From the founders of San Francisco’s General Store, Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter’s new book Abode is an ode to living a meaningful life with less. Through the lens of their Ocean Beach and Topanga Canyon homes, as well as a handful of St. Peter’s design and architectural projects, the couple shares tips for capturing the natural beauty of any home space by emphasizing natural light paired with a carefully curated mix of well-crafted old and new belongings.
Jenny Pennywood tea towels and napkins are the total package, from the cool, whimsical motifs to the varied neutral and vibrant hues (we prefer to mix and match) and the soft, soft cotton and linen blend. San Francisco-based textile designer (and mother of two girls) Jen Garrido also produces her line locally in small batches to minimize waste.
Now mom doesn’t have to scroll through her Instagram to revisit her favorite photographs. It’s simple to create a photo book at Artifact Uprising. This 7-by-7-inch book has a fabric bound cover, custom foil stamp, and archival paper.
Clare V. is partnering with Every Mother Counts this Mother’s Day, and proceeds from this double-sided tote go to the organization, which aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother around the world.
Oakland-based wood and cork designer Melanie Abrantes developed this beginner carving set featuring three different tools and two spoon blanks made from Japanese cypress. The complete kit has all the tools and instructions (even a Band-Aid) to learn how to carve and hollow out the bowl of the spoon.
If you’re guilty of stealing mom’s pens (we know who you are) then pay her back big-time with this fantastic set of prism rollerball pens. Plus, she’ll be all the happier to promptly fill out those field trip permission slips
If throwing together dinner parties paired with DIYs, florals, and easy dishes is mom’s thing, Jenni Kayne’s book Pacific Natural: Simple Seasonal Entertaining will be her new Bible. The California style-maker features West-Coast inspired dishes, cocktails, and desserts paired with coordinating table styling tips and DIY gifts. In the spring, for example, citrus takes center stage at lunch, with a menu featuring a kale and blood orange salad, naked kumquat cake, and citrus bath salts to-go.
Often a mother’s favorite gifts are those funky elementary school handmade bowls, paper flowers, and cards. Now that you’re an adult, give mom the elevated version, like a Luvhaus Ceramics Ametrine bowl, in a matte lilac pink-purple glaze with light blue speckles.
Moms are always on the go, and that’s why this watercolor sketch box is the perfect gift for artistic mamas this year. With an easy-to-store case and a refillable water brush, she’ll be able to paint anywhere.