ISSUE 43  |  Candy Colors

Shopper’s Diary: Spartan Opens in San Francisco

October 26, 2011 8:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

When we discovered recently that Currie Person, owner of the Austin, Texas-based shop Spartan, had opened an outpost in San Francisco, we immediately dashed over to check it out. Located in Valencia Bottoms, the fashionable and burgeoning stretch between 15th and Market streets, Spartan is part of a retail collective called The Voyager Shop, anchored by hipster clothing store Revolver and including the Mollusk Gear Shop and the Michael Rosenthal Art Gallery.

Photography by Mimi Giboin for Remodelista.

Above: Spartan's wooden display cases and light fixture were designed by Adam Lam; the entrance to the Mollusk Surf Shop at the rear is designed to resemble a submarine.

Above: Spartan's eclectic mix of housewares features a mix of pieces by artisans near and far.

Above: Wood serving board ($64) and spreader ($9).

Above: Ceramic pieces designed to resemble their enamel counterparts; the bowl is $11, the mug is $10, and the plates are $15.

Above: Among the offerings at Spartan: a Pigeon Toe ceramic hanging planter, alarm clocks from Newgate ($64 each), and a handmade pepper mill for $65.

Above: The waxed canvas Tokyo Bag by the Good Flock is $198.