On Getting Better

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Becoming Better doesn’t come easily; it’s an involved process that takes time, work, and prodigious planning. Better; for Living is a select shop that carries  unique art and objects that emphasize quality of wear and form. Collaborating with talented contemporary creators, Better; for Living facilitates the ever-changing environment of artisanship without the ego of the artist, focusing upon materiality over materialism.


Conceived of, designed, and built by Danielle Gaito and Giffen Clark Ott, Better is not simply a boutique, but an ever-changing exhibition of process –one that is meant to be shared.  We thrive upon creative collaboration –together we become Better. While we are firmly grounded in utility and quality of craft, Better is about balance, process, and a beauty that isn’t overwrought.



While we are under construction, we welcome you to come by 3425 Balboa Street, San Francisco to meet those working to make retail Better, and give us a follow at betterforliving.