This month we are featuring a maker from one of my favorite cities—San Francisco. Melanie Abrante is a talented designer who has mastered the art of creating objects that are both beautiful and functional. Melanie handcrafts high quality wooden and cork vases, bowls and even ornaments! We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Melanie for various shows where we’ve been able to have our flowers sold with her unique vases. What Ji and I admire the most about Melanie is her dedication to creating items that last generations. Her creative process is complex to ensure her items are beautiful and durable. She isn’t afraid to remind us that “quality products take time to make” and she truly represents the spirit of handmade.