Member Mentions

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It’s a new year (almost March!) so that means everyone is back to work and hitting the ground running. Makeshift members have been busy bees lately and are up to new, fun, and exciting endeavors!

Kelli Ronci just launched an online shop for CORDA, a new line of textile jewelry and home decor. She also does wholesale and currently has her products available at Summer House in Mill Valley, Ellington and French in Berkeley and Maude in Petaluma. She is also looking to sell in other spots in the Bay Area and is open to any recommendations of places that are a good fit for her items!

Our member Christopher of T-we Tea is having a Grand Opening Party for their new store. They have grown by leaps and bounds! They needed room to expand so they have moved into a larger space in the Crocker Galleria and will now be able to sell tea by the cup at the new location. This Thursday evening they are hosting a Tea Kiki. There will be tea cocktails with their tea’s and they encourage dressing up as one of their tea flavor persona’s (Cuddle Bug, Grumpy Dinosaur, Scandalous ManFriend to name a few!)

Our previous resident, Stephen Kennedy, recently did a TEDx talk in Bangladesh. He spoke on creating the first bus map of Dhaka, Bangladesh, a city with millions of bus riders each day. They had had no previous maps to help them in figuring out the buses routes. He spoke along side Albert King who was a former researcher in sustainable transport at MIT and worked on Google Maps. Stephen is currently working on a clothing company called New Market Goods which he started in his residency. NMG focuses on men’s wear that is ethically sourced from worker’s in Bangladesh.

Member Shannon Kay is collaborating with Makeshift Member Kira Mead of 49 Doors and also with Laurie Furber to present HUE: an interactive color theory workshop that helps homeowners and design enthusiasts choose unique and personal color palettes for their homes. The first workshop is offered on March 1st at Climb Real Estate with Kira. On March 7th & 8th, Shannon will be at the new ElsieGreen’s location sharing tips and guidance with Laurie.



Jamie Lau Designs Pop-Up Shop Opening Party


New York-based fashion designer Jamie Lau Designs is setting up shop at Makeshift Society for the month of March. Shop her new collection of dresses featuring textile designs and prints inspired by the natural environment, travel, and art. Jamie’s designs include a mix of fit and flare dresses featuring volume with color, minimal cuts (shifts, sheaths, and A-line silhouettes), pleated shorts, and her classic styles cut and sewn from Japanese fabrics!

Jamie Lau Designs’ month-long pop-up kicks off with an opening night party on Friday, February 28th from 5-7 PM. Meet the designer and enjoy some sweet treats and drinks while you get your shop on. For one night only, customers will receive a special 20% discount if you come in wearing a Jamie Lau Designs dress.

The pop up shop will be open for the month of March, Monday-Friday from 9-6.

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