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Meet the Maker: New Skool

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New Skool owner Nate Tan has been an artist and designer in San Francisco for more than 25 years. After working as a graphic designer, he started New Skool in his garage in 2004. While he makes screenprinted tees and jackets for adults, his specialty is baby gear with iconic images of San Francisco.

"Our latest most exciting step is we are manufacturing our own onesies and tees," Nate says. "Locally designed, cut and sewn and screen printed here in San Francisco."

Nate also maintains his graphic design business, Nate1Design, paints large-scale graffiti murals and teaches History of Graffiti Workshops at 1AMGallery in San Francisco. Learn more about him and his artwork below.

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

My wife inspires me. She is an amazing designer (and photographer) here in SF. My kids, of course. They are artists in their own right. I am inspired by our wonderful city, music and other creative people around me as well.

If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

I'd create a food truck for my Mom and eat there! Haha. My Mom is a Burmese and Indian food master chef! 

What do you like most about the maker community?

I appreciate that San Francisco is a city that can support artists and designers' creative endeavors. Owning your own creative business is not easy, but with hard work and persistence SF is a great place to do it.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Mexico, but I don't really like to travel.

What do you want for your next birthday?

Happy, healthy family.

What does your work space look like?

I rent a small studio/office from Offix Edge in the Sunset District, which is really close to my home. As a dad and a business owner, this is really convenient for me. My kids often stop by the office and help me do small tasks. There is a small community of regular office mates here. We have a jeweler, a blogger, random meetings in the conference room.

I've been here almost 3 years and it has been a great upgrade for my businesses. Besides housing my New Skool inventory, an added perk is that I have 4 large walls in the office where I can display my work. It's really great to have a place to meet clients. I paint from home and walk the paintings over in the morning. If you ever want the grand tour you should stop by!

Father's Day Gift Guide

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Dads can be tough to shop for so for this Father's Day we've rounded up our favorite ideas to make dad feel like a king. Use the code "DAD2017" to get FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING (ends at midnight 6/18) when ordering anything from our online shop. Stop by for more ideas!

Gift him an experience gift - like a spot to one of our coveted workshops. Learn how to transfer pictures on to wood in our June 29th class!

Gift him an experience gift - like a spot to one of our coveted workshops. Learn how to transfer pictures on to wood in our June 29th class!

For the Warriors Fan. Available in the shop and our online store here!

For the Warriors Fan. Available in the shop and our online store here!

Mix his two favorite things together, donuts and coffee, in chocolate form. Available in store and our online shop. More flavors in our brick and mortar. 

Mix his two favorite things together, donuts and coffee, in chocolate form. Available in store and our online shop. More flavors in our brick and mortar. 

For the beer lover! I locally made magnetic bottle opener!

For the beer lover! I locally made magnetic bottle opener!

A San Francisco pint glass to go with his new bottle opener!

A San Francisco pint glass to go with his new bottle opener!

Our new merino wool lined button downs wick moisture, resist odor, and regulate temperature. What could be better?

Our new merino wool lined button downs wick moisture, resist odor, and regulate temperature. What could be better?

Don't forget the card! We have a great selection for every type of dad in the shop!

Don't forget the card! We have a great selection for every type of dad in the shop!

Meet the Maker: Jenny Lemons

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We are so lucky to have the multi-talented Jennie Lennick of Jenny Lemons as one of our stockists. Not only does she make adorable block printed tops and textiles, she also teaches many of our workshops on other topics, including embroidery and macrame. 

Get to know Jennie with our Q&A below. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

I am very inspired by the natural beauty of Northern California. I am originally from Minnesota and when I first moved to California for grad school I was struck by the greenery, enormous trees, and fresh delicious produce. I love printing images of natural elements on my clothing- which is made from natural and organic materials. 

If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

I am a gluten-free person, so my dream food truck would be filled with gluten-free pizza slices! You CANNOT find a good gluten-free pizza slice anywhere. 

What do you like most about the maker community?

The maker community in the Bay Area is filled with so many nice people who are willing to help each other out with emotional support, talking shop, and promoting each other. There is a feeling of being “in it” together that I really appreciate. 

Where is your favorite place to travel?

I love traveling to warm and tropical places where I can eat good food and truly relax! I love Mexico and Central America. I also really like visiting my friends and family back in the Midwest.

What does your work space look like? 

My studio is very cute! I spend a lot of time organizing it and making it into the perfect place for me to be. 

What do you want for your next birthday?

