Whenever we need a creativity boost (or a cute new necklace!), we head over to Fourth street, which is just 1/2 mile from our offices in Berkeley. Fourth street is filled with cool stores that offer every kind of inspiration—from unique shoes, to paper craft accessories, to vivid pillows, to DIY books, to Indian block-printed tunics . . . you’ll find it all here.
Our latest treasures:
Neon kicks from Rabat Shoes, one of our favorite shops for special, funky and fun shoes.
Woven baskets and a new design book from Anthropologie (a great source for all kinds of craft, cooking and decorating books).
Beautiful hand loomed blankets at Nest, a magical emporium of jewelry, homewares and trinkets from around the world.
More treasures from Nest!
Other stores to be sure to check out on Fourth: Castle in the Air, which offers magical crafting classes and materials; Convert, selling cool clothes and shoes for men and women; and The Gardener, the number-one source for organic home decor and rustic lifestyle items in the Bay Area. And don’t forget to stop off for some blueberry pancakes from Bette’s Ocean View Diner!