Posts tagged Vintage
oaktownman finally got around to strolling Piedmont Avenue during their new monthly Third Thursday Art Walk. Wow this was fun. Piedmont Ave is already one of the nicest shopping experiences in Oakland with endless unique boutiques and eateries to visit. Now a handful of businesses are staying open till 9pm More >
Lonely looming over the Grand Avenue side of Lake Merritt, the Bellevue-Staten Building is a gem of Oakland architecture. Yes, it’s THAT building. Built in 1929 by famed architect Herman Carl Baumann, it is a distinct and extra elegant example of the art deco style of the time, with More >
Every March this enormous Jingletown warehouse becomes the site of the shopping frenzy known as the White Elephant Sale. Produced by the Oakland Museum Women’s Board since 1959, the proceeds of the sale completely benefits Oakland’s biggest art museum. oaktownman just attended for the first time, thanks to a suggestion by More >
Most of the month, the old runways of the former Naval Air Station in Alameda are a desolate stretch of bird sanctuary where the endangered California Lease Terns can thrive in their semi-traditional environment.
But every first Sunday, an amazing phenomenon takes place. From practically nothing, an outdoor marketplace is built housing More >
This past weekend, oaktownman heard from a little bird about the grand opening soiree for a new shop on Piedmont Avenue. A welcome addition, The Rare Bird exemplifies Oakland’s new craft movement, showcasing vintage, re-fashioned, and hand-fashioned art, jewelry, clothing, gift items and more.