Last week, my brother, Lane, and I had just one day to spend in San Francisco. I've mentioned our tradition of exploring a street whenever we visit each other. This time, I decided to hop around a bit hitting a smattering of hot spots like super succulant shop Flora Grubb,
bold and old Big Daddy Antiques,
[caption id="attachment_4939" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Lane and friend, Jeff, checking out this light up drafting table"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4940" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="No joke, Lane told me about meeting Harry Bertoia's granddaughter and the tour she led through his studio... of course, we were sitting in his diamond lounge and side chairs. I wanted to take the chairs AND the remarkable green table you see here. Being in Big Daddy's is like being in another world and time..."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4935" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Owner, Designer, Erin Martin has a remarkable sense of scale and drama I've never seen before. Her store, Coup d'Etat in SF AND Martin in St. Helena are must see shops if you love unexpected and wondrous things..."][/caption]
'Course we also hit more pedestrian but no less enchanting Divisadero Street shops The Other Shop and Cookin' on Divisadero Street.
[caption id="attachment_4945" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="We got so distracted, but this shop that we forgot to take pictures! Here's a beautiful little montage of the magic from the folks at KKRB blog"][/caption]
Lane and I always have so much fun together. We laugh, create, play... he inspires me for sure, but he also motivates me. When we hang out the creative energy in me rises to the top and I just want to get to work. It got me thinking about all the 'stuff' that gets me going- that just calls to me, "do it, Shannon! Get to work!" So this week, I'm just going to show you people, projects, and all kinds of things that inspire me and hope they do the same for you.
Whether you're inspired by music, literature, design, construction, craft (or my fabulous brother!) this is the week to let it all in, let everything motivate you to take any little step towards building your life, designing your space, making your dreams... this moment is for you.