In Marin / CURRENTS
1Off the Rails We all love looking at the
iconic Golden Gate Bridge, and we
wanted to remind you that you can
bring a piece of it home with you.
Golden Gate Design and Furniture
Co. creates tables, headboards and
more from portions of the original
1930s pedestrian handrail, which
was updated in 1993. goldengate
2See the Light Mill Valley’s Michelle
Bevilacqua and Robert Alan Clink
of Revelation frequent auctions
across the country and antique
shops around the world in search
of unique finds, which are either
refurbished completely (Clink
crafts lighting fixtures from found
objects) or simply cleaned up and
curated for a more modern space.
3Fire Sale What happens when you put
decommissioned fire hoses from
U. S. fire departments in the hands
of East Bay designers and artisans? The answer is some seriously
cool stuff. Oxgut Hose Company
offers courageous designs — from
wallets to lounge chairs — all
crafted from this unique and
The New Year presents a chance for reformation. That same journey to renewal serves as
In With the Old
inspiration for these three Bay Area businesses. C.V. P.
the Big Day
Erica Tanamachi of Fairfax has
been making documentaries —
primarily within the nonprofit
sector — for more than 10
years. But this year, Tanamachi
decided to take her passion for
capturing and sharing life to a
different arena with what she
terms wedding documentaries.
“I’m hooked,” says the
filmmaker of her new venture.
“The love, the life, the human
connection — a wedding is truly
a magnificent story to tell.” Here
are Tanamachi’s top five tips for
creating a meaningful wedding
1 INTERVIEW THE COUPLE TOGETHER
These sound bites are the highlights of the
film. Without the interviews, you may feel
you are simply making an ethnographic
film about a wedding.
2 CAPTURE FAMILY STORIES In the
end, a wedding video should transcend the
wedding and truly showcase the love of the
family surrounding the couple.
3 BE PRESENT FOR INTIMATE
MOMENTS BETWEEN THE COUPLE,
FRIENDS AND FAMILY Try to be a fly on the
wall and grab moments of the couple hugging, dancing, kissing, loving and just being
with each other and with family and friends.
4 CAPTURE THE CEREMONY The ceremony speaks volumes about the couple
and is truly the backbone of the film.
5 KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE It is important to know and understand the client
before engaging in any deep conversation
of the film. This is the power of film — and
in my opinion, the world cannot have
enough powerful films about love.
IN BLOOM For a tropical twist on the classic bouquet,
keep it local with High Camp
Supply. The company, launched
by Susan Hanson and Margaret
Wells of Belvedere and recently
touted as an Oprah favorite, provides locally sourced gardenias
that are available for overnight
or same-day delivery. Bonus:
the blooms arrive fresh in a
lovely, water-resistant gift box.
highcampsupply.com C.V. P.