I love taking workshops. I would love gift certificates to places like Workshop or Handcraft Studio School, or Gather! I desperately want to take the perfume-making class at Workshop. I would also like to take leather working classes or jewelry classes. 
 

Candle Making Workshop

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**Update - this workshop is currently SOLD OUT! Please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page to learn about future classes**

Join us Thursday June 15th at 7p for a special candle making workshop with Joy Kwon. Joy will demonstrate how to make your very own candles teaching you the process from beginning to end. You'll go home with at least two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations using a variety of essential oils, fragrance oils, and dried flowers. 

Joy is behind Lighten Up Shoppe and makes our deliciously-scented soy candles and bath salts.  She will be sharing her expert candle making skills so you're sure to leave with something special. 

As always, we'll provide some drinks and snacks to fuel your creativity, and the opportunity to privately browse our selection of handmade clothing, accessories, and homewares. We'll even give you 10% off any gather purchase on the night! Be sure to sign soon, spaces will fill up fast. 

Candle Making Workshop: $48

Thursday June 15th, 2017 at 7p

gather - 541 Octavia St., SF

Register now - Hurry space is limited!

Collaboration with One Lane Road

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When Becky from One Lane Road reached out to gather to show us her handmade goods we instantly fell in love with her house plant drawings. Owner Daisy thought, that would really be a great design for a top. So Becky and Daisy set out on designing a linen boxy top that would feature the design to be sold exclusively at gather. It was fun going back and forth, tweeking this and that, and then seeing the final product. We are so thrilled with how it turned out. We love the easy sizing of S/M and M/L making it an easy gift as well as the comfort of the natural linen. Pair yours with your favorite vintage Levi's and you'll be set for your weekend adventures. gather had such an overwhelming response and are all ready almost sold out. If you are interested stop in the shop ASAP or email hello@gathersf.com for us to send you an online invoice and mail you one. As of today, June 4th, we currently only have 2 left in stock.

Embroidery Workshop Recap

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We love hosting gather maker Jennie Lennick of Jenny Lemons to teach workshops in our space. This past Thursday she taught a sold out class the ins and outs of embroidery.  Our students got to pick from Jenny's original patterns and learned various stitches. Jenny always make a workshop fun. We enjoyed relaxing and sipping on wine - a perfect night! We were so impressed with everyone's work too. Here are a few snaps from the night! Missed out on the fun? Be sure to sign up for our email list at the bottom of this page.

Meet the Maker: Margarette Laizure

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We are excited to kick off our Meet the Makers series by introducing you to Oakland-based clothing designer,  Margarette Laizure. Margarette creates unique women's tops, dresses, skirts and jackets that work for many different occasions, body shapes and styles. "I like to make the clothes I myself would love to have," she says. 

Learn more about this versatile designer below. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Or who inspires you?

Themed events and costume parties. Sustainability and a “no-waste” approach to design often inspires me. People who think outside the box inspire me because they have new ideas.

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If you could eat at any food truck, what would it be? And what would you get?

Indian! Samosa cholle and chai.

What do you like most about the maker community?

I like being part of the maker community and how we all support each other. It feels cooperative, but also competitive (in a good way) to push the design aspect and quality of product.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Anywhere where there are mountains, lakes and good food!

What do you want for your next birthday?

My next birthday is coming up...I'd love to go to a winery with my husband and one or two other couples. Somewhere like Domaine Chandon!

Memorial Day Shopping at gather

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School’s…out…for…SUMMER! And what better way to celebrate than to throw a Memorial Day BBQ! For the chef at the grill, have them wear the part by sporting the San Francisco Steak Tee by Studio Oiduts.

And just so the chef doesn’t get their new T-shirt dirty, pair this gift with our Sutro Tower Apron from New Skool!

For the guests, help them pop open a cold one with this California Bear bottle opener. Made in Sacramento by Newton Booth Builds, this piece is made with cherry wood and sticks onto any magnetic surface.

More of a beach gal? We just received some new pieces that transition from a day by the water to a nice dinner out. New from Curator, their classic kaftan is now available in cotton denim. It is comfy enough to wear as a cover-up yet elegant enough to wear as a dress. Wear it over your swimsuit with some sandals as you are lounging on the sand and transition into wedges when it comes time to wine and dine.

And if you are more of T-shirt and shorts gal, these new Shibori shorts by WanderLuxe are perfection. Pair it with a bikini top or your favorite chambray button up you are set to soak in the sun.

And what’s a new outfit without new accessories? Pair it with a sculptural necklace by local artist Sasinun. Made with marble and accents of gold, your friends are going to wonder where you found an accessory that doubles as a piece of art.

