A kitchen is only as stylish as the things it keeps. Here, a dozen ways to up your game — guaranteed to impress even if the food doesn't (they'll help with that part, too, though).
Every kitchen needs an heirloom cabinet. This is one for the 21st century, with clean lines and handsome interior accents, courtesy of local woodworker Elliot Stith.
2. Selvedge Aprons by GDS
GDS makes aprons for some of the best brands in the area, including Three Babes Bakeshop and The Mill, and their first line of direct-to-consumer cooking bibs are now available for preorder. She's gonna like the way you look in an apron. Trust.
Made from Death Valley clay, these are hand-thrown bowls meant to recall the environment around Bolinas, from West Marin maker Geoff Evans. Good for cereal; good for storing matchboxes and other knickknacks around the house.
Dani Padgett and Maverick Watson work together as the Oakland-based Steer and Arbor. They make hearty kitchen utensils that don't lack for function, like this spatula crafted from ash and oiled with handmade beeswax and mineral oil.
Melanie Abrantes seamlessly mixes cork and walnut for this handy, functional cheese plate. And every man should abide by the cheese plate — aka how to make it look you put effort into making dinner without actually putting any effort into making dinner.
A spalted maple cutting board with a hole — useful for hooking, but also intended to reference a magic eye.