Meet the Makeshift Society

Lauren Murrow | September 19, 2012 | Lifestyle Style & Beauty Story Style Fashion Shopping

As a web designer turned jewelry maker turned stationer turned boutique owner turned indie business consultant, Rena Tom is the embodiment of San Francisco's do-what-you-love startup culture. Having sold her housewares and gifts store, Rare Device, last year, she has now teamed up with interior designer Victoria Smith (aka shelter blogger SF Girl by Bay) to launch Makeshift Society (235 Gough St., at Hickory St.), a Hayes Valley clubhouse and coworking space geared toward polymaths like herself--architects, fashion designers, photographers, illustrators, small-batch producers, and more (bloggers all). After months of construction and decorating--many of club's future members pitched in--the space opened its doors this week. Here, 10 pioneering society members.

More: Take a look inside the Hayes Valley clubhouse.


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