Beads of Bali is unique among bead stores as it produces almost everything it sells. The company maintains its own staff of silversmiths in Bali and a group of lampwork glass artists in Java. As such, the company can offer wholesale pricing to the... more
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From movie stars, musicians, and skateboarders to toys, technology, and history, Giant Robot magazine covers cool aspects of Asian and Asian-American pop culture. Paving the way for less knowledgeable media outlets, Giant Robot put the spotlight on C... more
Another quirky but equally imaginative hole-in-the-wall is the Hobby Company of San Francisco. Supplies jam every corner giving it old-school character. You can find materials to build doll houses, model planes, or even do some needlepoint. Grandma w... more
Imagiknit is the new kid on the block having opened just over a year ago, but their expertise goes well beyond that, just ask co-owner Allison Isaacs whose been knitting since she was knee-high. Nestled between the Castro and the Mission, Imagiknit's... more