Circle & Square Celebrates Spring


Sacramento Street boutique Circle & Square stocks tons of high-end home wares, ceramics, jewelry and accessories from independent artists and designers from around the globe. It’s truly a treat to peruse the shelves, which are filled with some serious dream items, as well as some perfectly affordable and oh-so-giftable goodies as well. This is one of my favorite “go to” spots for gifts when I need a really special treat for my mom. Try the drawer sachets from San Francisco-based Ineke Perfume – they’re only available here, and they’re to die for!

  • Prescott & Mackay School of Accessory Design London/San Francisco
    Prescott & Mackay offers a unique range of short courses in accessory design from studios in London, England and now San Francisco, USA.
    Two-Day Beginners Shoemaking Weekend April 26th/27th 2008 @ 4th Street Studio and Gallery, Berkeley
    1717 4th St.
    Duration: 14 hours
    Class times: 10am till 6pm
    Scheduled with a choice of weekend or weekday classes in the UK and weekend classes in the Bay Area, this two day course is aimed at those new to shoemaking, looking to learn the basics. Students cover the fundamental techniques of shoemaking allowing them to complete a hand-lasted pair of ladies mules by the end of a session.
    Patterns are provided and the emphasis is on the making rather than design but the choice of shoes, either with a two inch heel or a flat are very contemporary and they can be made in your own standard size (British 2 to 9, European 35 to 42, American 5.5 to 11.5) and from a variety of finishes, fabric or leather.
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