While S.F. has its share of PYTs, one of the coolest is definitely Rebecca Goldschmidt, the artsy lady behind the super-fun blog and e-shop Big Things. To see if her pad was anywhere near as cool as her digital venture and the art events she curates around town, we headed out to her West Oakland abode to get a peek. And, boy, were we blown away by a space that can be best described as a treehouse-like structure for adults crossed with a killer party crib. Scope Goldschmidt’s enviable and super-creative digs, and meet this inspiring girl next door in the pics that follow!
The sprawling and artistic living room.
We know you split your time between two "dream jobs." Tell us about the first one.
"Half of my time is spent on my art/culture blog Big Things and online store, the Big Things Shop, which sells jewelry, housewares, and other objects made by friends, small designers, or just things that I've collected while traveling. We've been having a lot of events lately, too—pop-up shops, parties, workshops. I'll even be in Portland this weekend for a Lemonade Stand with some friends and artists up there! I love learning and sharing all kinds of discoveries, be it through words or images, objects, or experiences, so it's been awesome to be able to do that for a quickly expanding audience. I'm excited to plan some more fun stuff in the fall."
Rebecca, in a Food With Faces top (her roommates' label), American Apparel skirt from Goodwill, and loafers from the dearly departed Anica boutique, lounges in her favorite room—the kitchen!
And what's the second half of your gig?
"The other half of my time is spent at Metier, a women's clothing and jewelry boutique in Union Square. I'm the photographer and stylist for our blog and our soon-to-be-launched e-commerce site. There are so many amazing aspects of my job, including first dibs on coveted collections like Isabel Marant and Rag & Bone, feeling the hustle of downtown S.F., and shooting pretty clothes on pretty girls. But most of all, the Metier team is a real family! We have all worked together for years, seen weddings, breakups, and now lots of babies! We eat tons of snacks and groove to good music while trying on awesome outfits and deciding what looks best. It can't really get more perfect than that."
A collage work-in-progress by Rebecca's roommate, Jessalyn Aaland.
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