makeshift society: doors are open.
by victoria comment


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 clubhouse — we hope you like what you see, and if interested in joining us, visit makeshift society. follow makeshift on twitter and facebook.

makeshift could not have made it thus far without the talents of our wood worker/finish carpenter michael woo and the kind generosity of our lovely sponsors:

anthropologieschoolhouse electricgreenhouse design studio

restoration hardwarekohlerchronicle books

princeton architectural presslaurence king publishing

methodpublic bikesthe bold italicphotojojo

• all photos by victoria smith | sfgirlbybay.

72 responses to “makeshift society: doors are open.”

  1. Congratulations! It looks fantastic. A bright, airy space that’s perfect for convening those creative minds!
    I’m visiting from Toronto next month…hope you don’t mind me poking my head in for a look :-)

  2. Victoria,

    Good Morning! Your space looks AMAZING! If I were in San Francisco, I would love to be a part of this. I’m a little too far away in Denver! Your photos are beautiful too!

    Have a Beautiful Day!

  3. I am so inspired by this idea. The space is incredible. Would love to have a place like this in
    Birmingham, Alabama.

  4. What a great looking place! Best of luck with your new adventure. (And good luck with finding a new place–sounds like you have one lined up already?)

  5. It’s looking fabulous! Congratulations!! So excited to to see it in person…and even more excited to co-teach a workshop there in October. Thank you to all of you for opening up this amazing space.

  6. Hey Victoria! I’m going to be in town for the 3% conference ( during the Makeshift Society mixer and would love to come. Any chance you’ll open it up to out of towners?


  7. So sad that I don’t live in SF right now! Everything about this space gets my creative juices flowing, seems like a perfect spot to get cracking on creativity! Where did you find those lovely wooden shelves?

  8. I’m moving to San Francisco in November and I am *super* excited, not only to live in such a fab city, but also to join Makeshift Society! I hope theres room for a new-to-town Aussie? See you in a couple of months! :D

  9. My heart breaks that I am far away in a little Canadian city. I would be a member in an instant. All the classes as well…sigh. Fantastico! Best of luck with the venture Victoria.

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