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Michelle Homme spotted this amazing truck recently in front of her Polk Street shop, Homme. Not only does this ole red truck have a shingled ROOF — ! — but its owner is just sitting in the back of it . . . sharpening knives! The Mission’s taco trucks have nothing on Russian Hill’s very own knife-sharpening, headphone-wearing, shingled roof truck driver!

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Polk Street antiques shop Homme is holding a tag sale on members-only home decor sample sale site One Kings Lane (free to join), with one-of-a-kind items available for up to 70 percent off of retail. Shop owner Michelle Homme says, “There are still some really great pieces available, including work by award-winning photojournalist Jason Florio who’s a Londoner in New York, and can be found in the Brooklyn Museum . . . a great way to add incredible art to your space for a fraction of the cost.” The sale ends tomorrow at 8 a.m. PDT. so step to it!

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Bienvenue L’Homme Du Polk

There’s a delightful new antiques shop in the former Kissmet space on Polk called Homme (2354 Polk Street at Union). When I wandered in yesterday, the owner, Michelle, was fashioning herself a feathered hairpiece for New Year’s Eve. As it turns out, in addition to working as interior designer, she also counts herself a hatter (she makes hats). She studied in England with a “mentor” to learn millinery and, lucky for you, sells some of her exquisite creations in the shop.

As for the décor, she said designers have come into Homme asking what her “M.O.” is and she’s hesitantly . . . not sure. She doesn’t sell any product — she sells antiques, vintage furnishings, and one-of-a-kind pieces. “In with the old, out with new,” you might say. But you’ll find things big and small in there, from a deliciously aromatic bar of soap to a wide mirrored console. Style runs the gamut, too; a ’50s space-age Sputnik pendant hangs alongside a sculpture-like Art Deco light fixture and a floral tole Hollywood Regency chandelier.

Homme’s also got artwork covered, from small wood-mounted prints to pop-inspired photography to a large scale mixed media orchid painting (at left). Oh — and Michelle painted that one, too. Is there anything she can’t do?

To see the hats, (more…)

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