Shaine’s Gift Guide

Shaine's holiday gift guide

 

//  Shaine’s Gift Guide  //

Quin Candy’s Dreams Come Chews :  Sweet and fruity goodness you won’t be able to stop eating!  In one packet you get a bunch of flavors like strawberry, fruit punch and tangerine.  They’re so tasty and dangerous, I can never just eat one.

Air Dancer Pin :  This enamel pin by artist Evah Fan is definitely one of my favorite things in the shop right now.  I love the how smiley this guy is, especially dancing on the same hill as twirling Maria from The Sound of Music (take a look at the amazing card the pin comes on!).

Gradient Planner :  I’m a list-maker so having a planner is crazy helpful for keeping everything organized.  This planner is perfect with its beautiful cover and room for daily, weekly and monthly planning!

Weft + Hide Monstera Wallet :  I love how compact, practical and soft this leather wallet is, plus who can get enough of graphic monstera imagery!

Triangle and Circle Studs :  These beautiful golden brass earrings are designed by one of my favorite local SF designers Hikaru Furuhashi.  All of her work is hand fabricated and finished.

Good Luck Bandana :  This lightweight cotton bandana is perfect for wearing all day and you seriously can’t go wrong with that amazing indigo blue.

Adee Roberson

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“By re-contextualizing images in abstract environments of symbolism and landscape, I create works to transcend time and space. My work is motivated by dreams, intuition, travel, and hues of the moment. The color palettes resemble that of familiar homes and landscapes in the Caribbean, particularly Jamaica. The use of vivid colors in Caribbean home-scapes provide a kind of celebratory visual solace that rest outside the impact of colonization. The celebratory use of luminous color provides temporary peace and long term healing in a postcolonial culture. While honoring my ancestral past and spiritual roots, my work is a visual dialogue that reshapes and expands the constructs of Blackness.”

To check out more of Adee Roberson click here

*Images and bio from http://www.adeeroberson.com/

Derek Macario

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Derek Macario is a San Francisco based artist working primarily in film photography and the zine format. He completed his BFA at SF State University, studying studio art with an emphasis in photography, and minored journalism.

Macario also runs a local art blog called San Francisco Art & Culture Channel.

To see more of his work, click here.

Matthew Houston

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Matthew Houston is an illustrator and artist living and working in Mesa, Arizona. You can see more of his work here.

*All images from artist’s website

Jen Garrido

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Mixed Media work by San Francisco-based artist Jen Garrido, also of Jenny Pennywood.

From her artist statement:

I construct my paintings and drawings by using a delicate balance of choice and process.

In response to personal narrative and internal dialogue, to the push and pull of the compositions internal gravity, and to the medium of the paint or drawing materials, I project images and forms onto the surface. As I compose, I weave shapes through the picture plane, the gestures I record can read alternatively as flat or as dimensional and sculptural. I favor nature-based forms and rhythms and I am drawn to shapes that tangle, overlap, sit, lean and lay.

To see more of Garrido’s beautiful work, click here

*all images taken from artist’s site

Hannah’s Gift Guide

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// Hannah’s Gift Guide //

Leather Knot Backpack: Easy, minimal and so soft- the perfect pack for the street-style connoisseur on your list.

The Sonoran Sunset Necklace: I love everything West Perro makes- I wear my Sonoran necklace at least once a week <3

The Greater Good Soaps:  These soaps are almost too pretty to use. Almostttttt…

Trees Knees Gingerbread Maple Syrup:  Drizzle on seasonal pancakes, cocktails, ice cream…basically everything.

Tiny Olive Wood Spoons:  I love tiny things and these French-made spoons are no exception.  They make great stocking stuffers, too.

Le Loop Hairpin:  I have waist-length hair and this elegant brass pin holds it all up, no problem!

Tall Oiled Black Wallet:  This wallet makes me feel classy.  And organized.

Marbled Pipe:  Sometimes we all just to sit back and relax…with the prettiest marbled pipe for company ;)

Sarah Schneider

sarah-schneiderSarah Schneider is an artist living and working in Baltimore, Maryland. Besides painting, she also makes zines and does video work. You can see more of her work here.

*All images from artist’s website

 

Tosha Stimage

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Tosha Stimage uses a variety of mediums to examine and reflect on the limitations of language, and the often confused, distinction between experience, and knowledge. She suggests that there are no isolated meanings or consequences with identity. By conceptually and physically weaving and collaging, new possibilities emerge in the resulting field of perception. Stimage is interested in separating memory from the act of experience as an ongoing investigation of racial ideologies.

Stimage has worked as a teaching artist, and is a member of the CTRL + SHFT Collective (Oakland, CA). Her work has been shown at Guerrero Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Incline Gallery (San Francisco, CA) Galeria de la Raza (San Francisco, CA) SOMArts Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Quality Gallery (Oakland, CA) Bureau for Open Culture’s Taking Shelter Project, curated by James Voorhees & Eric Araujo. (Columbus, OH) and Rhythmix Cultural Works (Alameda, CA).

To see more of Tosha Stimage’s work click here

*Images and bio taken from http://toshastimage.com

Laurent Chéhère

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Laurent Chéhère is a French artist, born in 1972 at the foot of the Parisian hill of Ménilmontant.  He travels extensively, documenting the façades characteristic of every neighborhood he encounters.  Reimagined as whimsical floating structures, these buildings are at once familiar and impossible.

 

To see more of his work, click here.

 

 

Diana Kingsley

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From her website:

I set up photographic still lifes or closely cropped nature shots that are carefully arranged, but somehow fraught—both over-specific and elusive. I’m drawn to situations where control is confounded by dysfunction and studied elegance is poised precariously on the verge of the absurd. The well-placed non sequitur, self-consciousness, and slyly humorous formal affectations are ongoing preoccupations.

My subject matter could be almost anything—a cat staring at bowls of milk, a badly placed brooch on a sweater, a cheese morsel fallen on a couch. I tend to use whatever’s close at hand, so autobiographical allusions inevitably sneak in. I’m not interested in forcing any particular narrative; I’m more interested in a sensibility that runs through the work: low-level despair, boredom, resignation, thwarted desire, overwrought sensuality, utter futility. I tend to push that with the titles. I’m going for the rigor of minimalist design, the angst of an existential one-act, and the humor of a Chaplinesque slip on a banana peel. Think Charlie Brown meets Robert Mapplethorpe.

You can see more of Kingsley’s work here.

*All images from artist’s website