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Berkeley Native Aaron Firestein Takes a Walk on the Wild Side With Bucketfeet

While Berkeley native Aaron Firestein, 28, claims that his college nickname, “Bucket,” was initially devoid of meaning (“My buddies just thought it would be funny to call me that,” he says), it was an unwittingly meaningful glimpse into his future. After a two-year post-grad stint in South America, Firestein moved to Chicago, where he began creating pumped-up kicks emblazoned with works commissioned from artists all over the world.

A Potrero-Dwelling Interior Designer Shows Us Her Street Style

Name: Susie Ho

Age: 33

Hood: Potrero Hill/Mission

Job: Interior Designer at Mend

Go Wild with 6 Raw and Refined Objects for Adventurous Interiors

Where refinement and imperfection meet, startling beauty is found. 

The #7x7Style Finalists Are In!

Check out the SF ladies that advanced to the final round of our #7x7Style contest. We're giving a Future Glory Chloe clutch to the three fashionistas who garner the most votes by 3/31/14. It was tough enough narrowing the submissions down to seven, so we're handing the final decision off to our readers. Happy voting!

SF's Most Successful Blacksmith Brings Style to Homes Across the Nation

Jefferson Mack is one of the most successful blacksmiths in the United States, and he should be, because this is not his first time at the anvil. In fact, it turns out that he’s been at it for a few hundred years, the last 20 in his high-ceilinged, industrial workshop in San Francisco’s Bayshore district.

Seven Favorite Things: Custom Suits Made in SF

As Sir Hardy Aimes said, "A man should look as if he has bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them."

We couldn't agree more. And now that wedding season is upon us, whether you're the groom, a groomsman, or just that guy tearing it up on the dance floor, now's the perfect time to get a custom suit. 

A Blue-Chip Art Collection Lightens the Mood in this Stately Presidio Heights Abode

Suzette Curtis and her husband have a sizable collection of works by Banksy, the British street artist. Being smart collectors, they always ensure they’re buying the real McCoy by working with Banksy’s authentication organization, Pest Control. “The name of the place tells you that he doesn’t take people like us very seriously,” says Curtis, also a London native. “We are the pests.” And that’s exactly what the couple loves about him.

Look of the Week: The New It Bag of the Season

The new it bags of the season are relaxed, minimal, and have all the right folds. 

Editors' Picks: Inflatable Furniture, Cheeky Knickers, and More

7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.

Architect Leo Marmol Returns to SF With a New Office and an Oliver Peoples Store

How San Francisco, a town known for its ornate Victorians and neoclassical Beaux Arts architecture, fits into California’s modernist landscape is a question that Leo Marmol, managing principal of Los Angeles architecture studio Marmol Radziner, has been pondering lately.

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