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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you
Bedroom & More spiffs up sleep shacks with plump mattresses. Let a queen-size Serta Perfect Day pillow-top mattress ($1,299) caress the curves of bedridden bowling balls, or snuggle into a Simmons Beautyrest Classic twin sleep sponge ($449–$499). Spend $499 or more and Bedroom & More will deliver and set up your dream-inducing duo for free (limited to 30-mile radius).
Within a 17th-floor penthouse, Spa J'Adore's wide windows allow rays of sunlight to illuminate Buddha photos, exposed-brick walls, and brilliant orchids. Their décor, a combination of urban chic and zen sensibilities, reflects the massage practice's dual focus on Western and Eastern traditions. To that end, massage therapists are equally adept at deep-tissue and Swedish treatments as modalities from Thailand and Japan. The staff also paints on tans with brushes instead of sprays during body-bronzing sessions, which create a smoother, more natural appearance. After their treatments, clients can lounge on the spa's balcony, sipping herbal tea from heavy clay cups and relaying semaphore messages to hikers on distant mountains.
Rare Device is, simply, good stuff for you, your home and your kids. The storefront is a place to promote designers, artists and artisans plus help them grow by taking on new projects and collaborations.
After spending years as a salesman for top mattress lines, Steve Shore needed a new mattress himself. Rather than opt for a steep employee discount on one of the mattresses he sold, the enterprising Mr. Shore collected various natural materials and had them assembled into a mattress that met his exacting specifications: a comfy sleep cushion made with no potentially toxic components. The result was such an improvement over the big-name mattresses he sold that Mr. Shore and his son eventually decided to produce a line of organic mattresses based on the prototype, on which Mr. Shore slept soundly for more than a decade.
Now, the Shore men sell their mattresses under the Eco-Cloud name in The Natural Mattress Store. Made from high-quality steel coils topped with natural latex, Eco-Cloud mattresses resist accumulating allergens and nightmare blueprints and retain their shape and support for years. Organic wool and cotton covers help keep sleepers cool and snug in bed by deflecting body heat and wicking away moisture. Each Eco-Cloud mattress comes with a 12-year, nonprorated warranty. In addition to the Eco-Cloud line, The Natural Mattress Store carries more than 20 organic mattresses, as well as eco-friendly, solid wood bedroom furniture from Pacific Rim Woodworking, Bedworks of Maine, and Vermont Furniture Designs.
Since its inception in the early 1980s, Underglass Framing has crafted custom frames that have housed pictures, paintings, and even flags. Made up of artists and experienced framers alike, Underglass's staff uses their expert judgment to accent any artwork with custom woodwork, conservation acrylics, or museum-quality frames. Underglass makes decisions easy with mat-board samples and a wide selection of framed examples, and they strive to integrate the work of art into each client's home design, whether it's art deco or an art-deco-giraffe-print fusion.
Many of FoamOrder's organic mattresses swaddle sleepers in Natural Sense organic foam crafted from rubber-tree sap and free-trade clouds. The all-natural fibers of the mattresses—which come in five levels of firmness—encourage restful, stress-free slumber by resisting dust mites, mold, and the temptation to cheat on the SATs. Customers can clothe skinny twins ($850.07–$1,698.50) in certified-organic-wool mattress protectors with water-resistant, needle-punched fibers ($59.95–$98.85 for a twin), and teens sleep in style with full bed sets that include a headboard ($129), box springs ($195), and a bed frame ($54.95). Floorboard-phobic foam-lovers can hoist beds out of harm's way with a Captain’s bed frame ($780.80 for a queen), which stands 15.25 inches off the ground, eliminating the need to memorize lengthy levitation spells.
Every day, San Francisco Soup Company’s chefs craft crunchy salads and approximately 12 soups from scratch, keeping an eye on sustainability and seasonality. Both salads and soups showcase organic and locally sourced ingredients such as cage-free eggs from Glaum Egg Ranch and organic milk from Clover Stornetta, and soups cast tendrils of steam from biodegradable containers. San Francisco Soup Company’s commitment to conscious dining extends to the nutritional realms: each recipe comes with nutrition stats, and the menu even designates which soups are gluten-, meat- and dairy-free, and which soup spoons best shield noses from affectionate pinches.
Named for the Incan creator god, Viracocha is one of the most out-there retail environments in all of San Francisco. Ostensibly a vintage shop, this wigged-out space doubles as a performance venue for experimental theater and folksy indie rock – and is also a damn fine place to purchase a lovingly restored typewriter. A slightly inexplicable, immersive experience, to step off Valencia Street into Viracocha is to be seduced by a vision that is at once intimate and unapproachably weird, fronted by a fire-engine-red clawfoot bathtub. The sometimes dusty corners may not look as if they’ve been touched in years, but owner-curator Jonathan Siegel seems to prefer it that way, letting the space itself – and all the oddities it holds –unfold like a garage sale in extremely slow-motion.
