunnels and the Victorian-era endeavors of Adolph Sutro, which lie beneath and scattered among the rocky cliffs of Lands End. Moderated by Lauren Hartman.


General Hours
Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4PM
February 21-March 21

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Society of Submerged Culture:
Opening February 20

From MessyNessyRemains of an Underwater Habitat






StoreFrontLab is pleased to present The Society of Submerged Culture, a project by Bay Area artist Lauren Hartman. The Society reveals the many layers of San Francisco's undersea history, ranging from sunken ships under the financial district to a coastline dotted with shipwrecks. StoreFrontLab serves as the Society headquarters offering maps, nautical instruments, an archive of artifacts, a library of submerged literature, and a variety of programs.

The Society of Submerged Culture is a membership-based organization striving to shine light on archeological discovery, catalog layers of history of San Francisco and its coastline, and archive its artifacts. Through programs and events, the Society brings together historians, explorers, archeologists, swimmers, artists, underwater enthusiasts, and sailors, to uncover and collect the stories and artifacts of our surroundings. 


Membership and programs are open and free to all who are dedicated to the advancement, research, and education of submerged culture.

Opening Reception

>> Friday, February 20, 2015, 6:30-9PM RSVP
Be among the first to explore the Society's library of submerged literature, archive of artifacts, and underwater viewing area.

Underwater Film Festival

>> Saturdays, February 21, 28 and March 14
During open hours, 12-4PM
Including works by Jacques Cousteau, Jean Painlevé, and Irwin Allen.

The Submerged History and Secrets of Lands End

>> Monday, March 2, 6-9PM Registration recommended
Local historians and writers John Martini, Paul Judge, and Sierra Hartman discuss the shipwrecks, the tunnels and the Victorian-era endeavors of Adolph Sutro, which lie beneath and scattered among the rocky cliffs of Lands End. Moderated by Lauren Hartman.

Explorer Kit Drop-in Workshop

>> Saturday, March 7
During open hours, 12-4PM RSVP
Stop by and make a specialized kit for your urban and coastal exploration.

Creating Artifacts Drop-in Workshop
and Closing Reception

>> Saturday, March 21, 12-4pm RSVP
Come sculpt, paint, and craft your own artifact while commiserating with fellow society members. This workshop and reception will explore how artifacts create dialogue with the past. Supplies provided.

General Hours

>> Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4PM
February 21-March 21

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Imagination Club +
SUP Southeast Asian Pop Up


The Imagination Club
+ SUP Southeast Asian Pop Up
Saturday January 24, 6-9pm
StoreFrontLab
337 Shotwell Street, San Francisco

Please join us this Saturday at StoreFrontLab for a musical event performed under the billowing fibers of Give. Artists Bird Feliciano and Juliana Raimondi present an evening of music by The Imagination Club with food by SUP Southeast Asian Pop Up.

RSVP