It’s not unheard of Bob Cut to do things not common to typical magazine businesses, but I guess… We’re not a typical magazine.
But you’ve read right my friend, in December, Bob Cut will be opening doors in the Inner Sunset from Dec. 7th—16th with our friends over at Moon & Boon. You may be wondering, “why the hell are you opening a store?” Well love, do you remember our Holiday Gift Guide(s)? They are one of our favorite guides to make on bobcutmag.com but with creating these guides, we can only extend so much of a written word to people and the people who read can’t fully experience the makers we love. We want you to fall in love with their products, their stories, them.
So the chance, we partnered with A Little Lodge in the Inner Sunset to make this space a reality. We’re opening doors for only the holiday season, this is our holiday gift guide in real life. The space is located at the corner of 12th Ave and Irving St. in the Inner Sunset of San Francisco. A fairly dense place of generations young and old—people who care about handmade wonders.
// Dec. 7th—9th, 11:00AM—6:30PM, Dec. 13th—16th, 11:00AM—6:30PM, 1306 12th Ave, Inner Sunset, bobcutmag.com/weekendpopup.
So who are our makers? Let us introduce you:
Alice received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts (2012) in Textiles. She has traveled from Japan to Australia, learning about different textile techniques and has had the opportunity to work with a variety of different fabrics and fibers. Alice currently lives in the Bay Area, working in her studio, surfing, and eating Justin's peanut butter cups. // alicewiese.com
Founded in 2014, Blume Studio Jewelry searches for the melding of material and form, both tactile and conceptual. A continual dialogue between mind and matter, exploring dimension through new ideas and processes. Their greatest joy is to design through making, simplifying and playing until elegant forms come to life. // jewelry.blumestudio.com
Carole Neilson is based in San Francisco. She studied ceramics at the Academy of Art in Mol in Belgium, which provided her technical skills and understanding of materials. Her curiosity and her energy make her always-going forwards. She is always experimenting with new techniques and new forms. // caroleneilsonceramic.com
Etta + Billie
Alana Rivera, founder, stumbled into the world of natural body care while working a job that left her feeling lost. At a time when she was unsure about what direction to take, she found brewing up apothecary products in her kitchen gave her purpose. Batch after batch, inspiration came from her other passion: food. Lavender shortbread became Lavender Soap. Coffee with fresh mint became Cold Brew Mint Coffee Scrub. Cardamom Old Fashioned became Grapefruit Cardamom Body Oil. And now, Etta + Billie is a namesake brand in San Francisco. // ettaandbillie.com
HANNAH EMILE is an eponymous brand by Hannah Tatar. Hailing from Cleveland (a secretly cool Midwestern city), she currently lives and works in San Francisco. HANNAH EMILE celebrates heartfelt, handmade goods that are meant to be used and loved. // hannahemile.com
Isabella Sevv is a lover of natural materials. This has translated into a career pursuit involving floral design, woodworking and gardening. Born and raised in California, her work is inspired by the movement of the Pacific Ocean waves, the beauty and vulnerability found in the Redwood forests near her home in Marin, and the expansive color palette living in the desert. Isabella designs most frequently with dried goods. Foraging and drying as much of her own material as possible, she creates both small and large scale floral installs that often incorporate her woodworking skills. // isabellasevv.com
Nipomo was born to celebrate the local craft and traditions of Mexico and California. Born on the border of California and Mexico, the mother daughter duo were raised at a cultural crossroads. Elizabeth and Liz collaborate with skilled artisans from their home country of Mexico. Designing a modern product with traditional methods of making allows them to create unique products while preserving a slice of history, art, and craft. // nipomo.co
It was here, in the Greek Cyclades, that Athena Hewett first experienced the power of aromatherapy and natural skincare. Her grandmother pressed oil from their own grove and mixed sage, chamomile, and rosemary into tonics to purify and heal her skin. // monasterymade.com
Moon & Boon
Designed and founded by Yina Kim, Moon & Book focuses on workwear for the modern woman. Starting with minimal aprons—this will be Moon & Boon’s first San Francisco show. Come and meet the designer herself as she’s our partner-in-crime launching this store. // instagram.com/moonandboon
Shaine is an Outer Sunset artist and textile designer making various water-marbled wallets, prints, and so much more. // shaine-drake.com
Western Editions is Erin Fong and Taylor Reid, two friends who met while living in San Francisco's Western Addition (...get it?) and have relocated across the Bay to an artist co-operative in sunny Emeryville, California. Both Erin and Taylor have been printing since 2007 with a background ranging from commercial letterpress printshops to fine art letterpress and book arts. The stars aligned and they both landed in San Francisco at the same time, where they met and figured out…wait for it…that they had both learned letterpress in the same dusty old library at the University of Nevada, Reno! Though at different times, Erin and Taylor both fell in love with letterpress in the same room, on the same machine! // westerneditions.com
Anthony is the founder of Bob Cut Mag and the director of business development. Anthony writes on LGBT, people, and gender issues but catch him also writing about other shenanigans he finds himself in. Want to partner with Bob Cut? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org