If you're one of those people who would rather buy their apartment an amazing new side table, rather than themselves a new pair of shoes, Maker & Moss is a shop you're gonna like. Whether you're upgrading your apartment or just want to get your new favorite coffee mug, it's a great place to go for everything nest-related. Owner Matt Bissinger answered some questions about the style and background of the Hayes Valley store.

So what do you guys focus on here? 

Maker & Moss focuses on artisanal furniture and décor, locally made whenever possible. We have a very organic yet industrial look that works well with a lot of different styles. In addition, we feature really awesome sofas and chairs by eco-friendly LEE Industries. The buying is influenced heavily by the tastes of buyer Brodie Silva as well as my own. 

Why did you open the shop? 

First and foremost, I’ve had a lifelong love for art and design, and a belief that good design should be fun, accessible, and affordable. I was seeing a lot of local craftsmanship that I loved and wanted to share. Bottom line is I love doing it. 

What’s a good tip that a regular would give about your shop? 

We continue to bring in new products and designers so come back and see what’s new. If you’re redecorating, you’ve just bought a new home, or you just want a refresh we hope Maker & Moss is a stop for you. If you want to see and support some of the innovative, high quality work that local artisans are creating in the Bay Area and beyond, drop in!

Anything else people should know about you or the shop? 

Ask questions! If you don’t see it, we may know how to get our hands on it or we may be able to guide you towards something else that might interest you. Oh, and we’re very pet friendly!

Maker & Moss will be serving wine and cheese as well as offering discounts on select merchandise tomorrow night at our Hayes Valley Microhood. Come check it out!