Embroidery Workshop

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Join us Thursday June 1st as we learn the basics of embroidery and create an adorable sampler. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us how to successfully sew several different embroidery stitches that will create unique surfaces, lines, and texture. We will learn how to transfer images to fabric by using original patterns created by Jennie- choose from donuts, pizza, plants, leaves, or a combination of all! This isn't your grandma's embroidery class!

All materials will be provided and everyone will take home their project, some extra thread and needles, an embroidery hoop, and a stitch instruction packet for later reference.

Jennie owns Jenny Lemons, a small-batch clothing company based in the Mission. Jennie learned to sew, bake, and embroider as a child growing up in rural Minnesota and draws inspiration from traditional domestic craft. She moved to the Bay Area to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied painting. Jennie loves constructing garments and teaching workshops all over the city. 

This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Sign up now! Space is limited!

Mother's Day Gift Guide + Special Coupon Code

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Give Mom something special this Mother's Day! We've rounded up our favorite gift ideas from the shop below:

Take her on a date to tomorrow night's Floral Arranging WorkshopGet $5 off by using the code "FLOWERPOWER" today only!

Spoil her with our favorite Chevron Ikat Kimono (one size fits most so no need to guess her size!) or a new date night dress.

Pamper her with our locally made Inner Peace Balm and soothing Slumber Serum

Gift her a sweet necklace she'll never want to take off. 

Visit us in the shop for more ideas! Happy Mother's Day!

Christian and Daisy

Watercolor on Tile Workshop Recap

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Last night we had such a blast learning about dye simulation from gather workshop instructor Rebecca Saylor of OodlebaDoodle. Through this fascinating process we we're able to create the most beautiful tile coasters, trivets, and wall hangings in our Watercolor on Tile Workshop. Here are a few pictures from the night.

Want to learn about our other upcoming workshops? Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page!

gather's 3 Year Anniversary Celebratory Weekend!

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We can't believe it's been three years since we opened our doors at gather! We are so lucky we get to do what we do everyday. Featuring local and indie artists in our shop makes us so happy and we couldn't do it with out our amazing customers. We will be having a big weekend of celebration Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th to say thank you. Check out the details below, we hope to see you all there!

Saturday May 6th from noon-3p - Lips and Blooms

Special guest Elizabeth Street Cosmetics will join us as for a special lip bar. We're so excited that a small selection of their lipsticks will now be available in shop and are kicking it off with this fun event. Have your lips professionally done and leave with a customized chart to take home.

La Bodega Flora will also be rolling her cart up to gather for a special pop up full of their gorgeous hand-tied bouquets and planted goodies. You can even pre-order your flowers for Mother's Day and pick them up at the shop the following weekend!

Buy any lip product and flower or plant and you will receive a free jar of handmade bath salts soak. Perfect to gift for Mother's Day or keep for yourself. 

And to make it extra festive, we will be celebrating with mimosas!

Sunday May 7th from 11a-6p - Urban Air Market, Raffle, and Sale

Our favorite market of the season is back in our neighborhood! Join us as Urban Air sets up in Hayes Valley. With many of our artists setting up booths it's a great opportunity to meet some of our amazing makers. 

La Bodega Flora will be popping up again with her traveling floral and plant cart from 1-5p. Grab some beautiful flowers for the apartment. 

We will be serving mimosas all day and be giving away a gift bag full of goodies from the store. Every customer who makes a purchase will be entered in the raffle.

Also we will end the weekend with a big sale. Spend $100+ and get 10% off your purchase and spend $200+ and get 20% off your purchase. Our gift to you!

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Our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop is back!

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***Update - This workshop is SOLD OUT! To learn about upcoming workshops early sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page***

We received so many requests for our Hand Crocheted Blanket Workshop we decided to host it again! Join us next week on Tuesday April 25th at 7p and learn to this technique from Marie Marie Knits that uses only your fingers to make the loops — no crochet hook or crochet experience required! —  and a super soft and chunky yarn that works up very quickly. You will leave the class with a finished throw that is perfect for your couch, bed, or to gift as a baby or birthday present. Enjoy wine, snacks, and a discount on all merchandise in the shop that night too! Hurry this class has already filled up fast...just a few spots left! Register now!

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and Crocheted Blanket Workshop
gather - 541 Octavia St, San Francisco
Tuesday April 25th at 7p

Easter Shopping Guide

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For us Easter is the official start of Spring. Break out the color clothes and get festive with your hostess gifts. We've put together a little shopping guide for the weekend. Hop on in for more ideas!

