Photos: What's in store for you at Stina?
Stina, which is nestled in a quaint block at 1409 Ogden Street, is a one-stop shop for one-of-a-kind upcycled furniture, vintage finds, vibrant art and home goods from local artisans. Walk in, and you're hit with the smell of fresh-cut flowers, which owner Christina Hatanaka always keeps around the place. The look is a mix of old and new: art from local creators adorns the walls, re-imagined mid-mod furniture houses sets of highball glasses, and families of air plants nest in cabinets and on cake stands. Stina's emphasis on local creeps into almost everything -- from locally-made bath products by Sweet Cheeks to hand-poured candles to knit goods. "I had been making furniture and selling it at the open air French markets -- they were a lot of work. I'd been thinking of opening up a storefront for a long time, and when I saw this place, it came together fairly quickly," explains Hatanaka.
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She already had some of the inventory when she opened up the shop with her best friend in July, but she soon found a lot more thrifting and scouring estate sales. The local art that adorns the walls fell into her lap; several artists approached her. And next month, she'll start rotating the art once a month.
So if you're looking for one-of-a-kind vintage luggage sets, a mid-century modern coffee table or an interesting piece of art, Stina is your one-stop shop. Keep reading for a look at the place.