I don’t know about you, but each January when I’m contemplating my goals for the upcoming year, there’s one thing that’s always at or near the top of the list – to get more organized! Here is a roundup of high quality, made-to-last products made right here in the Bay that will not only help you get organized, but will beautify and simplify your life, and may even help preserve the environment.
From San Francisco’s Fire Road, the bent steel plate and wood Plane Wall Hooks are available in a range of configurations and wood/color combinations to enhance any décor (l). Stash your magazines, books and notebooks in the thick latigo leather, envelope shaped, Tasche Wall Pocket from San Rafael’s Alice Tacheny (r).
What better way to document and organize your thoughts than in these beautiful Softcover Notebooks from the East Bay’s Esselle (l). Plan your meals and know what produce is in season throughout the year with The Local Foods Wheel from the namesake San Francisco brand (r).
The Rustic Modern Woven Organizing Vessels from Oakland’s Woven Grey come in two sizes for storing essentials such as kitchen utensils, office supplies, and makeup brushes (l). From San Francisco and Sausalito’s Heath Ceramics, the multi-functional Container with Wooden Lid can be used in the kitchen to store sea salt, the bathroom to hold toiletries, or on the tabletop for serving condiments (r).
Two beautiful, made in San Francisco solutions for dropping your keys, jewelry, and odds and ends are the leather Valet Tray from Billie Marie Goods (l) and the tightly coiled and stitched rope Ringed Dish from MoKun (r).
Show off your favorite books with these colorful powder coated Scrap Architectural Steel Bookends – available in a selection of colors and shapes – by San Francisco’s Hannah Beatrice Quinn (l). Finding the perfect LP to fit the mood will be so much easier with Record Dividers by San Francisco’s Koeppel Design, with options to organize your collection alphabetically, or by genre, decade, or experience (r).
The Eva Signature Market & Picnic Tote from San Francisco’s Millie Lottie is ideal for trips to the shop, farmers market, or a picnic. Comes in two size options in black or white canvas with a leather handle and a removable cutting board (l). Carry your cash and essentials in style with the Pouch 12 Matte Wallet in charcoal leather with a natural leather wristlet and antique brass hardware, by San Francisco’s Molly M Designs (r).
Simplify your coffee making routine, and do your part to save the environment, with reusable organic cotton Ebb Filters from Oakland’s GDS Cloth Goods, available in #2, #4, Chemex, and V60 sizes (l). From Oakland’s Yvonne Mouser, the Step/Bucket Stool is the smallest of the four versions from the Bucket Stool Collection with bent wood handles. Can be used as a low stool for doing household tasks or taking a break, or as a step stool for reaching top shelves. Carry it out to the barn and use it as a milking stool for fresh milk to go with your Ebb Filtered coffee (r).
The Orkney Linen Bread Bag from San Rafael’s Rough Linen keeps your bread fresh tasting and looking, and is available in natural, off-white, black, or charcoal linen in sizes for round or longer loaves (l). From San Francisco’s Aplat, the organic cotton, origami designed Poche bags come in a variety of sizes and are made to keep food fresh longer. Say no to plastic and toxic elastic, and yes to zero-waste living (r).