Unexpected Guests: Eszter Rabin.
Today we’re not venturing too far away for our Unexpected Guests visit. We’re spending time in the home of Eszter Rabin of Emma Rose Papery, a local San Francisco design and letterpress studio, specializing in wedding and social stationery, and business collateral/website design. Eszter and I are the best of friends, and have known each other for many years now. You’ve seen her lovely home before on sfgirlbybay, but today I’m sharing the beautiful, brand new home she and her husband Dan have recently purchased in San Francisco. Every time I walk into Eszter & Dan’s new place, I totally swoon (and am consumed by some really ugly jealousy!). It’s not just the lovely, eclectic and somewhat European feeling it effuses, it’s the wonderful light! It is so open and airy, with fantastic French doors that open to a terrace overlooking all of downtown San Francisco. It is such a stylish, warm, and wonderful home, and I’m really excited to share it with you.
What neighborhood do you live in?
Eureka Valley, which is near Noe Valley and the Castro.
What’s your favorite bargain find or product?
Most everything in our house was a bargain find at garage sales, flea-markets and craigslist. But I love our vintage KitchenAid Mixer, it’s from the 60’s and still works perfectly!
Who is your favorite artists? And why?
I really don’t have any favorites, I admire many, many people for different reasons. One person whose art I never get bored of is Andy Goldsworthy, his ability to create art from nature that changes just as our lives and life on earth changes is unparalleled.
Who do you admire and why?
My mom and my husband. My mom is incredibly resourceful and creative, she inspires me in many, many ways. My husband is so calm and well grounded, and he is the only person who can always make me smile.
What’s souvenir did you bring back from your last trip?
I got a set of hand embroided raw silk napkins from a shop in Vietnam where they help physically and/or mentally challenged people by selling their crafts to tourists.