I am so proud to re-launch the Aldea Home and Niños websites. It is a chance to show off what Aldea has become since we opened our doors almost eight years ago. It has been quite a journey, and I am excited for this next chapter to unfold. Through this blog I will chronicle our on-going projects and ideas. I hope to communicate what it means to us to be able to provide inspirations and great product to you.

Before I started Aldea Home, I made websites for businesses and non-profits. It's how I first learned to create environments that allow people to connect with products and ideas. But I was never satisfied with the virtual world only, and spent much of my free time traveling to places like Russia, Europe and Latin America. I loved meeting new people and learning about local crafts and design styles. Eventually I thought, why not open a store where I could share my global eclectic tastes. How hard could that be? Well, let's just say we've come a long way.

We have expanded from our original space tucked away on 17th street to a large light-filled showroom on Valencia street. In 2009 we launched a separate baby store down the block to serve the growing community of Mission District parents. At Aldea Home we have expanded our offerings beyond accessories to furniture and unique home design pieces. We are thrilled and humbled that we have been able to grow with the neighborhood, and thank our community and circle of friends who have supported our vision with their encouragements, visits and shopping with us on a regular basis.

Please comment or stop by the store to give us feedback in person. We'd love to see you!


April 11, 2013 by Johanna Bialkin

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