Wednesday, August 1, 2007

about tinyshop

tinyshop flyer

double punch gallery presents tinyshop, a pop-up shop curated by Antoinette Celes, showcasing original art and handmade goods by artists, designers and creatives working in the medium of small.

As the world moves bigger, faster and stronger, we occasionally seek comfort in little things. tinyshop celebrates the preciousness of "mini" --- the shortest distance between 2 points, the space of minutiae, and creative endeavors on a small scale.

tinyshop will run from November 24, 2007 through January 31, 2008, at double punch gallery in San Francisco's North Beach district. Special events will be held throughout the shop's lifespan, pondering the tiny theme. Fun-spirited folks and magnifying glasses are most welcome.

Contact info:

double punch gallery
1821 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

curator, pr/press inquiries: Antoinette Celes :
online shop inquiries:

graphic design: Antoinette Celes

double punch []
is a retail store featuring the collectible character toys from Japan, limited edition designer toys, art, clothing and books. Located in San Francisco, North Beach district, Double Punch also features a gallery space in the mezzanine level featuring art and exhibitions from local artists.

Antoinette Celes []
is a San Francisco-based multi-media designer, obsessed with the cross pollination of pop culture, fashion and handicrafts. Her current design focus is on handmade items of found materials, and arts & crafts of the Western Pacific region. Antoinette has worked with creators in the art toy and low brow pop art culture, and has coordinated and shown at gallery events involving plush figures, and character art. She is fascinated by most things tiny.

tinyshop dedication


Tinyshop is dedicated to the memory of a cat named Tiny, a small boy in a big catsuit. Tiny's life was punctuated with a verve, and youthful interest of the world around him. Tinyshop carries on his affection for the world "at small."