Name: Natalie Linden aka The Unreliable Novelist
Location: Mission District — San Francisco, California
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: Almost 3— rented
My friend Jen and I popped by the home of Natalie Linden, aka The Unreliable Novelist, for some French 75s and girl chat last weekend. It was my first visit to what Natalie calls her hen pen and my attention was instantly drawn to the colorful textiles and thrifty treasures in all the nooks of her large studio. It became difficult to hold a conversation as my eyes wandered everywhere. Collections (obsessions?) of tiny vases, books, plates, and things fill the space in unexpected ways. "I come from a long line of collectors--dishware, antiques, taxidermy, jewelry, surfboards, frogs, more dishware, you name it. But in a space like this, I really have to keep it in check," she says.