ISSUE 18  |  Berlin Bound

For Fathers and Graduates: Gift Picks from This Saturday’s Remodelista Market

May 07, 2015 1:00 PM

BY Meredith Swinehart

We’re hosting our first Remodelista & Gardenista Market of the year this Saturday, May 9–the day before Mother’s Day–at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur Landing, California, just 30 minutes from San Francisco. 

More than 40 local designers and creators will be selling their wares, and we’ve been doing some advance shopping. Here are our picks for Father’s Day (June 21) and graduation gifts. Spouses and children: For Mother’s Day present ideas from the market, see our Gift Guide.

Go to our Markets page for more details, and scroll below for a list of vendors. We hope to see you on Saturday! 

Father’s Day Gifts

Above: For the philosopher, reader, or aesthete, consider Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts by Leonard Koren from Imperfect Publishing out of Point Reyes, California. (Learn about Koren’s cult-status books in Required Reading.)

Above: For the dad who deserves something big this year, The Guideboat is an exact replica of a rare 1892 design. Not a canoe, the guideboat is rowed rather than paddled; it seats up to three; $4,850 from Guideboat Co. in Mill Valley, California.

Above: From LA’s Scout Regalia, the SR Birdhouse Kit is a ready-to-assemble California craftsman-style birdhouse, a perfect project for kids and dads to do together. The Birdhouse is being offered at a market-only special of $40 (down from $55). 

Above: Chairtastic will have a variety of Reclaimed Chairs at the market, plus their own designs, such as this Sunset Safari Chair

Above: Bar Au Chocolat makes single-origin bars in Manhattan Beach, California (from beans sourced in Madagascar, Brazil, Mexico, and beyond). The company’s eight varieties of Tasting Bars are $12 each.

Graduation Gifts

Above: The Roll Top backpack from Flint is made by hand in San Francisco of lightweight American canvas. It has a laptop sleeve and a side holder for a water bottle; $325. 

Above: Vintage Kantha throws from Elsie Green are stitched from cotton saris, no two alike; $129 each.

Above: The Teddy Hook by SF furniture and accessories designer Alice Tacheny is a combination maple peg and leather strap for scarves and other accessories; $34. 

Above: Big Sur Pillows from Haute Bohemian Groupe are made of yarn that’s hand-spun and knit in the Napa Valley. Available in camel, ivory, heather gray, and heather charcoal, they’re $250 each. 

Above: Little Apple Granola, a venture with a mission to preserve apple orchards in Sonoma County, will be selling bags of Apple Cider Toffee–organic toasted almonds, dried pink apples, TCHO chocolate, and apple cider syrup–for $18.95. 

Here’s a list of the vendors who will be at the Remodelista & Gardenista Market this Saturday, May 9. 

Alice Tacheny Homestead Apothecary Pansy
Bar Au Chocolat Huddleson Petel Design
Block Shop Imperfect Publishing Pope Valley Pottery
Chairtastic In Fiore Rough Linen
Coyuchi Julia Turner Sarah Kersten
Dagmar Daley Kathleen Whitaker Scout Regalia
De Jong & Co Leaves and Flowers Silvia Song
Elsie Green Len Carella Ceramics Studiopatro
Erica Tanov Les Petits Carreaux Summer Sequoia
Flint Lila B The Floracultural Society
Glassybaby Little Apple Granola The Petaler
Guideboat Company Luke Bartels Thistle 10-5
Haute Bohemian Groupe Maria Schoettler True Nature Botanicals
Heliotrope SF Million and Clark TW Workshop