miércoles, 27 de noviembre de 2013

A One Bedroom Apartment that is home to a Business, a Couple and a Dog


Thomas and Nicole Colbert share this one bedroom apartment in San Franciscos Lower Haight neighborhood with their little Schnauzer mix, Rufus. They also managed to squeeze in work space for Connected, their online shop featuring handmade, Fair Trade goods. They started Connected in the hopes of pointing consumers away from mass production, and towards skilled artisan craftsmanship. They believe in slow, thoughtful shopping and gifts with stories behind them. All of their products are handmade by artisans utilizing their traditional techniques as a means to develop their communities and achieve economic independence. Things here are personal. They do everything ourselves and both have other full time jobs. When they first moved in to the apartment, they had not yet started their business and the size of the space seemed perfect, but now with the increasing success of  Connected, they are  now bursting at the seams but their love for San Francisco and the neighborhood has kept them here. Their home is filled with thrift finds, music gear, family pieces, products they carry and and items that have special meaning. They dont worry too much about the style of any one piece, if they like it, they try to make it work. Thanks, Thomas and Nicole (and Rufus!) -Amy Image above: This is the Ikea Rast dresser that we painted and put some hardware on. The woven storage baskets are items we carry. We love these and they are everywhere throughout our small flat for storage and organization which is key for us. The lamp was a vintage find and thats my wedding dress hanging on the wall its just too pretty to be put away.   Image above: The trunk was a vintage gift from my mom. Ive been lugging it throughout my numerous moves the past 10 years in San Francisco, and all they way back from my native state, Montana. The couch was a thrift find; the rug is from West Elm; the print is from Matt Wisniewski; and the pillow is one that we carry. See all the photos of Thomas Nicoles San Francisco home after the jump! (more)



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