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The Gardener is a store in the San Francisco Ferry Building that celebrates beautiful and useful things for the home and garden. The Marketplace shop, located in the Nave, offers a refreshing shopping experience for city dwellers seeking uniquely crafted tabletop, cooking, dining, and garden items—from garden tools and baskets, to handmade ceramics and linens, to distinctive furniture. The merchandise changes with the seasons and immediately wins the hearts of those who share a gardener's aesthetic and spirit.

The Ferry Building store is the third The Gardener store in the Bay Area. The first opened in Berkeley in 1984, as the inspired vision of owner Alta Tingle. Alta broke new ground by connecting house to garden with her unique aesthetic for functional objects that serve to enrich the everyday experience. The original store on Fourth Street endures as a nationally-acclaimed and locally-beloved mecca for discerning shoppers. A second store, which opened in 1998, resides in a barn amidst a bountiful garden in the wine country town of Healdsburg—one hour north of San Francisco.
Date: 2005-09-22 19:17:24

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what awesome little gifts!
a bird in the hand 2005-09-22 19:19:51
karibombari 2005-09-22 19:24:03
And I thought only women would get excited about such things ;-)
berserk sink 2005-09-22 19:29:32
~you have been finding interesting aspects to some mundane and random subject matter lately Thomas, I like how you have been able to present an image out of randonmess that grabs my interest and eye~
charming icicle 2005-09-22 19:53:31
oh i always loved the packaging for Fresh Soaps. They use Japanese style paper and designs -- always so cute.
Superchou 2005-09-22 19:58:28
like these patterns and colours, well done
Ten Directions 2005-09-22 21:28:59
i like the sandal one
angelferd 2005-09-22 23:21:21
Mmmmm I love soap. I make soap actually.
♥Rebecca♥ 2005-09-23 03:11:03
I adore soap! I collect soap! I can go broke stocking up soap! Btw... this picture is gorgeous! Love the beautiful colors!
trite support 2005-09-23 09:45:50
Frau Haselmayer 2005-09-23 20:13:55
ethereal bottle 2005-09-23 23:28:00
i love the mix of stores at the ferry building. as an urban planner,i often point to it as a great example of land uses that can be appealing to locals and tourists at the same time.
SF buckaroo 2005-09-24 09:51:17
Very slick image....the bars of soaps with their various colors present an appealing scene....

My compliments...VERY nicely done....!
Jeff Clow 2005-09-28 03:22:32
love those!
cteresa 2005-10-10 04:45:08
so fun and colorful
Mary Hockenbery (reddirtrose) 2005-10-14 13:01:58
Fantastic Photo ! Angle composition and lighting. Wow !
through the ladies eyes 2005-11-20 12:45:46
great colors -- tumbled-ly composed. the detail is what grabbed me, though.
MaureenShaughnessy 2006-03-06 00:31:58
i bet they smell wonderful!
swanky building 2006-08-14 06:49:10
WordMingle, a social vocabulary building tool, pulled this picture for the word Aesthetic
oliwier 2006-12-29 23:07:15
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Soap Suds Inc., and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

love all of the patterns.
heatherlynchriza 2007-03-12 15:45:08
Please post your lovely soapy photos to the group Soap, we'd love to have them added.
dbz885 2007-03-13 06:38:45
Thank you 4 posting in Soap Suds Inc.
heatherlynchriza 2007-03-17 08:27:29
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called YUPPIES, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

this really belongs and would be great in this group
Debbie C.B.'s 2007-06-09 04:37:44
Ah! a wonderful collection, well photographed!
ScaryLily 2007-08-25 11:53:43
good photo thanks.
mobilya 2007-09-21 21:14:17
This is one of the soap pictures I like most.
(I am a soapmaker and I adore the packaging.)
macsoapy 2007-11-19 14:33:45
Beautiful photo! I love their packaging.
BeccaNelson 2008-02-06 10:21:16
DK Rising 2008-05-01 12:01:17
See part of my soap collection here
What's in your basket ?
diamonds_in_the_soles_of_her_shoes 2008-06-08 10:03:43
Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Artesanato (Crafts): Trabalhos Manuais (Handicrafts) e nós adoraríamos ter isto adicionado ao grupo!
Criativa 2008-07-12 04:12:43
Such pretty packaging
t_majic.1006 2008-08-11 06:27:13
I love soap! wowww!!
jabberwocky_84 2008-09-04 23:16:49
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Company Identity and Tags, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
nebulous rifle 2008-10-28 03:40:43
Are these wrapped in paper?
lemamastone 2008-11-08 13:27:11
love these!
These are one of the most beautyful soaps I ever saw
spiky taste 2008-12-23 09:13:32
Like it

DLH65 2009-05-04 00:31:20
Great colours and patterns.

