Collection by Aaron Britt

OK Gallery's SF Pop-Up


On November 17th, I went to the launch party of a very exciting collaboration between two great shops, Los Angeles design destination OK Gallery and the tightly edited San Francisco menswear boutique Maas & Stacks. "Maas & Stacks is OK" is a holiday pop-up shop in which Larry Schaffer of OK has brought a solid selection of highly givable books, household goods, and design objects to the high-end men's store. Schaffer talked about his "committment to design at an array of prices," and as little here exceeds $100 there are plenty of not-too-spendy options. The show runs through the holidays and is well worth a browsing if you're in San Francisco.

Through the holiday season, the San Francisco menswear shop Maas & Stacks is hosting a pop-up gift shop curated by...
Here's a quick glimpse of the outside of Maas & Stacks, which is on Market St. near Church St. in the Castro...
Otto Zoell is a co-owner of Maas & Stacks. He's known Larry Schaffer, the founder of OK Gallery, for most of his life.
Good crowd.
This chess set was pretty amazing: In it, the main Republicans and Democrats involved in the 1972 election make up the...
Many of the objects in the shop are made in the USA like the slinky and ice cream scoop.
A fine example of the mix of decorative objects, tabletop good, and books in the show.
This book, Living and Eating by John Pawson and Annie Bell, was pretty rad. Foodie minimalism.
Here's one of the standouts of the shop, a super abstracted nativity scene.
A pretty awesome Michael Jackson dress-up kit.
Larry Schaffer is holding up a great tabloid from the pop-up shop.
Here's Otto's favorite book in the shop: The ISSC-NBS Method of Designating Colors and a Dictionary of Color Names.
I liked these coasters from the L.A. brand Graf & Lantz. Made of industrial felt, the quartet cost just $18.
The center aisle of the shop was taken up by two tables filled with books and printed matter.
As I was leaving, Maas & Stacks's PR woman, Carly Yu, asked me what my favorite object in the show was.

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