Oakland Magazine - New Offerings for the New Year
New Offerings for the New Year
Introducing East Bay Made, Manor, and our first Person of The Year
In the spirit of the new year, Alameda Magazine has several new offerings in store for readers.
First, we’re introducing a new feature called East Bay Made to lead our Connoisseur section, presenting an opportunity to showcase goods created by the abundance of talented makers among us. Their wares are finding their way into exclusive Bay Area boutiques and into the homes of savvy, East Bay consumers. These crafts enrich our lives, and these artisan pioneers deserve kudos for turning once-languishing industrial spaces into beehives of incubating activity. First up is Matt Kalkstein, founder of MAKBuilt. His tiny repurposed Altoids speakers were featured in our recent gift guide, but Kalkstein has another product we are smitten with: repurposed, portable boomboxes. He custom-designs them from vintage suitcases and lunch boxes from flea markets, garage sales, reclaimed barn wood, and fence boards.
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