Friday, April 20, 2012


Have you noticed the fixation in the bay area of making art by using a laser cutter? It seems that Molly M. Designs is surely making a successful go at this in her jewelry line. Molly McGrath combines the handcrafted and high tech production process of a laser cutter to create organic and intricate baubles for your ears or neckline. Through her work, you can see her architectural training before laser cut inspired her. When she realized this tool could make such unique jewelry, she began designing and producing right here in San Francisco in 2007. She first sketches her designs, then drafts that onto a computer and prints on, you guessed it,  a laser cutter. Her line ranges from geometric shapes and  silhouettes of blooms to birds “taking off.” They encompass subtle colors of creamy tans and rich charcoals, to vivid pinks, mustard yellows, and lavender purples. Although these items are handcrafted and produced right across the bridge, her prices are very reasonable. She does warn about “bear hugs” because her pieces can be fragile, but if you want to take part in this laser cut rage in a very feminine and fun fashion, come have a look see at Molly’s line. We just got some new items in. I know I can’t stop myself from trying her pieces on from time to time…

Monday, April 9, 2012


Don’t you just love it when someone local comes up with a product that you just can’t live without? Located in the heart of Berkeley, LaseLab’s design and research studio simply focuses on using the most basic digital tools to create modern designs for things we use in our daily environment. So, if you have an iphone (and really, who doesn’t these days) we have just the local product for you! LaseLab’s laser-cut, veneer wood covers add a very organic modern look to your palm’s best pal. With a strong adhesive backing, it is easy to apply as well as to remove, and what’s more, is reusable! Now, you may think it could disturb the natural backing of your ever-so beloved iphone, however, I’ve seen it taken off and it leaves your iphone looking like new. It’s simple-modern meets retro, and it really should not be shrugged off. Come have a look see, you’ll agree it‘s about time to add a little flair to your much-loved gadget, the iphone.