Our first Instagram takeover week is next week, and we are excited to introduce our participating companies! From September 15th – 19th each day one of the companies will take over our Instagram to show us how their product is made. Make sure to join us and follow our Instagram throughout the week. #sfmadetakeover
NANA JOES GRANOLA
Nana Joes Granola was born with the help of my friends and family. I was making my own granola and giving it away so others could enjoy it. One afternoon my sweet boyfriend said “why don’t you sell it?” A very simple statement and question that made my head spin with thoughts and ideas of owning my own business. I didn’t even think twice, I went downtown to the courthouse and applied for all of the permits and the licenses. Then came the taste tests, the packaging, the granola peddling and the bookkeeping. We have developed into a gluten free and vegan company constantly sourcing from responsible purveyors and continue our quest to be the freshest granola on the market. I’m excited for every next step and hope each one of you will travel along this journey with Nana Joes.
Iladora Apparel is a line of durable fashion designed with the female bike commuter in mind. We’re excited to share the process behind our work! #bikebeautiful
LILA B. DESIGN
Lila B. uses exceptional, often locally grown, plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements from our studio space and garden in San Francisco’s Mission District. Whether transforming a balcony or bedecking a room, Lila B.’s designs bring beauty, serenity, and artistry to any space, indoors or out. As a certified San Francisco Green Business, we conserve resources while working to create with repurposed and sustainable materials. Even our living centerpieces and very own cutting garden exemplify our care for the environment. Most recently we’ve branched out beyond living arrangements and styling. Baylor Chapman, Lila B.’s founder, co-created a hanging vase called the Suede & Rope Carriage and published The Plant Recipe Book: 100 Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season. From single tabletop arrangements to corporate events, tiny decks to styled photo shoots, lectures to hands on classes, we focus sharing our organic elegance and thoughtful design with you.
(Photo Credit: Paige Green)
VANESSA GADE JEWELRY DESIGN
Bold, kinetic and sculptural with an elegant interplay of angles and curves, Vanessa Gade’s jewelry makes a contemporary statement balanced with timeless style. The diverse urban landscape of San Francisco provides the ideal creative backdrop for Vanessa’s work and can be seen in the architectural qualities of her jewelry designs. Particular pieces have been inspired by everything from art deco architecture, ikebana flower arrangements, suspension bridges and even criss crossing MUNI power lines. Her work is now featured in fine boutiques and galleries around the country, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Getty Museum and the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles. Each piece is proudly hand crafted in San Francisco.
GENTLEMAN SCHOLAR SIGNS
Andrew Lawrence started Gentleman Scholar Signs to preserve the art of sign painting and gold leaf gilding. The shop focuses on traditional techniques honoring the past while pushing the craft forward into the future. Located in a private studio on the cusp of San Francisco’s Mission and Potrero Hill neighborhoods, Gentleman Scholar Signs strives to uplift the aesthetic value of the community through quality hand lettered signs. Andrew typically works with local, small businesses but has also worked few corporate and private clients as well. Feel free to reach out to Andrew for any work large or small where fine hand lettering is desired.