January Top 13: Upgrade Your 2015

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In honor of the brand new year, this month’s Top 13 focuses on upgrading your 2015 to ensure you have your best year yet. If you’re thinking about refining your skills and taking a class, searching for a stylish new backpack or just want to drink some damn good whisky – we’ve got you covered.

This very special edition of the Top 13 is brought to you by the men of Noise 13 – Happy New Year!


Upgrade Your Mood

Didn’t laugh enough in 2014? Start the year off right by going to SF Sketchfest as hundreds of comedians descend upon our city.



Upgrade Your Brain

Elevate Brain Training app was named Apple’s top iPhone app of the year for 2014.



Upgrade Your Cooking

Team Building + Cooking? Hands on Gourmet has got you covered.



Upgrade Your Headphones

Beats by Dre co-founder Steven Lamar is launching a new brand of lifestyle-oriented headphones called Roam.



Upgrade Your Art Skills

Not a student anymore? That’s ok, CCA offers extension classes ranging from illustration to interior design – add to your art arsenal.



Upgrade Your GIFs

Julien Douvier shows us 2015 is all about the more subtle “Cinemagraph.”



Upgrade Your Case

Customize your own Dodocase, made right here in San Francisco, using classic bookbinding techniques.



Upgrade Your Backpack

You love backpacks. You also don’t want to look like you’re in middle school. Check out this stylish leather backpack from Hard Graft.



Upgrade Your Workspace

If you spend a lot of time in an office like we do, get some inspiration and improve your office space.



Upgrade Your Imagination

Art Director and prolific book cover designer Peter Mendelsund dissects how words give rise to imagination while we read.



Upgrade Your Bike

Upgrade your bike with this matte black, single-speed carbon belt drive, 18 lbs… Droooool.



Upgrade Your Eyewear

If you’re in the market for new, stylish and affordable glasses, visit the newly opened Warby Parker store in Hayes Valley.



Upgrade Your Whisky

This Japanese single malt whisky was awarded Best Whisky in the World by Jim Murray, writer of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015.


Until next month!


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