Conversations with an Artist: Esther Sullivan

Conversations with an Artist: Esther Sullivan

We met Esther and were enamored with her metal work–the combination of 14k and 18k gold with oxidized silver and reticulation, hammering and patina techniques. Each of Esther's jewelry pieces are individually made, giving them a one-of-a-kind feel. 
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The Art of Cannabis

The Art of Cannabis

This is an educational evening to help us understand and demystify cannabis—particularly the therapeutic benefits.

Our guide will be Alicia Rose, founder of HerbaBuena, a lifestyle cannabis company helping to define the new cannabis culture and to serve the needs and desires of health-conscious adults with products that capture the harmony and healing of whole plant intelligence.
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Conversations with an Artist: Kalla Mcguire of Küdd:krig

Conversations with an Artist: Kalla Mcguire of Küdd:krig

Kalla Mcguire is the founder and designer of Küdd:krig, a home goods label out of Long Beach, CA. We were attracted to the unique designs that capture the inspiration and aesthetics of the West Coast while also reminiscent of what we love about Scandinavian design. Come get cozy with these texturally cool, artfully made pieces!
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The Art of Caviar

The Art of Caviar

We are excited to announce our inaugural Poet and/the Bench salon series, The Art of… Our first gathering will be The Art of Caviar.
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Muses: Art + Community

Muses: Art + Community

We went to an ArtSpan panel on “Hyperlocal Art & Community: Collecting Art in the Bay Area.” Important issues were raised and we wanted to pass on some of the inspirations and a few on-topic new ones.
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Conversations with an Artist: Matthew Schildkret of Late Sunday Afternoon

Conversations with an Artist: Matthew Schildkret of Late Sunday Afternoon

Matthew Schildkret is the founder of Late Sunday Afternoon, his brand and retail store in Venice, CA. Matthew sews his line of scarves, ascots, pocket squares and bandanas from locally sourced dead-stock fabric; benefitting the planet and with limited edition styles, gets us all coveting each new launch. We love these yummy accessories and how Matthew and his team are a force for good in the world. We're happy to have discovered Late Sunday Afternoon.

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Conversations with an Artist: Maddalena Bearzi

Conversations with an Artist: Maddalena Bearzi

Maddalena Bearzi is a jewelry designer, scientist and author. We love that in Maddalena’s jewelry, you can see the influences of her work in the natural environment. Her textile jewelry and one-of-a-kind metal jewelry are organic, earthy, elegant and with that right bit of edge.
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Sarah Hanna_Calligraphy_Poet and the Bench

Celebrate Love & Happiness

Join us for live custom calligraphy Valentines with Sarah Hanna and shop new designers. Come play Saturday Feb 10, 1-4pm!
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Conversations with an Artist: Marja Germans Gard

Conversations with an Artist: Marja Germans Gard

Marja Germans Gard is the creator of the MGG Studio jewelry collection. She is a dynamic female founder, small business builder and a maker who has a passion for working with her hands. We love her streamlined silhouettes and constantly evolving and inspired collections. 
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Hello the Sun

Hello the Sun

Our new luxury tea will put a little sparkle in your morning. We spent months sourcing just the right ingredients and Jeffrey blended over 40 different recipes until we landed on a perfectly refreshing union of flavors.
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Conversations with an Artist: Moebe

Conversations with an Artist: Moebe

Moebe is the Scandinavian design brand of cabinetmaker Anders Thams and architects Nicholas Oldroyd and Martin D. Christensen. We found their objects in stores in and around Copenhagen and were coveting their clean, modern design. Serendipitously, we found ourselves at their showroom. We are thrilled to be one of the first US stores to carry them.
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Conversations with an Artist: Kaja Skytte

Conversations with an Artist: Kaja Skytte

We discovered Kaja Skytte and her studio when we were walking through the Vesterbro neighborhood of Copenhagen. The Galaxy Globe mobiles hanging in the window captured our attention with their modern, jewel-like elegance resembling small solar systems. Her Planteplaneter are based on a traditional Japanese technique and we loved the way they made the plants heroic in their suspension. We're excited to share Kaja's Galaxy Globes, Halos and Hangers.
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