Unlike the increasingly corporate and buttoned down shops taking over the area, Andrianna Shamaris' primitive home furnishings shop feels like the personal project of an artist. Her products are luscious and organic, and perfectly embody her philosophy: Perfection is imperfection.Filled with the fruit of her itinerant life and travels to Africa and Asia, Shamaris' store is an assembly of her unique designs, lightly transformed natural objects and raw materials. There is everything from raw wood planks to large, solid carved wood screens, beautifully shaded lamps, intense candles and picture frames.
Andrianna is a designer, a manufacturer and a retailer. As stated on the website, she designs, develops and totally sees the product -- [from] a beautiful organic teak table to a hand made photo album -- from the beginning to its final creation. Everything is unique. There is no middle man, making her prices unbelievable.
(Edited from this post originally published by Maxwell on 5.26.05)