Introducing Half Hitch Goods, our new gift go-to. (And that includes gifts for ourselves.)
Peppered with locally-crafted treasures and exclusive finds, we found ourselves drawn to SF-made fine leather goods by Mat Brown, strangely beautiful rag dolls from Petaluma, and eco-luxe jewelry by SF-based designer, Julia Vasic.
Owner and curator, Carrie Caillouette, says the unique assortment is a collection of what she "determine[s] to be best in class -- and that also has heirloom significance."
Currently, the whole operation is run out of Caillouette's SF studio, where her hubby (and high-school sweetheart) steps in as photographer. This summer, Caillouette's plans to launch a mobile pop-up shop out of her VW Vanagon truck (a rare Canadian import), taking HHG across the city and beyond. Keep an eye out.
1. Color-Blocked Baguette Cutting Boards, starting at $108
3. Jess Brown Handmade Coco Doll, $180
5. MCMC by Anne McCain Dude #1 Set, $48
7. Peggy Wolf Printed Leather Pouch, $69
Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.