I was in Seattle last week and had the pleasure of going into a Eric Steiner's shop in the Ballard neighborhood.  Eric Steiner sells beautiful handmade cards, jewelry and even little sculptures.  His work embodies everything I appreciate in design and art - whimsical creativity that is very unique and even quirky.

Not only are his creations beautifully designed -- even the way he thoughtfully displays and merchandises his items is artful.  The below necklaces are layed out on multiple layers of glass for a beautiful dimensional effect.

And the way Curtis Steiner displays his art is as varied and artful as the creations themselves.

Check out these little sculptures!  I love how each has it's newspaper style story.

Curtis Steiner inspired me deeply to bring even more excellence and thoughtfulness to everything I do - from design to cooking to playing outside!