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Amy Satran and Ray Kristof, owners of
Terrestra is a destination resource for all Marin, offering an exceptional
selection of handcrafted home accessories, fine leather goods and
jewelry. Our shop also features dozens of local designers and brands
made in the USA. Customers from Novato to Sausalito tell us daily that
they come for the great selection of unique design finds.
What makes you excel at what you do?
Terrestra opened in North Berkeley in 2003 and in San Francisco’s
Laurel Village in 2007, so we’ve learned a lot about serving different
communities and listening to customers.
What is your competitive edge?
Some shops do a great job with home decor, some with ceramics
or jewelry, and some big department stores do it all, but for a small
independent to do all these things well is unique.
Which product is your favorite?
We’ve worked for a decade with a family that makes stunning recycled
glass dinnerware in Pennsylvania; their commitment to artful design
and the environment is always inspiring.
What makes your work worthwhile?
We love working with the artists who make these beautiful things and
helping our customers make connections between the objects they use
every day and the people who design them.
TERRESTRA, 30 MILLER AVENUE, MILL VALLEY, 415.384.8330,
Jim Robinson, owner of Rockpave
Rockpave is a permeable paving product that is environmentally
friendly, aesthetically beautiful and extremely versatile. As strong as
concrete, Rockpave looks like loose, wet gravel, but is bound together
with a permeable resin so water flows through it. Rockpave surfacing
can be enhanced with glass pebble beads and LED lighting. Easy to
install and competitively priced, it is an exciting new alternative to
stone, slate, concrete or brick.
How did you discover Rockpave?
I am an avid cyclist and a cycling friend from Australia introduced me
to Rockpave. I was immediately impressed with the beauty, versatility
and environmentally friendly aspects of the product. As a Marin
contractor, I knew this would be an exciting product to bring to market.
What is your permeable product’s competitive edge?
Our binding agent and infiltration rates are far superior to those of
other permeable products on the market because Rockpave uses a
100 percent solids, aliphatic resin. This translates to longevity, UV light
tolerance, flexibility and the strength of concrete. It leads the industry in
What is your favorite project to date?
Three come to mind: a rooftop in Melbourne, Australia, that won the
Name the best
Growing Up Green Award
in 2010; a backyard patio
chess board; and the use
of old automobile nuts
and bolts mixed in with
pebbles at the entrance
of the Melbourne Kangan
attributes of your
product that is beautiful
and extremely strong.
Also, it is extremely
versatile and can be
used creatively by incorporating different colored stones, glass beads
or other unique decorative items to create stunning garden scape or
ROCKPAVE, 415.488.5156, ROCKPAVE.COM