The edge of San Francisco, a place where the cool misty air is filled with the smell of the sea and thickened by salt. Fog nestles around this section of the city, creating a feeling of separation from the hustle and bustle. 48th avenue in the Outer Sunset was home for Jennifer Meyer, when she relocated to Brooklyn she brought along its memory. Her beautifully curated shop 48 & Sea carries the name of the street. As a former long time resident of San Francisco I love that she paid homage to her old stomping grounds. But this is only a small part of why I adore Jennifer and her online store.
48 & Sea is stocked with thoughtfully created artisan goods, all made by women. Beautiful hand thrown ceramics, home decor, modern sophisticated jewelry, accessories, apothecary products, plus so much more. Jennifer carefully selects the companies she carries, choosing small batch pieces that are consciously produced by true crafts(wo)men. She has a wonderful eye and as a result I want one of everything she carries! Not only that but she shares each companies story on her site, so shoppers know where their goods are coming from. Something that I feel is so valuable.
48 & sea has introduced me to some of my new favorites; like Bright Star and Buffalo, a mother and daughter metalsmithing duo based in a rural desert town in Arizona. And Flora Poste Studio, she makes the softest shibori dyed napkins, hand towels and home goods from cotton flour stacks.
I love seeing women supporting one another and of course I love artisan products, Jennifer has created a beautiful shopping experience by blending the two.