Vintage cocktail glasses, vintage bar ware By Russel Wright and other Danish and mid century modern desingers

Happy Hour!

Add fresh color to your cocktails! We've scoured the markets to bring you a treasure of 1950s barware. Be a modernist mixologist with a frothy gin fizz, champagne margarita or a twisted mezcal sipper.

Curated by Design

The Poet and/the Bench edit of emerging and independent designers and artists reflects our passion for discovery and a considered fascination with narrative, taste and a devotion to craft.

Shop our curation. We feature more than 50 artists and designers across jewelry, home goods, fine art and apothecary goods. These are often bespoke, 1-of-a-kind, limited edition or small batch collections. A majority of our artists are from the San Francisco Bay Area, most are women, and a good selection of our artists are Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC); Latinx; AAPI (Asian and Pacific Islander); and LGBTQ artists.

A community hub–where art, design, objects and conversation mingle.

About Our Name

Jeffrey’s vintage jewelry bench is a powerfully present icon of his craft and our symbol of all makers’ tools for creating: the painter’s canvas, the textile designer’s loom, the potter’s wheel, the materials that become things…

Our mission—narrative’s ability to connect through thoughtful investigations of craft, subjects and inspirations—is the poetry, and about people and the appreciation of beauty.

Poet and/the Bench is our platform—online and at our flagship store in Mill Valley, CA—to introduce emerging and independent artists, muses and discoveries, and give them a voice. And for you to be linked to stories in a way that makes it all more personal.

Jeffrey’s vintage jewelry bench is a powerfully present icon of his craft and our symbol of all makers’ tools for creating: the painter’s canvas, the textile designer’s loom, the potter’s wheel, the materials that become things

Visit our Shop!

Ecommerce
Always Open

Flagship Hours
Monday, Wednesday-Thursday 10:30am-5:00pm
Friday-Saturday 10:30am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
Closed Tuesdays

(curbside pick-up & virtual curation remain available)

11 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-569-4383

Julems Ceramics unique handmade stoneware pottery by designer maker Judith Lemmens. Thrown on a potters wheel and hand decorated piece by piece in Mill Valley, CA and Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Julems In Person!

JULEMS AT POET AND/THE BENCH
In town from Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Saturday July 30
2-5pm
11 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley

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