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News, The Snitch Sharper Image Files for Chapter 11

Sharper Image Files for Chapter 11

Today's Chronicle reports that the Sharper Image, hawker of high-end novelty electronics, has filed for bankruptcy. The company's trouble began in 2002 with the Ionic Breeze air purifier, which was supposed to reduce airborne particles. The purifier should have…
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News, Feature Richard Thalheimer, Founder of Sharper Image, Talks for the First Time About His Ouster

Richard Thalheimer, Founder of Sharper Image, Talks for the First Time About His Ouster

Throughout Richard Thalheimer's sprawling Pacific Heights home are quirky artifacts from happier days when he still ran The Sharper Image. There's Alfred the Butler, once a popular catalog item, holding a silver tray filled with chocolate mints in the foyer.…
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