If the tables and chairs at abba furniture outlet could talk, they would likely tell you some pretty interesting stories. Many of the items were used in photo shoots, others come from discontinued lines or have a few minor irregularities that keep them from traditional retail sale. The showroom displays an eclectic mix of contemporary chairs, desks, stools, coffee tables, and accent pieces. Much like gifts from amnesiac Santa, new furniture arrives every week.
Lauded by numerous media outlets such as The Dr. Oz Show and O magazine, Essentia's memory-foam beds offer an all-natural and organic alternative to synthetic sleep aids. Crafted from a blend of organic tree sap, essential oils, and plant extracts, the cushiony foam coddles craniums and bodies by shifting its shape to fit each snoozer's form. Pillows cradle heads in a cool embrace, as the highly breathable foam allows body heat to dissipate, unlike conventional pillows or throw pillows made of old waffle irons. Seven mattresses ($1,489–$6,489) offer up the plush foam formula in varying levels of firmness, supporting backs of all shapes.
Housing the glass-based mastery of more than 50 Bay Area artists, Stained Glass Garden introduces students to the world of glass art through workshops, all-day classes, private parties, and a bustling store chock full of materials. Daytime workshoppers can choose a class from the hefty list of group classes, mingling with no more than seven other students while learning to dabble in this colorful and novel art. The stained-glass light-catcher class offers a five-hour crash course in cutting glass, soldering copper foil, and chasing the sun with giant, fragile nets ($85). Jewelry crafting and the birth of functional table art are two of the world’s seven mysteries solved via an introduction to fused glass class ($95). Under the careful gaze of melted-sand-spinning instructors, classes adhere to a varied schedule to accommodate any unforeseen Cinderella-slipper incidents. Private lessons are also available for groups of up to six companions.
Mid Century Møbler's owner, Julian Goldklang, filled 5,000 square feet with mid-century furniture and nothing else. Goldklang explained the no-frills showroom to California Home+Design: "Though you're entering a humble space, you'll leave thinking of the dresser or desk whose striking shape and craftsmanship left your senses overwhelmed."
There are pieces aplenty to accomplish this goal. Every corner of the showroom is filled with secretary desks, credenzas, tea carts, lounge chairs with clean lines and charming Danish accents, pendant and table lights, and eclectic accessories. Goldklang replenishes his site and showroom weekly with the appealing vintage furnishings, ensuring that no one has to be without a teak draw-leaf dining table for too long.
With more than 30 years in the furniture industry, Jonathan Kaye's staff expertly curates the best brand-name furnishings, bedding, and décor for infants and children. Specializing in furniture built from ash, birch, maple, and pine, the shop presents parents with a variety of all-natural sitting, storing, and sleeping fixtures to match with existing décor or the species of tree native to their nurseries. Beyond hard goods, Jonathan Kaye outfits shoppers with blankets and clothing woven from natural sources such as organic cotton and bamboo.
Bae opens its doors on a bazaar setting of international decorations and house wares. The influence of the city itself works its way into hand-selected crafts, many of which are designed and constructed by local artists. A tremendous stock of game-changing accents that are well suited to a variety of tastes can give any home a winsome makeover. While today's deal is only good for in-store purchases, the online shop provides curious customers with a look into what populates the live shop's shelves and tables. A wealth of eye-catching knick-knacks is available for less than $45, such as elegant and punctual small black sand hourglasses ($24.95) and natural basswood cheeseboards to lend a forester's touch to elegant cheddar carving ($22).
Housed in a historical turn-of-the-century storefront, Home 101’s airy shop is brimming with carefully curated vintage items and eclectic gifts. In the penthouse portion of a weathered wooden cabinet, a flock of Stonehouse olive oils and vinegars ($14–$24) preens in preparation for its yearly migration to local kitchens, and a bevy of June Taylor preserves and syrups ($12–$18) sits patiently on the floor below. At the same time on a nearby table, a menagerie of Soap and Paper Factory hand creams, candles, perfume solids and soaps ($8–$28) struts brightly patterned packaging plumage in a futile attempt to impress the stony faces of David Dexter’s pastel-colored wood-panel portraits ($16–$24).