melanie abrantes designs: summer 2016.


this lookbook from Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted homewares Melanie Abrantes’ has me hankering for a san francisco rooftop party. Melanie Abrantes’ very beautiful Summer 2016 Collection introduces new, heirloom objects and new materials — like brass — to the designer’s line of home goods focused on showcasing the natural beauty and unique qualities... 
Read More »

flora, foraged.


there’s a uniquely lovely little floral shop in san francisco’s hayes valley you need to know about. it’s tucked behind the beautiful h.d.buttercup shop, in bed, and it’s quaint, but in no way overly fussy. louesa is run by a a lovely woman of the same name and it’s not your traditional florist. it’s much more unexpected — natural... 
Read More »

miette, holiday style.


i stumbled into Miette bakery in san francisco’s hayes valley the other day, which is dangerously just around the block from makeshift society. i think it was the penguins in their festive holiday window that drew me in. i mean, who doesn’t love penguins, cupcakes and old fashioned candy? right, i thought so — nobody! so here’s a little holiday decor... 
Read More »

makeshift society: doors are open.


well, guys, at long last makeshift society has opened the doors! we’re not 100% finished with construction, but just a couple of minor things to tweak, and we just didn’t want to wait anymore! it was so much fun to decorate, and i will be sure and update you as we progress. in the meantime, here’s a peek around our hayes valley creative co-working space and... 
Read More »

vsco + makeshift = good times.


last evening the awesome gang at Visual Supply Co. kindly hosted one of Makeshift Society’s first events. VSCO invited Makeshift and a group of about 100 of us to meet up up at sightglass, have a cup of their delicious coffee and then hit the streets with our trusty cameras (and iphones using the vsco app) for a photo walk through san francisco. a good time was had... 
Read More »