We’re in San Francisco this week, which has the benefit of being an awesome shopping city and significantly warmer, than anywhere else we’d be. Yesterday we went out to the ocean (almost) to see General Store, which we love so much we included it in a story we did for Lucky (when we worked there), but we’ve never been, because it’s all the way out by the ocean. Yesterday, though, we made it out, and it was well worth the trip, especially since we spent most of it playing Drop 7.
Not much of what’s there is “cheap.” There were a lot of complaints on that issue on Yelp (and Jesus, if we owned a store, we’d like send them dead things in the mail until they took us off the website—can you imagine being graded by everyone you worked with, every day, in public?) But we’re down with the idea of buying just one perfect thing and not getting anything else these days. Maybe it’s because our apartment is the size of a normal person’s kitchen—we don’t have room for it, we don’t like tripping over it, and we’d rather just buy, like, one trivet, forever, than many small ones that aren’t as great and just end up disappointing us, to the extent that a trivet can do that.
Anyway, that problem is best avoided with those necklaces above, because they’re all super awesome. Samma necklace(s), $105
And then right below that we have Claire Nereim’s 10-color silkscreen (the mind boggles) of winter fruit. It’s neater (and bigger) in person than it looks online. This would be very neat if your kitchen is bigger than our kitchen, and trust us: It is. Claire Nereim winter fruit, $50
Someone made fun of these on Yelp (“wooden boxes!”) but we think they’re really cool, and really quite a nice place to put, like, earrings, if you’re not into the normal frou-frou. Woods from the Forest, $30
And these are the trivets we mentioned. See, the thing is: These are the world’s most perfect trivets. They’re made by the design group Fort Standard (whom, speaking of our previous jobs, we interviewed for NYLON), and they’re perfect: They’re heavy, they’re smooth, they’re pretty, they’re bigger than they look (around eight inches), and they even have leather on the bottom to prevent damage both to said trivets and to the tables below them. One trivet, always: If you love trivets, it’s a pretty good way to go, we think. Fort Standard trivet, $90