N. A WAY OF LIVING WITH ELEGANCE OR GRACE; IMPECCABLE TASTE
They're designers, artists, and the interiors-obsessed. Your home is where their hearts are.
Zoel Fages and Sue Puhlhorn Perch
Mixing modern with vintage along with local and international, the Glen Park boutique owners chose to open a traditional brick-and-mortar setting to showcase their extraordinary home accents in a culture overwhelmed by online shopping. Read more
Perch Boutique Opens
Sure, birds can sing, fly, and navigate without GPS. But when it comes to nesting, we’ve got them beat. (Who wants to live in a pile of scratchy twigs?)
Blonde wood shelves hold all manner of home accessories, from flea market vintage porcelain to beautiful Scandinavian tableware.
Take home colorful Dash & Albert rugs to warm floors. Sumptuous Claus Porto bath products will send you soaring. The shop also represents locally produced goods like East Bay’s Mediums to Masses glassware and textile designer Flowie’s hand-screen-printed linen bags.
When you need to communicate with the outside world, an array of lovely stationery is ready for your missives.
So you can rule your roost without leaving it.
Perch, 654 Chenery Street, between Diamond and Castro Streets (415-586-9000 or perchsf.com).
Christine Martinez LAMA
A former interior designer, the founder of the extensive online shop featuring collectibles sourced from Latin countries has a keen eye for exquisite and kitschy home decor. Read more
Y Tu Lama También
LAMA Latin American Accessories
Ever since your Latin lover, Luiz, was deported, you’ve been gorging on arepas and flan just to feel close to him.
Before you become the size of Brazil, satisfy your South American cravings with LAMA — Latin America in the Modern Age.
The online store stocks marvels of artisanal home decor, travel, and gift items sourced from Latin regions the world over.
Deck out your bed in Peruvian pillows and blankets and bring home a new man to forget about your illegal. Lounge outdoors in a brightly colored Guatemalan hammock and lose yourself in a good book. Stash away all the photos of you and Luiz in storage boxes from Argentina. And if all else fails, throw your passport in a Mexican oil cloth holder and head south of the border.
In other words, live la vida loca.
Available online at lamadesigns.com.
Daniel McCool OrangePiel
Aboard his Sausalito houseboat, the graphic design engineer launched his concept of using a proprietary textile and turning it into wall and ceiling art of all shapes and sizes. Read more
Off the Wall
OrangePiel Wall Designs
Orange you glad you found Daniel McCool?
The founder of OrangePiel in Sausalito, he imports a proprietary coated textile on which he can print just about anything you want and turn it into ceiling art or wall appliques.
And the dude knows from design. He worked with Philippe Starck to create the back-lit panels on the ceiling of Sushi Katsu-Ya in L.A., and Stanlee Gatti sourced his talents to print the Andy Warhol panels that framed a tent for the SFMOMA Modern Ball.
He can recreate a watercolor painting, matte it on a wall, or use it to frame a window. Or print a photograph, cut it into three panels, and use rods to hang them as a triptych.
Either way, it’s sure to be a knockout.
OrangePiel (415-869-8824 or orangepiel.com).