A Pioneering Beachside Family Invites Us In

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
9:00 am
09/16/14

Photographed my Maria Del Rio

If waking up and inhaling beach air is the stuff of your dreams, then you might just say Johanna St. Clair is living the fantasy life. The mother of 9-year-old Nina is the co-founder of the pioneering S.F. brand Mollusk Surf Shop, a brick and mortar store on the West Coast that also creates an in-house collection of surfboards and wares for men, women, and kids. Here, the creative mama (who also counts herself an artist) invites us into her home, which is just a short walk from the Pacific in S.F.’s buzzing Ocean Beach ‘hood, and talks motherhood, work, and cutting the clutter (or at least trying to).

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Tracy

Love the simplicity of this home – and all the plants!!! I couldn’t live without house plants myself – and the tip about dusty plants in the shower!? Brilliant!
That hand carved bed is an absolute dream…
What a sweet mother/daughter duo. So great to see so much art & creativity inspired & encouraged in this home.
Thanks for the feature ~ love these mama / business owner stories… keep them coming!!

Ellen

Beautiful, dreamy and comfortable home. Love it!

Chance

What a beautiful mother daughter duo.

Elizabeth Buckler

Lovely home! I usually find myself dreaming of cabin dwelling but this is the beach house of my dreams.

Crystal Sell

There’s something about this home that just invites me in and leaves me feeling happy. :) Love it! #methodtargetgiveaway

Anastasia

Is anyone else wondering how an 850 sq ft home has three somewhat good sized bedrooms, a nice living room, dining room AND kitchen??

Btw the method ads stick out like a sore thumb. I highly doubt a single one of the women featured on this site would EVER use that product.

LA

Gorgeous shop. We always stop in while we wait for brunch at Outerlands and ogle at the colorful boards. Love that you’re promoting other great shops in your area too. xo

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