The Perish Trust is a modern day general store established in 2008 by photo art director, Rod Hipskind and commercial photographer, Kelly Ishikawa with a passion to diligently collect, craft and curate the best well worn homegoods and the most unique, local handywork. With a mix of the patinated old and the curious new we strive to cultivate and promote our mutual and authentic California Heritage. The effort is a textured gathering of home, hearth and old fashioned hospitality.
Pioneering retail in the Western Addition/NOPA district in San Francisco, The Perish Trust was at the forefront of whole new ideas in retail forging creative collaborations with Warby Parker Eyewear, Scribe Winery, The Ramen Shop, Meatpaper Magazine, Anthology Magazine, OPEN and Chez Panisse among others.
A New Kind of Curiosity Shop Comes to the Mission
Equal parts gallery, gift shop and museum of the mind-bending, The Woods is the creation of sisters Lisa and Sandy Wood, two San Francisco artists with a taste for the strange and singular.
“It’s a store. But really, it’s what people used to call a cabinet of curiosities,” says Lisa Wood, “the kind of place we always wanted to stumble across. A hole in the wall packed with unexpected treasures and bizarre surprises—whimsical and fun, but also haunting and mysterious. It’s basically a little corner of the weird world inside our heads, made real and wackily retail.”
“Think The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari meets Moonrise Kingdom,” adds Sandy. “And if you have no idea what either of those movies is about, don’t worry. There’s something in here for everyone, and it’s all completely one-of-a-kind.”
Indeed, in an age of ever-increasing sameness, The Woods has declared itself an emporium of uber-uniqueness. The sisters have lined the shelves and walls with their own art—which ranges freely from large abstract paintings to diminutive insect dioramas, shadowboxes, jewelry, silhouettes, assemblages and custom-crafted pet urns—packed in among pieces of outsider art, naïve art, and found art, from loved-to-death toys to taxidermy oddities.
“We’re on a mission to bring back thoughtful gifts and elements of home décor,” says Sandy. “We want people to come in, browse, dream, and find something they never could have imagined.”
“And if they don’t find, we’ll make it!” says Lisa. “We’re setting up a studio right in the middle of the store, where we’ll be making customized creations to collect or give as gifts.”
Two sisters. Two lifetimes of transforming dreams into art. And now, those dreams have a magical, mysterious place to call their own. Welcome to The Woods.
The selection at Decodence owes much to the owner's eye for detail and accumulated knowledge gained from years in the business. Showroom artifacts include original furniture and accessories from the Art Deco Era designers such as Donald Deskey, Gilbert Rohde and Paul T. Frankl, as well as rare French art glass from Rene Lalique, Charles Schneider, Daum Nancy and many more. You will also find European and American pottery, a large selection of Bakelite, Catalin and one of the finest collections of collectibles on the market.
Our online showroom offers you a chance to view the pieces in our extensive inventory, with detailed descriptions of everything we have available. You will no doubt find a piece of the 20th Century here, perfect for your 21st Century home.
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I am a classically trained pianist and trumpet player and I offer musical instruction to all ages from my home studio in the Castro. Always wanted to learn to how to play piano? Have a child that wants to learn trumpet or guitar? Curious about what makes music work?
I currently teach piano, trumpet, French horn, guitar, clarinet, as well as music theory and history.
Everything starts with the first step. Gulviki Stud started with a pregnant Akhal Teke mare Amela. She had been covered by Eramay, pureblood Akhal Teke stallion of Sovkhoz II line out of Arim and Evropa. Their offspring, Ares, was born 29th of May 2012 and is exceptionally typey and a good breeding stallion prospect. Amela can be bred to a stallion of your choosing and Ares will be ready for breeding at 3 years of age.