brand new: the curiosity shoppe!
i love nothing more than finding out that a friend or friend of a friend has opened a new design business or store. yesterday i got emails from both kate lydon (of saturate design fame) and lauren (her good friend) about lauren's fantastic new shop- the curiosity shoppe. i first met lauren when she was living in new york and working for todd oldham's studio but it seems that now she's moved to san francisco and opened a great new home shop with her partner, derek fagerstrom. full of delightful home, office, personal and kitchen accessories, the curiosity shoppe is full of affordable design fun. i love the emphasis on designs inspired by nature (acorns, birds, river rocks...) and the fact that i can afford almost everything in the shop in a snap. in addition, they have a great collection of affordable art that will be growing with the shop. i love any store that devotes a portion of their collection to artwork by up and coming artists. it's a must, must see for anyone looking for fun designs for the home. click here to visit and shop. [congratulations to lauren and derek on the great new store!]