greetings from leslie at spotted sf! there are so many amazing things that have recently opened up in san francisco and i’m delighted to be sharing photos of one of them in our blog series, spotted. today i’m bringing you the lovely victoria nicoll and she is the owner of the wonderful and whimsy new vintage shop called wallflower.
what initially started as a monthly pop up in her own home, wallflower is now a full-fledged boutique located in the back room of the treasure-filled carousel consignment shop in the city’s mission district. victoria’s love and flair for fashion, design and decor allows her to playfully combine vintage ’60s and ’70s frocks with jewelry and accessories, along with a collection of home and garden goods, both found and new. her boudoir-like space is the perfect little spot for playing dress-up, as there are racks and rows full of pretty pieces to try on. i especially love the yummy scents filling the air, as she stocks p.f. candles and my favorite soaps from etta + billie. in addition to running and curating her own space, this lady of many talents can also be found designing the window displays and merchandising all the gorgeous goods at nearby belljar.
• all photography by leslie santarina.
i stumbled upon this great space, mostly because of these windows, and this beautiful loft-like space below. it lead me to fantastic frank’s — sweden’s renowned real estate site. now wouldn’t you like to rent a place like this? or, at the very least visit it? it’s called the sawmill, or sågverket — a kind of inn, cafe and conference space — Sweden’s most cozy hostel located in Härnösand, the High Coast, in Northern Sweden. i’d love to rent a space like this and host gatherings for creative entrepreneurs, bloggers and makers to meet and brainstorm. i think a serene spot like this would really invite great inspiration and clarity of mind — perfect for idea making. i can keep dreaming, but in the meantime, have a look around and for the full tour visit their website, and fantastic frank’s.
• photography via fantastic frank.
the hardest part of compiling this pinworthy post is choosing just one to highlight every other week.
fate, an online store carrying nothing but the most beautiful and timeless home accessories, is definitely one of my favorites. in my own life i have tried to cut back on filling space and concentrate on surrounding myself with things i simply love, things that are designed well — that i can see treasuring for years to come. fate. obviously embraces this concept as well.
it is no surprise that fatelondon’s pinterest boards are equally elegant. the store actually came from the boards. the founders of fate. began collecting items that inspire on pinterest and decided to take it to the next level — hence the shop. i can’t get enough of either.
a few of my favorite boards:
xo mrs. french
do you ever notice that you’ve got quite a rather common color theme going on in your pinterest pins? all of a sudden you realize you may have absentmindedly pinned a very clear color scheme. that happened for me today when i looked up and noticed it looked like a slice of summery watermelon up there on my computer monitor. i love it when that happens — feels quite serendipitous, or maybe just reflects your mood. these pins were staring back at me today, and i felt compelled to share their summery beauty.
i’m not sure what i love more — these scarves or the beautiful way they’ve been styled and photographed. these are SuTurno scarves, founded in madrid by julia vergara and javier gutierrez bayo. the design duo specialize in print design and work on international design projects for the likes of marc jacobs and zara home, but SuTurno is their personal line of limited edition products like these scarves made by local artisans combining natural products and striking prints. SuTurno also creates a lovely collection of handbags, and pillows. aren’t they lovely? i need a ride in a convertible, top down. stat!