-Voted 'save2' (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group) using photoratr
Tim McDonald 2009-05-04 00:41:44
Very nice picture, it made my allergies act up just looking at them

-Voted "save3" (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)
Snorkelbuddy 2009-05-04 00:47:33
Common people. Its a pile of soad and the DOF is too shallow.

Ѕhims 2009-05-04 01:00:47
as above
Mo Tabesh 2009-05-04 01:29:54
the dof is weird given how close all the soaps are.

jacob mooty 2009-05-04 02:35:58
You sound like you swallowed the shop's brochure and are now frothing at the mouth. Whilst the actual soap might enrich me, the picture of the soap does not.

-Voted "delete3" (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)
strong force 2009-05-04 02:39:32
hey prof yackle, speaking about swallowing, did you swallow your tag adding button!? why don't you enrich us all and add the occasional tag?
RuanNiemann 2009-05-04 03:11:02
reminds me of childhood greed. it looks like wrapped Christmas presents under the tree. makes me feel good, and technically its very good.

therefore its a save.
RuanNiemann 2009-05-04 03:11:23
Not sure what is interesting here.

So this is from 2005? Have we progressed so much that this doesn't seem special anymore?

-Voted "delete4" (by the Delete Me Uncensored Group)
skedonk 2009-05-04 03:20:44
...beautiful colours and patterns!...makes you want to have some and take a bath...;-)...great!!
trinity37 2009-05-04 03:30:52
it would work as a stock photo; sharp and colourful, but not really that interesting. Sorry.

Serena H 2009-05-04 03:44:03
sorry th this one isn't doing it for me

andertho 2009-05-04 03:48:17

daveish182 2009-05-04 04:07:10
I was thinking the same as Clearlight. Man it was easy in 2005.

leesure 2009-05-04 05:01:05
too busy ;)

Juancho Gatica 2009-05-04 05:13:45
Lovely packaging! :)
Flufftail 2009-05-28 01:33:09
Don't understand all the views and favs. Something is going on there. The DOF is pretty bad. If your new to close-up work think about the following for DOF...

1.) Aperture
2.) Focal Length
3.) Camera to subject distance

Just trying to help!
David Paul Ohmer 2009-06-23 01:02:32
David, EXCELLENT points, all of them. Seriously. thank you.
Thomas Hawk 2009-06-23 11:01:55
You're welcome Thomas. Awesome work you do, and I appreciate your blog. Very informative!
David Paul Ohmer 2009-06-27 08:29:22
Love the colors!
mskogly 2009-09-06 03:52:20
Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***SPETTACOLARE*** Express your Best! Post 1 & Award 3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
principonemio 2009-10-25 16:14:45
so cute
Bluish Days 2009-11-09 22:02:10
I love all the colors! 2010-02-14 07:42:09
i love the presentation...
You should check out the kinky peanuts blog... you may be into it.
the kinky peanut 2010-02-24 00:03:03
marzycards 2010-03-30 09:47:30
HOLA A TODAS LAS JABONERAS DEL MUNDO, este es un arte maravilloso donde nos permite no sólo pasárselo bien sino conocer otros paises y gente maravillosa, así como jabones Espectaculares y acabados de ensueño. Espero poder algún día compartir mis jabones aquí o al menos mostrarlos pues hay mucho ARTE y JABÓN maravilloso.

roda2004 2010-05-16 05:55:59
IWill steal one
Alia Alegtebe 2010-08-06 03:39:21
Great Shot!
LCBerger 2010-10-27 03:27:54
So pretty~
Sherry Schmidt 2011-03-31 07:21:23
Hi - I'm an admin for Picturing Place: Northeast San Francisco,
and we think this photo would be a great addition to our group!
Exploratorium Observer 2012-01-06 06:22:40
I seriously like your snap shots! :) <3
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