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.
“I’d love to live naked but it’s cold outside” proclaims both a set of pillows and the general zeitgeist at Aldea Home. This spacious Valencia Street showroom is San Francisco’s graphically advanced answer to the middling stodginess of Pottery Barn or Bed, Bath and Beyond. Every facet of contemporary design, from wrapping paper to chandeliers, gets a fresh update for the current times. Framed woodcut contour maps of the Bay Area and Maui preside over entire bedroom sets made for people who won’t settle for an accent wall or a color splash. Aldea Home is for those who want every last piece of décor to embody a very specific vision for the home: bold tastes, accessorized.
The Futon Shop specializes in organic convertibles. They pull this off with 100% chemical-free mattresses stuffed with USDA-certified organic cotton, pure Dunlop natural latex, and soy-based foam. Best of all, all mattress, including their memory foams and gels are handmade in San Francisco, cutting down on The Futon Shop's carbon footprint by eliminating lengthy shipping journeys.