We're always hearing about how Oakland is the Brooklyn of the West - lots of creative folks, cheaper rent, more space - but we haven't actually explored it enough to concur. Now that we've checked out this insider's design guide to the city, though, we have a feeling we'll have to remedy that soon.
Leah from More Ways to Waste Time has compiled a great source of all things Oakland for a guest post on Decor8. From artists and designers to stores and landmarks, she's included a little bit of everything without it feeling overwhelming, which is perfect for those of us looking for a good introduction to the city. But we'd urge those of you who are more familiar with the area to check it out, too, and please share if you've got anything to add.