Anna Seva_Seva Design_Window Flowers_Poet and the Bench

Conversations with an Artist: Seva Floral

Anna Seva is Finnish-American so you know that we love her Scandi sense of minimalism right away! She's also a passionate truth-teller about the issues of the floral industry and aims to educate us all on how to be more sustainable and conscientious about the flowers we buy. So when Anna designed an installation for our El Paseo Lane facing window, we were excited to watch her choreograph the stunning result.
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Sarah Hanna Calligraphy Hand Lettering Quotes

Conversations with an Artist: Sarah Hanna

We met calligraphy artist and painter Sarah Hanna at an event and were captivated by her vivacious personality and supreme hand lettering talent. We've been bringing her into the shop ever since for live Valentines events, collaborations and to carry some of her paper and gift products. 

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Xula Organic Hemp CBD Formulas

Conversations with an Artist: Xula

Want to give CBD a try? Xula combines their own farmed hemp with craft batch herbal formulas to create energetically balanced blends.
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Conversations with an Artist: DJ Macoe Swett

Conversations with an Artist: DJ Macoe Swett

We were dancing at a club in a warehouse district of Los Angeles when we discovered Macoe. We love her range of chill grooves to energetic good vibes and excited to have collaborated for our music mix series, Emerge!
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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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Grace Estrada Paintings at Poet and the Bench

Conversations with an Artist: Grace Estrada

We're excited to bring a capsule collection of Grace Estrada's framed originals, painting reproductions and block prints to the shop. Her self-described "out there" art is narrative driven and quirky in all the best ways.
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Nico van Dongen Fine Art Photographer Concerning Trees

Conversations with an Artist: Nico van Dongen

Nico van Dongen's Tulipa Erotica photography series examined the sensual side of tulips–one of the most cultivated flowers in the world. His latest, Concerning Trees, is a photographic exploration of trees and vistas in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Each photograph is a combination of multiple exposures, layered as one image, producing evocative results.
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Natasha Garrett | Roam Vintage | Orfeo Jewelry

Conversations with an Artist: Natasha Zoe Garrett of Roam Vintage

We are honored to carry Natasha's Orfeo Jewelry from her Roam Vintage collection, as much because of her integrity, talent, and celebration of black and brown voices, as our multigenerational friendship with her family. 
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Marlon Regis_DJ Pelau_Music Mixtape

Conversations with an Artist: Marlon Regis - DJ Pelau

Playing music during COVID helped nurture us through the challenges and we figured we weren't alone. We wanted to celebrate how music brings us the feels and also brings us together. We collaborated with Marlon on a new Mixtape series, DJ Pelau x Poet and/the Bench.
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Cute Coffee Direct Trade, Delicious Single Origin Coffees Roasted To Order

Conversations with an Artist: Cute Coffee

Cute Coffee, now at Poet and/the Bench. With an ethos we can get behind, thus a new relationship began...
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Conversations with an Artist: Variance Objects

Conversations with an Artist: Variance Objects

Sublime jewelry line Variance Objects brings a dose of magical beauty to our shop. A trained architect, Nicole’s collection is edgy and elegant, inspired by rediscovery of ancient and antique jewelry. ⁠And a celebration of the finest rough gems and natural forms.
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Loren Lewis Cole Regal Arcus Dangling Hoops. Loren Lewis Cole jewelry at Poet and the Bench.

Conversations with an Artist: Loren Lewis Cole

Loren communicates though her jewelry something about where she’s from–not just culturally, but in a bigger sense of how she sees the world. She considers jewelry to contain many layers and levels; it’s an artifact of unparalleled complexity and mystery. 
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