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Melanie Abrantes On Home, Woodwork, and Evergreen Sustainability

From planters to plates, Melanie Abrantes creates handcrafted, modern, and unique everyday household objects. Based in Oakland, CA, each design is created responsibly with local materials and sustainability in mind. This year, Melanie’s Designs is celebrating 5 years of creating high quality products so we caught up with Melanie to talk to her about how […]

SAW Re;Interpreted Drops Hyper Recycled Pants in Oakland

The design atelier behind the highly coveted jackets have just launched pants—and we’re obsessed. And in line with the brand’s ethos: this pants drop is all sourced and recycled from the Laney Flea market. Breathing new life into pants well within their second, third, and even fourth lifecycles. And often these jeans would never see […]

The Business of Quality: Bells & Becks on Functional Art

“I love shoes” says Tamar Miller, founder of Bells & Becks, who had been unhappy with the state of footwear both in business and in design. Why would people undervalue themselves and their shoes? One reason: quality. No one is willing to pay for quality nowadays. American consumers are used to buying fast, wearing long, […]

Shop Talk: DOPP Opens A Gorgeous “Soda Shoe Parlor” in Downtown Berkeley

From the mind of founder and designer, Shayla Dopp, her shoes were meant for walking. Opening up a turquoise shoe box in itself, DOPP has (in our opinion) changed the Bay Area shoe game. The new space reflects Santa Cruz-native Shayla’s overflowing creative mind and the functionality of having her own space. Born from the […]

Jenni Riccetti, Project Runway Alum and SF Designer That Sews For Everyday People Not Just The Glamorous Ones

Every season, we take a peek at the participants of Project Runway, hoping to see some talented folks representing the Bay Area. Last year, during Season 15, 23-year-old Jenni Riccetti was one of two fashion designers from San Francisco who competed on the design challenge television show (the other was Alex Snyder). Out of 16 […]

Inside the Studio: Eden Slezin Reimagines Design

When designing his collection, Eden Slezin sought inspiration from his “life and loves.” For him, that meant an old-school military influence, a working class upbringing, and a sustainability pulled from his work as a backpacking guide in the Grand Canyon. The result? A denim-heavy, utilitarian line that demands the attention of any room. That’s exactly […]

Style’d SF: Kamryn Dame Is Any Chic Style Mavens Friend

// Make sure to shop the collection here and ogle at the other gorgeous pieces of hardware. Written by Anthony Rogers, photographs by Ashley Batz and jewelry by Nazy Fotoohi — Meet the makers you didn’t know you needed to meet. Also, subscribe to our newsletter and never miss the best.

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