Thursday, December 22, 2011

Holiday Countdown at JPI

Here in the JP studio we love being Santa's elves but today I am feeling like this picture of Peggy Guggenheim...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Today was cold and I was on my Vespa running from the Sacramento store to the Union Square one, ending up at our Jackson Square studio. It was fun to run around with my camera going from neighborhood to neighborhood. I felt really lucky. And appreciated that SF if only 7 square miles.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Everything Is Popping Up Pretty!

In addition to our store in Union Square, we are excited be opening our first pop up store with Martha Davis and Birch on Sacramento Street. The Pop Up Atelier is in the heart of Laurel Heights on Sacramento between Lyon and Presidio. We will be open this Saturday and will stay open up to New Years Eve!!

I was looking to open a store just for December somewhere in the city and Laurel Heights has always been one of my favorite neighborhoods. I find myself there a lot usually drooling around at The Ribbonerie, Sue Fisher King , Susan, March--the list is literally tooooo long for me to keep going. We will in the very best of company and we are all so excited about this new event. I can’t even describe Birch as being a store—it feels more like an atelier in Paris. So when I ran into Torryne around town and mentioned my all came together. ‘A perfect little pop up made in heaven’ in Torryne's words.
Martha Davis comes at her work from an award winning career in industrial design before presenting her first footwear collection in ’09. Impeccably made in Italy, the collection is best described as architecture for the feet and is as innovative as it is chic. She and I became instant friends when introduced a couple of years ago-- it will be a lot of fun to set up shop with both of these stylish San Francisco women.
Please drop in if you are in the neighborhood, have a cup of tea and look at the goodies. I will be in there a lot, in the back working on drawings for January--that is how much I love the space. Did I say the store is painted entirely black? A very dramatic, interesting and unexpected choice and beyond lovely with Torryne's signature white arrangements.