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 40 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 BIPOC.

Hang a symbol of fertility and love. It's called "Still Life with Pomegranate" and the pops of color add modernity to any room. And it will warm your heart.

Also shown with Laura's Corollary and Stark Flower with Pods in 2nd image.

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!

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Always Open

Flagship Open
Mon & Wed By Appointment
Thurs - Sat 10:30am-5:00pm
Sun 11:00am-4:00pm
Closed Tuesday

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

Botanical Perfume FAQ

Botanical Perfume FAQ

With our No. 11 Botanical Perfume Oil launched, we wanted to dive a bit deeper into the details of designer and perfumer Manuela's craft. Gain additional texture on her process, and the beauty that plant-based parfum imparts on our senses and our souls. 
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Conversations with an Artist: S+M Fragrances

Conversations with an Artist: S+M Fragrances

Sense + Memories Fragrances by Manuela King explore the harmonious connection to nature and our own nature. Together we collaborated on a handcrafted botanical perfume oil, No. 11, an otherworldly gender inclusive scent to ground you in the moment and transport you to magic.
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Mixtape Volume 3: Home / Dance Melt 2020

Mixtape Volume 3: Home / Dance Melt 2020

Take a moment, or actually an hour, ten minutes and 21 seconds. This is Volume 03: Home / Dance Melt 2020. Make some space. Experience the transport, wherever that takes you with these hand-picked gems that'll be hard to deny on your living room floor!
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