We first posted about Atomic Garden after it opened in 2008; today the Oakland store is a regular haunt for those seeking well-crafted children's goods, time-honored products like Reiss enamelware, Redecker brushes, Fog Linen Work fabrics, and wares from Dosa.
Co-owners Adrienne Armstrong (she's married to Billy Joe of Green Day) and Jamie Kidson met on the soccer field sidelines while their children played a match. After a few games, the two struck up a friendship that would later turn into a business partnership with the opening of Atomic Garden. For more, visit Atomic Garden online.
Photography by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista.
Above: A table in the foreground displays a collection of wooden products from honey dippers to large serving bowls.
Above: Handmade brushes and enamel kitchenware from Riess; Armstrong and Kidson value the family-owned company who have been making the enamelware for 100 years in Ybbsitz, Austria, for their environmentally responsible manufacturing.
Above: Glassware, tiffin tins, and black camba pottery.
Above: Handmade goat hair and natural fiber brooms in buckets made from reclaimed tires.
Above: Blankets stacked on an antique sofa in front of a yarn-wrapped branch as window decor.
Above: Atomic Garden is located at 5453 College Avenue in Oakland, California.