Instead of one of those plastic baskets, opt for a locally made pouch to fill that she can re-use as a make-up bag. And how perfect is this bunny one?

Add our DIY Nail Polish Kit to your Easter gift. What could be more fun than a lazy afternoon of creating your own custom nail polish colors with your kiddos!

For brunch we're dreaming of wearing this dress with our favorite wedges. 

Throw on our easy to wear Navy Cross Hatch Kimono so you can play games and search for eggs in comfort with the little ones. 

Add our favorite gloss and you are set for an effortless weekend!

Don't forget a hostess gift! We love this grown up gift "basket" full of everything for the foodie in your life (including Easter chocolate)!

gather x Harumi K Spring Collection Debut Party Recap

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Thanks so much for everyone who braved the rain to come check out our new Spring collaboration with Harumi K. We are so happy with the finished products that it was so fun to show them to everyone! Here are a few pics from the night! Missed the party? You can still shop the collection in store and in our online shop.

The collection is here!

The collection is here!

Designer Sherry of Harumi K wearing the textured sweater dress with gather owner Daisy wearing the cross hatch kimono.

Designer Sherry of Harumi K wearing the textured sweater dress with gather owner Daisy wearing the cross hatch kimono.

Party here!

Party here!

Our DIY Bath Salts Bar

Our DIY Bath Salts Bar

Grandma and our biggest fan in our textured sweater dress and textured sweater kimono with baby Hunter

Grandma and our biggest fan in our textured sweater dress and textured sweater kimono with baby Hunter

Macrame Workshop

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Join us Thursday April 20th as we learn the basics of macrame. In this class Jennie Lennick will teach us all the important knots to create a beautiful one of a kind wall hanging. All materials are supplied including brass and copper dowels to hang your project on, cotton cord, colorful poly cord, wooden beads for decorating and more. All students will leave with an instruction packet and guide to use at home for future projects.


This two hour class also includes wine and snacks and a discount on merchandise in the store that night. No experience needed- all levels welcome!

Macrame Hanging Workshop

541 Octavia St

Thursday April 20th, 2017 at 7p - $60

Sign up now - just a couple spots left!

The Shops Sale Recap

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Thank you to everyone who came to The Shops Sale on Saturday March 25th! It was my first time ever putting together an event like this and I couldn't have been more thrilled with the turnout. It was bananas! I loved seeing all of the happy customers snagging deals and doing it with 13 of my favorite bay area shops. Temescal Brewing was the most wonderful host - seriously, nothing beats sale shopping and beer! Here are a few snaps from the day. Stay tuned for the next time we do this. We definitely want to do it again!

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Our feature in the San Francisco Chronicle!

Our feature in the San Francisco Chronicle!

gather x Harumi K Spring 2017 Collection

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We're so excited to announce our gather x Harumi K Spring collection! Join us Thursday April 6th from 6-8p in the shop for our special debut party. Our second collaboration has been in the works for the past few months now we and can't wait to share the final pieces with you. The clothing line which is exclusive to gather, will consist of 3 styles in various colorways featuring special fabric Sherry (designer of Harumi K) found on her latest trip to Japan. 

Visit us that night to be the first to try on the collection or PREORDER the collection on our online shop now! We're celebrating with champagne and will have a free bath salts bar set up. Mix your own bottle of bath salts to take home with you!

Navy Cross Hatch Kimono $139

Photography by Ash Ford

Modeling by May Daniels

Styling by Daisy McClellan

The Shops Sale

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Join us Saturday March 25th from noon-4p at Temescal Brewing Company in Oakland as we pop up with a group of locally owned bay area shops for a super sales shopping experience. Each shop will be bringing loads of past styles and goodies marked at a steep discount. 

Help us all make room for our new Spring merchandise and snag beautiful tops, dress, jackets, jewelry, and more for a steal. And we haven't forgotten about the guys- there will be markdowns for them too! Items will be discounted 50-90% off! This is a one time event you won't want to miss! Show up early for the best selection. 

RSVP on Facebook and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and enjoying beers in Temescal Brewing Company's courtyard? Roderick's BBQ food truck will be there to help you fuel up while you shop and The Lioness Oracle will be offering tarot card readings!

Here is the list of the shops participating:

 

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Neeko 

Dandelion Post 

Seedstore 

Merch 

Foggy Notion 

Isalis 

Ale Katz 

Field Day 

Harumi K 

Covet 

William the Bee Keeper 

Wallflower 

Oak Common

 

 

We will be set up with your favorite gather brands, like PrelovedCuratorBridge & Burn and more at prices you've never before seen! See you there!