• Harvest & Mill: Grown and Sewn in the USA

    Natalie Patricia of the Berkeley clothing brand on their sustainable model and holistic approach to fixing the fashion industry.

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  • Karie La Mountain of Cayson Designs on the Importance of Crafting a Community

    The folks at Wescover chat with the president of the bespoke restaurant uniform makers.

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  • Photo Story: A Day at Stinson Beach with Aesop Wines

    Exploring the California coast with friends.

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  • The Dance of Relationship Between People and Plants

    Sunali Sikand and Quinn LeFae of Healthy High Elixirs discuss plant magic through the lens of romance - exploring the alchemy of plants, people and other peculiarities that potentize medicine.

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  • Workspace: Hannah Beatrice Quinn in San Francisco

    A visit to the studio and workshop of the artist, designer, and maker of handcrafted functional objects.

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Maker Spotlight

Susan R. Kirshenbaum, Cherry Pits Art

Susan R. Kirshenbaum, Cherry Pits Art

San Francisco

Susan R. Kirshenbaum is a San Francisco-based figurative artist whose expressive, gestural work reflects a fresh, contemporary perspective on the female form that captures a moment and reflects an intimacy with her subjects. In addition to her fine art prints on paper, metal, and fabric, Susan also uses her original art to create limited edition paper and textile products.

Kirshenbaum grew up in a family of visual artists who started an art school, the Ivy School of Professional Art, in Pittsburgh, PA where she studied and worked throughout her life. Her works have been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and are in collections nationally and internationally.

Journal

Interview

Kate Koeppel on Music, Collectors, Collections, and Bringing Order and Purpose to Our Obsessions

DJ Tracy Parker chats with the San Francisco designer behind Koeppel Design.

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Playlist

Making by the Bay: BAM Playlist Vol. 2

A compilation of songs about making, makers, and machines.

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Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade: Part 2

Makers show-and-tell their favorite tool.

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Recipe

Summer Peach and Mint Salad Recipe from Sylvia Charles of Just Date Syrup

For those Summer days when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

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Good Business

Jewelry Designer Sharon Zimmerman on Why Become a Certified Green Business and How To Do It

Inspiration and information from the San Francisco designer behind Sharon Z Jewelry.

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Recipe

Alana Rivera of Etta + Billie Shares Her DIY Summer Face Mask Recipe

An easy all-natural recipe from a San Francisco soap maven.

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Upcoming Event

Where Craft Meets Innovation

Where Craft Meets Innovation

A Market & Showcase

Bay Area Made member Concreteworks will open the doors once again to their spectacular 85,000sf facility in a former steel factory on the waterfront in Alameda. In this truly unique setting, lovers of craft, design and locally made products will have the opportunity to experience their innovative designs in concrete, and shop from over forty Bay Area Made makers of apparel, accessories, body, home, garden, food, and beverage products.

Saturday, September 28
11am – 5pm

The Mix

Great Outdoors

  • Timbuk2
    Timbuk2
  • Juniper Ridge
    Juniper Ridge
  • Rough Linen
    Rough Linen
  • YOLOTLI
    YOLOTLI
  • Alamere Designs
    Alamere Designs
    ...

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