San Francisco Chronicle | Life’s a treasure hunt for artist as she furnishes her San Francisco home
San Francisco artist Carrie Leeb snagged her favorite piece of furniture from an unusual spot: a church bathroom.
“I just thought it was the coolest — the Scandinavian style, the great lines — so I called up the church, offered a donation of 25 bucks, and they accepted,” says Leeb, who lugged the piece on public transportation to her apartment. She later saw the same chair for sale at a designer thrift store, dangling a $900 price tag.
For Leeb, these moments aren’t uncommon. She sees life as a constant treasure hunt, and as an award-winning graphic designer and illustrator who has crafted covers for Chronicle Books and maps for magazines such as Travel & Leisure, she’s adept at finding inspiration in items other people would ordinarily disregard.
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