“Located near mass transit tucked between a busy cafe and a consignment store, this shop has a diverse inventory of both newly handcrafted wares, like jewelry, ceramics, and hand blown glassware created by local artisans in the Bay Area. For those looking for something a bit older, there is also an extensive array of African tools and artwork, old books, and the shop’s specialty textiles, as well as seemingly lost relics from past civilizations. Accident and Artifact also carries a variety of apothecary products and boasts fresh floral displays, making time spent inside a delightful adventure.” –Michael Pistorio

“Also in the Mission, the wonderfully jumbled Accident and Artifact is a favorite with prop stylists and curiosity seekers. The owner was a geologist and seller of antique books before opening the store, which is jammed with local artwork, sculptures, artifacts, African tools, textiles, jewellery and apothecary products. It’s always a surprise to visit. Accident and Artifact, 381 Valencia St, (415) 437 9700.” -Ginny Fisher