The experts at Back to the Picture preserve artwork and keepsakes in both readymade and custom frames. For the latter, technicians create cut-to-fit mouldings and mats for your treasured photo, painting, or self-portrait in macaroni before placing it behind glass with antireflective or nonglare technology. An 11"x14" piece of art with a basic wood frame, regular mat and regular glass typically starts around $150. Helpful staff members can also help visitors pick out the perfect frame.
Books & Bookshelves has much more character than its no-nonsense name implies. For starters, they sell an entire collection of furniture, most of which is custom made. Clients can submit measurements, rough sketches, and even photos of similar pieces they like, which the carpenters use to build one-of-a-kind pieces such as bookcases. Projects can be left unfinished, like Beethoven's 10th chicken wing, or they can be finished with the client's choice of stain or paint.
To fill their newly built bookshelves, customers can shop a library of poetry books written and published by locals. Likewise, a diverse selection of paintings, photography, and even puzzles has all been crafted by area artisans. Shoppers can learn more about the writers and artists at Books & Bookshelves' special events, which have ranged from queer poetry readings to celebrations of W.H. Auden.
If you’ve just relocated to San Francisco and need an instantly furnished dwelling, or if you’re just looking to freshen up the living room with a focal point in the form of a rivet-studded ottoman, Therapy is the source. As one of ten locations around the Bay Area, the Valencia Street shop – two adjacent storefronts, really – carries everything from cowhide rugs to metal wall sculptures to hollow glass coffee tables. Nothing is muted and everything is style-forward, an ethos also found on the clothing side of things. An unequal ratio of women’s-to-men’s prevails, but stalwart San Franciscans of all genders know the keyword for looking good is “layers,” and this contemporary boutique has it all, from undershirts to oven mitts. Sunglasses and boots, bags and bracelets, there’s ordinary retail therapy and then there’s actual Therapy.
Walking into In Water feels more like walking into an art gallery than a florist. The sleek, high ceilings and full windows act as a minimalistic backdrop for the explosions of hot pink and deep, earthy greens from the global array of fresh flowers. Roses from South America, tulips from Holland, foliage from New Zealand, and mushroom flowers from underground mole cities preen in eye-catching displays. London-trained Andrei Abramov and Natasha Tchesnokova painstakingly handcraft the arrangements, coupling the lush flowers with bundles of kale leaves or small apples.
The duo shares its love of the floral arts with flowering-arranging hobbyists and professional florists at the In Water Flower School. Andrei, Natasha, and other experts lead students through full- or half-day workshops, evening classes, or weeklong florist-training sessions. They teach everything from how to arrange a foam-based centerpiece to how to snatch flowers from a neighbor’s yard without leaving evidence.
Having begun at 331 Cortland, the small-business incubator space in Bernal Hill, Bernal Cutlery became one of its most successful graduates – and retained its name after relocating to the Mission. The wondrous, old-timey knife shop on Guerrero Street is not merely a place to get a dull edge sharpened on a proper Japanese whetstone, it’s where San Francisco’s home chefs learn to filet fish and chop vegetables according to the proper techniques. While heavy on Japanese blades, Bernal Cutlery stocks an amazing assortment of professional kitchen tools that are, quite literally, cutting-edge. Co-owner Josh Donald’s collection of pocketknives and other vintage cutting implements makes for an almost fantastic visual display as well, all from within the old-timey storefront, complete with hand-painted glass signage.
Located in the sometimes risky but definitely blossoming tech-friendly mid-Market area, Blick Art Materials is a large, student-friendly location of the national art supply chain. The creatively idyllic store features an approachable layout, competitive prices and helpful service from knowledgeable staff. Customers should be prepared to check their bags before filling their baskets with quality art supplies of all kinds, including DIY goodies; quality paper and stationery; paints and brushes; art books and kits; and gifts for artists of all ages. For finished works, custom framing is also available, as are finished prints to be purchased as-is and hung in your own home. Students from the nearby university can take 10% off of their total bill, and parking for everyone is validated with a $25 purchase.
Don't just sit on your butt! Sit on your butt as comfortably as possible, after a visit to Cushion Works. This couch-brightening factory on a grungy stretch of 18th Street in the Mission looks more like a messy work station helmed by unabashed dog lovers than a gleaming retail environment, but the end product invariably brightens up even the saddest of sofas. They can extend the life of pillows and defend expensive furniture from the claws of canine occupants. Be it a basic reupholstering services, a fancy new dog bed for your pooches or a specially designed pad for the back of an SUV, Cushion Works creates aesthetic wonders with polyurethane foam core and other industrial materials.