In 1946, after the war, Jack Mitts decided to establish his own antique business in Berkeley, California, leaving his family's antique business behind in St. Louis. Jack, along with his wife Shirley, purchased property on the corner of Adeline and Ashby and hung up a sign proclaiming "Jack's Antiques" was open for business. Over the many years since, "Jack's" has become a destination for collectors seeking quality American Decorative and Fine Arts.
Still in the same location today, Shirley and her daughter Nancy carry on that fine tradition. Jacks's is the "go to" place for both buying and selling estates and single items. Jack's specializes in the buying and selling of quality furnishings, fine art, porcelain, silver but carries an eclectic assortment of many items like French armoires, Chinese furnishings, and English antiques. You never know what you will find at Jack's! We have had fun and interesting items such as model wooden sailing ships, painted wooden fish from Mexico, wood carved Italian and Chinese mirrors, rattan furniture from the Victorian Era, early Grandfather clocks, California paintings, and early wrought iron implements. Visit our store and explore the collection!
Established in 1998, we are committed to offering the best selection of Eco-Friendly floor coverings (bamboo, cork, reclaimed and sustainable tree woods, wool carpets, and natural linoleum). Our friendly and knowledgeable showroom consultants will guide you through the many options to find best fit for your aesthetic, site, and budget needs. Our expert installers can install the full range of flooring, as well as custom stain or refinish with natural and low-toxic finishes. As the longest running green flooring store in the Bay Area, we have a wealth of knowledge to help guide you through the process of finding the right green floor for your project. Proud to be green building pioneers, woman-owned, in-house contractor. Only green, only flooring - Your Green Flooring Partner since 1998!
Michael Parayno has been making birdhouses since 1997 as part of a garden project on Sacramento Street across the North Berkeley BART Station. Neighbors enjoyed the birdhouses that he started selling them in December 2001. Hence, the business opened just in time for the birds living in the new milenium. He has been written up in over 30 magazines and newspapers and his birdhouses are carried by Magic Gardens, Berkeley Horticultural Society, and Westbrae Nursery.
The BioFuel Oasis is a biodiesel station and urban farm store. We specialize in organic chicken feed, beekeeping supplies, urban farming classes, and biodiesel made locally from recycled vegetable oil. We are a worker-owned cooperative.
A Retail Nursery serving Berkeley, Oakland, the East Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area with quality Cactus and Succulents, Bamboos for the Bay Area, Houseplants, Grasses, Perennials + Groundcovers, California Natives, Organic Veggie Starts, Herbs and Seeds, Terrariums, Carnivorous Plants. And a full line of Terra Cotta Pottery, Garden Tools, Soils and Amendments, Gift Cards, Gifts,
Garden/Xeriscape Services, Succulent Wreaths.
Earthsake was the very first retailer of natural fiber organic mattresses & bedding made & grown in the USA! Since 1990, Earthsake offers the finest in natural organic bedding you can buy & they have local organic ingredients too. While many others have followed Earthsake's lead and now carry organic mattresses & bedding, Earthsake is still the only one keeping it very local right down to it's raw organic threads - always made & sourced in the USA - right here in California even as close as Marin & Sonoma County.
We have since expanded to all areas of the home with towels & bath products, home products, robes, slippers, baby toys, gifts & much more.
We have mattresses & bedding handcrafted from local PureGrow wool and organic cotton along with all natural bedframes and organic linens. Earthsake Organic Mattresses, pillows, toppers & comforters contain layers of organic or PureGrow wool and organic cotton inside soft organic cotton covers. The organic cotton fill has no pesticides, and our organic and PureGrow wool fill is naturally fire retardant - so Earthsake Organic Mattresses and bedding do not contain chemical fire-retardants.
All natural, naturally healthy, locally made with local organic ingredients for a small carbon footprint and support for our local organic farmers!
The Ecology Center Store providse products, tools, and books that encourage environmentally and socially responsible lifestyle practices. The Store stocks organic gardening supplies; non-toxic household products; safe, environmentally-friendly toys; and products made from recycled paper, recycled glass, and organic fibers. We also carry a unique selection of gardening, cooking, DIY, natural building, and children's books.
The Ecology Center is a non-profit organization focused on sustainable living. Our store carries water bottles and food storage containers, organic cotton and hemp clothing, recycled glass and paper products, non-toxic household and garden supplies, eco-friendly toys, and books. The Center also has a library and environmental resource center. Ecology Center members get a 10% discount all regularly priced merchandise and 20% on books sold in our store and at the Ecology Center Farmers' Market booth.
Our primary business is designing, selling and installing food service supplies and equipment. Our current customers are commercial food service operations such as hotels, restaurants, chains and institutions. We launched our website to give our customers the ability to shop on line at their own time and pace.
Ensler Lighting is a locally owned and operated business that has been on Solano Avenue in Berkeley since 1973.
We are experts in all forms of lighting repair, including incandescent, halogen, LED, and flourescents.
We carry a large inventory of cloth, mica, silk and glass lampshades, including a variety of mid century appropriate shades.
In addition, we have an ever-changing selection of restored vintage lighting fixtures, dating from the early 1900's to the present.
Our stock of lamp parts for DIY projects is far geater than what is found in most hardware stores, and we are happy to provide consultation (at no charge) for your DIY projects.
All of our repairs are warrantied parts and labor for six months, and our shades and vintage fixtures are fully refundable withing 2 weeks.
Please note that we are only open Wednesday to Saturday, noon- 6PM - please don't Sunday, Monday, or tuesday, as we will not be open on those days.
Helly Welly Lamps are designed and crafted using handmade papers of natural fibers from around the world. All designs meet UL Standards for safety. Helly Welly offers table and floor lamps, wall sconces, ceiling lamps, shades and pendants, and custom shades, all for both residential and commercial spaces. Helly Welly Lamps have been described in L.A. Style Magazine as "The Jetsons Meet Noguchi". Fine Furniture International Spring 2004 says of Helen Holt the creator of Helly Welly Lamps, "Lighting becomes exciting... turn on the light with Helen Holt's voluptuous Morning Glory standing lamp, in purple and deep red handmade paper."
Some designs are based on the human figure, and other suggest familiar objects such as drums, tee pees, buildings, and bbq pits. Also, The Garden of DeLights, constructed from garden fencing, tomato cages, and other wire topiary forms, and strands of beautiful flower lights. Look out for Camp Lamps, shades made especially for the outdoors, to fit onto lanterns and flashlights.