Tag Archives: San Francisco Bay Area

Places We Love: Concreteworks

By Danielle Sabalvaro. Just add water, and you’ve got a material that’s adaptable, beautiful, and sustainable–a winning combination for an age-old material. From bathtubs to bar lounges, the Oakland, California-based Concreteworks is known for thinking big and changing how people … Continue reading

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Melissa Fleis: Crafting Black Magic

Melissa's necklace

By Natalie Powell. An antique rifle hangs over the fireplace; leather swatches and a skull candle lie on the kitchen table; bright white walls set off black kitchen accents and a red tea kettle; black fabric hangs on a dress-form … Continue reading

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The Big Picture: THE NWBLK

Inside The NWBLK

By Regina Connell. Let’s say you’re a brick and mortar purveyor of objects of some kind. Traditionally, you’d choose between being a gallery or a store. Or, perhaps you’d settle for a hybrid version of the two. The problem is, … Continue reading

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Profile: John Whitmarsh

John Whitmarsh utility pole tiles

By Regina Connell and Natalie Powell. Funny, he doesn’t look like an iconoclast. There’s no wild-eyed look, no unhinged affect; there’s not even a hint of that intensity that can make a person go from intriguing to frightening in the … Continue reading

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