Obsolete, the fantastic new design shop that just opened in Potrero Hill, takes as its inspiration these words from photographer Diane Arbus:
“There are and have been and will be an infinite number of things on earth. Individuals all different, all wanting different things, all knowing different things, all looking different.
Everything that has been on earth has been different from any other thing. That is what I love: the differentness, the uniqueness of all things and the importance of life… I see something that seems wonderful; I see the divineness in ordinary things.”
In its celebration of differentness and uniqueness, could there be a more appropriate place for Obsolete than San Francisco? We think not, and from the large turnout at the store’s recent opening, the whole City agrees.
It seemed that everyone of influence in the design world was there, celebrating the welcome new addition. As Vanessa Getty, who co-hosted the private opening, said to the Chronicle, “Obsolete’s got a different vibe. It’s a breath of fresh air.”