Introducing Sailor Bear Handmade by Nikoki from Germany


The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
— Mark Twain

I couldn't agree with Mark Twain more. It is almost mid-July, everywhere we go in SF (San Francisco) a long sleeve shirt or a light a jacket is a MUST. Especially during evenings, when the breeze and the wind start blowing in.

I would love to introduce you to my new friend who arrived yesterday after a long journey from Germany! He is settling in nicely and has been exploring places in the Bay Area already.

This is Sailor Bear - handmade and designed by Nikoki, a shop in Germany. The site is in German and with the help of Google translation I was able to understand some of its content. Just to be sure things go smoothly, I contacted Nikoki directly. It turned out Nicola, the designer does write English and she is super nice.

Sailor Bear is 13 inches tall (from ear to toe). He is made of wool, cotton and hand-embroidered face and anchor tattoo. Sailor Bear is stuffed with polyfill, an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (pollution-free) certified. This softy is very soft and nicely finished. 

I'm very happy with this purchase and definitely recommend stopping by her shop for a peek.

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photo | softiescuties

In honor of our avid readers, who haven't been to San Francisco. We have Sailor Bear shows you places that she has explored so far. Some were popular landmarks and some were hidden.

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photo | softiescuties

Top left and right are photos of SF old token. It was used for taking public transportation. Nowadays, they use paper.

Bottom left is the beautiful spiral staircase in the Embarcadero Center. And bottom right is the view of Bay Bridge in the background.

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photo | softiescuties

What have we got here? Why is Sailor Bear so purple? Are we underneath a disco ball? No, Sailor Bear. We are underneath a newly built futuristic SF cube building. The purple light is tonight's color. 

That's it for now, folks. SF Bay Area is a big place and we are still exploring...

Any hidden places we should tackle next?