The Aftel Archive is the most recent endeavor of esteemed natural perfumer, author, and long-time Berkeley resident Mandy Aftel, and is the only perfume museum in the U.S.
The new outpost of the popular SF ice creamery will feature Oakland-themed flavors exclusive to this location.
The new incarnation of Giovanni pays homage to its past, but with modern updates, an indoor bocce court and a full bar specializing in vermouth and amaro.
In this edition of our short-video series, Handmade East Bay, Melati Citrawireja documents Highwire baristas Reath Ros and John Herr at work.
At Resole, his little shop in Berkeley, Thomas Wandall crafts finely made bespoke leather shoes and sandals and keeps an ancient art alive.
In a new short-video series, Handmade East Bay, Melati Citrawireja documents the team at The Local Butcher Shop in Berkeley preparing an order for Alice Waters' restaurant.
Talking with Emiko Saraswati Susilo, director of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, a Balinese music and dance company tucked unobtrusively into a South Berkeley neighborhood.
As a young child, Strong spent Sundays at her grandfather's side, watching and learning as he worked in his wood shop.
“The way a ceramic piece comes into being is a really nice arc," says the Berkeley potter. “And I think people also love how when the story is finished they can hold and use these things."
Mandy Aftel’s love of perfume is all-encompassing.
The local beekeeper is an expert in both beekeeping history and the complexities behind how hives function — Rosenthal truly is a bee whisperer.
This is the fifth article in our series on expert craftspeople in Berkeley, written and photographed by Melati Citrawireja, a summer 2015 photography intern for Berkeleyside. Don’t miss her stories on St. Hieronymus Press, the workspace of David Lance Goines; Klaus-Ullrich Rötzscher and the Pettingell Book Bindery; coppersmith Audel Davis; and ethnobotanist and natural fabric dyer Deepa Natarajan.