Fred Lyon – Yesterday’s San Francisco

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After the war, there was a particular spirit in the air of San Francisco. The energy was bright, and visitors and residents could again enjoy what was limited during World War II. Photographer Fred Lyon saw the uplifting culture through the fog and twinkling lights, capturing an entire era of San Francisco through his camera lens. Lyon was inspired by the true hustle and bustle of the city. His work depicts the construction of the bay’s bridges, the cable car rush, the nightlife of the north beach, and the morning’s catch of the Pacific ocean at fisherman’s wharf.  It is refreshing to see that not much has changed in the city; the cable cars still run daily, the bridges still provide employment, and the unique European culture is seen in this American city still holds true. San Francisco is a city of prosperity, culture, happiness, and love in any era.

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More of Fred Lyons photography can be viewed in the recently released book, San Francisco: Portrait of a City 1940-1960.

Images courtesy of My Modern Met.

Ms. Jacqueline P.

Founder, Interior Designer, and Blogger

Recently featured in Design Milk, Luxe Interior and Design, Business Insider, and 7×7, Jacqueline Palmer is a young, multi-creative entrepreneur redefining design and style. Combining an interior design service and a lifestyle brand, she is captivating audiences around the world, and intriguing the evolving industry.

Jacqueline began her artistic career in Santa Cruz, California as a painter, photographer, dancer, singer, and model, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a profession in design at the Academy of Art University. During her studies, she styled brand visuals for Williams-Sonoma Inc. while designing at an interiors firm and nannying, working three part-time jobs while enrolled in full-time courses. She also spent a summer abroad in Italy studying art history and architecture where she found a passion for European aesthetic. Upon graduating with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design, she joined Kendall Wilkinson Design creating high-end custom homes and furniture for private clients. Exhausted of exclusively designing interiors at a traditional firm, Jacqueline launched A Design Lifestyle, to showcase her range of creative abilities and explore multiple design outlets. Her contemporary-eclectic design style can be seen in Bay Area and New York City homes and offices of tech and finance executives.

Aside from her growing interior design business, Jacqueline also works in styling, fashion, production, events, travel, and tech. She has also been featured as a host for a home decor video series. In her spare time, Jacqueline volunteers for non-profits in San Francisco and Tanzania

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