I posted a few weeks back reminding y'all about the grand opening of the Curiosity Shoppe in the Mission District, but I had been yet to actually visit. Since then, it seems I am running into co-owner Lauren all about town. I visited the shop a couple of weekends ago, and then ran into Lauren and her lovely husband/biz partner Derek at Doe again this past weekend (in fact, the two scored Lorena's cool Wonder painting, of which I am so jealous!). Recent transplants from NYC, it's so nice to have such a lovely and talented duo amongst us here in San Francisco.
Derek and Lauren are totally immersed in the art and craft scene, here already. Not only have they just opened the Curiosity Shoppe, they are also Grace's new Design*Sponge DIY editors; and run the fabulous DIY site, Smarts & Crafts. Be sure and check out their online Curiosity Shoppe Craft Room, as well, for some great resources, how-to's and crafty ideas.
The Curiosity Shoppe decor reflects Lauren & Derek's excellent taste and design know-how, with lots of cool built-in cabinets and shelving displaying some amazing featured artists' and crafters' beautiful handy work.
They've filled this old library-like cabinet's drawers with loads of 'mystery items' - pull out one drawer and find shiny red paint brushes; another holds the ever-faithful Pink Pearl eraser. You never know what fun surprise you'll discover - I really love that.
855 Valencia Street
San Francisco 94110
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays