Marisa grew up the daughter of an antique dealer in Santa Barbara, always surrounded by unique beautiful treasures and striking nature, forming her strong aesthetic early on. After a career in interior design, Marisa started to casually make her own jewelry which quickly became more than just a hobby.
In 2008 Marisa took the leap to renting a studio in Temescal Alley, then began opening her doors to customers and the shop was born. The shop has now expanded to include other designers of jewelry and home goods, hand made by artists both local and international. They design brass, sterling silver and gold jewelry from scratch in their Oakland studio.