What a great day I had in San Diego exploring the design district in Little Italy! The temperature was lovely, the sun came out to greet me. I walked from my hotel in the Gaslamp district to Kettner Blvd. in Little Italy.
My first stop was Mixture for home furnishings. This is a large warehouse type space with lots of merchandise. Fun “mixture” of modern and sculptural elements. I really loved the artwork and driftwood sculpture on offering.
Okay – how crazy, fun, cool is this pig table? Every room needs a touch of black right?
Or how about a life size horse lamp? I think the horse would be my pick if I had the space…maybe a loft?
I thought these sweet driftwood bird sculptures were just precious…
This wall desk is very clever for a small, clean space. Loving the impact of the artwork that is reminiscent of graffiti.
As I carried on north on Kettner from Mixture I started seeing these great graphic banners on the street in Little Italy. No question what neighborhood we’re in!
I stumbled upon Antiques on Kettner. Display case after case of antiques. All grouped by item type and color…
Isn’t this a fun vintage electric sign?
I’ve been wanting a cake plate and dome for a while now. I was so tempted to purchase this vintage, etched piece but couldn’t figure out how I’d get it home without shipping it.
My favorite find was Architectural Salvage.
Upon entering, I didn’t know where to look. Everything is so GOOD.
Great salvaged tiles.
Intricate register covers.
Bin after bin of cool hardware.
Wow, what a selection?
Sorbet colored light globes. Divine.
The proprietor, Enrique, is incredibly friendly and helpful. There is even a sweet store kitty, Patina. She’s a calico! I love her name. Such a fun and inspirational browse.
Walking back toward the Gaslamp district, came upon this darling neighborhood sign on the main drag of Little Italy.
Stumbled upon a darling local church, “Our Lady of The Rosary”.
I popped in for a quiet moment and to take a quick peak. Such a sweet place of worship.
Beautiful stained glass windows.
While I was looking around the church, guests for a wedding started to arrive. I quickly departed…didn’t want to interrupt. It was a fun end to my design “walkabout”.