I spent the perfect Saturday afternoon in San Francisco...first, lunch with one of my very best buds at hipster-magnet Universal Cafe (cornmeal fried oyster sandwich on rustic bread with remoulade...with me so far?).. then a quick walk around the corner to the Heath Ceramics building to visit the Remodelista 2013 Holiday Market.
If you like beautiful, well made things that will last a lifetime, then this Market is for you. Thirty or so carefully chosen vendors and their wares are set up in a relaxing atmosphere in the wide open Heath warehouse which also houses a Blue Bottle (yes!) coffee bar and a couple of large lounges for .. well, lounging! The vibe is modern classics meet local artisans, and it is a wonderfully refreshing experience after so many flea markets recently visited by moi.
Remodelista founder Julie Carlson's new book is out Remodelista: A Manual for Considered Living... and if you have visited their blog (is there really anyone on this planet who has yet to visit it?) you will understand the incredible scope and depth of the collective efforts of the four contributing partners who apparently share the same design DNA... classic modern, pragmatic, well made, reused if possible, and very good looking. Bonus: the book was available at the Market for signing. I snagged a copy and chatted briefly with the Julie herself, then strolled through the marketplace. Come along with me!
|welcome to the Heath Ceramics factory and showroom for the|
Remodelista Holiday Market 2013... that's Julie Carlson
in the middle of the last photo in this section
|first stop for me... my good friend Tricia Rose's|
Rough Linen stand... isn't she beautiful? and her linen
line is expanding greatly... wanted to grab one of those
pinafores and some more napkins... Tricia made the most
beautiful wide horizontal blue & white striped linen
curtains for our bedroom.. to be shown a later blog post!
|the Shed is a Healdsburg, CA "market, cafe, and|
community gathering place offering good food,
quality provisions, tried and true kitchen tools,
classes and workshops" ... and little lighted
olive trees too!
|Jess Brown makes beautiful clothing: simply designed|
gold-shot linen tops, gorgeous knitted alpaca sweaters...
and those little critters!
|that's Michael Zimmerman giving me the "hollywood arms"pose|
in front of his inimitable stack of vintage Louis Vuitton steamer
chests... he's the proprietor of Big Daddy's Antiques
|the lovely Dagmar Daley designs these beautiful handmade children's|
clothing line.. be sure to check out her online store
|stunning pottery from Pope Valley Pottery.. that large bowl holds at least three gallons|
I was told... I WANT that bowl, can't you see it filled with pomegranates and limes?
|beautiful and useful braided bags by Llane Alexis,|
a self-taught artist, "born and raised in a matriarchal
household of Havana, Cuba".. you have to visit
|more stunning pottery to covet... by Richard Carter Studio|
|Erica Tanov has a stunning clothing line.. as well as these cheeky, happy linen prints..|
|I was having so much fun checking out all the "traveler's notebooks,|
Japanese wooden spoons and brass stencils" that I did not
get the name of this charming vendor of curated Japanese items
|more stunning white pottery, this time from|
|I loved meeting Heidi Swanson of Quitokeeto... and author of|
this cookbook... she is gorgeous and blogs at 101Cookbooks
(that's her on the right above)
|these contemporary fine linens are from Huddleston..he uses|
light Italian linen and screens original designs onto
table linens... absolutely beautiful things.. be sure to check out
his website for views of the linens in use!
|here is Heritage Culinary Artifacts... and if you love cooking,|
you will love this site for its collection of nostalgic and
useful items for the culinarist in all of us!
|and that concludes our little tour of the|
Market... time to stop in for a cuppa
Blue Bottle and a stroll outside
Hope you have enjoyed this longer-than-usual blog post, I wanted to give you a really good feeling for being at this very fun market... if you are in San Francisco, look for future Remodelista Markets, also in Los Angeles and New York.
Be sure to click on the links for each vendor... you will love their gorgeous sites and beautiful, artisinal things.. maybe even do a little last minute Christmas shopping too!
My Chic Provence Design Tour is selling quickly!
Come join me this spring! This is the perfect
Christmas gift so begin hinting now, cherie!
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