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.
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.
7x7 editors pick their favorites from the latest shops, goods, and happenings in the Bay Area and beyond.
The Bay Area, with its earthy-crunchy-hippie reputation, has long been a bastion of vegetarianism and veganism. But you’d be hard-pressed—especially with the currently trendy offal obsession—to find a restaurant serving dishes to please the veg set and the omnivores with equal creativity.
While the amenities arms race rages on among well-heeled and well-equipped tech offices across the city, a floating coworking space that is rusty, drafty, encrusted with birds’ nests, and laden with fish carcasses is luring some of the brightest minds in the Bay Area.
Marking the 15th anniversary of San Francisco–based Jeffers Design Group, interior designer Jay Jeffers is celebrating the launch of his new coffee table tome, Collected Cool (Rizzoli; debuting on March 18), featuring 18 residential projects that put his daringly dapper style on the map.