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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.

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.

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.

StoryCorps Rocks the Mics at its New Home in the SF Public Library

"The interview may be one of the most powerful ways to capture the life and spirit of another human being," says Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, an oral history organization, which has recorded more than 50,000 heart-to-hearts over the past decade.

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.

Sexy, Rustic Verbena Celebrates Dishes for Vegetarians and Omnivores Alike

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.

A Boat Owned by Two Tech Geniuses is Charting a New Course in Coworking

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.

Local Designer Jay Jeffers Talks His New Book and His Favorite Spots in SF

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.

The New Sport Shoe: Spring's Kicky Footwear

Sport is king in the uber active Bay Area, and spring’s kicky footwear is designed to go from the b-ball court to The Battery. Time to lace up kids—game on.

Top 7 Spring Fashion Trends for SF Ladies

Our resident fashion expert Lauren Goodman canvasses the collections to see how spring's top trends stack up for San Francisco's stylish ladies. 

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