Shane & Johnna Quinn

Name: Shane & Johnna Quinn

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Age: 34 (Shane), 32 (Johnna)

Title: Owners of BASE (our new launched vintage furniture and home goods store in Central Phoenix)

Married/Single: Married

Kids: Expecting our first child, Walt on December 7th

City you live in: Phoenix

A typical day in our life includes…

coffee first, always! We make a quick breakfast, answer emails and run errands before we open our store at noon everyday. Some morning we get an extra early start and head out on buying trips to bring fun new vintage finds to the shop. Once there, we hang out with all the best customers in Phoenix and photograph new finds for our website in our down time. After we close the shop for the day we either meet up with friends for dinner and a drink or head home to make dinner, which we like to do with a little music and little wine.

We were born…

Shane: Buffalo, NY. Johnna: Phoenix, AZ.

Our favorite thing about Arizona…

there is always something new to discover and the state is so diverse, you can really do anything to scratch the adventure itch whenever you feel like it. Between day trips up north, lakes, hot springs, camping, hiking, etc., there really is so much beauty in this state to explore.

We’re listening to…

the new War on Drugs album is on constant repeat at home, in the store we’ve been listening to a lot of Jazz, which is surprisingly soothing on super hot days.

Our family…

is about to grow and we are so excited for what a wild life change is coming our way!

If we could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Shane: Kurt Cobain. Johnna: Agnes Martin.

One thing we cannot live without…

Shane: Buffalo Sabres. Johnna: cheese.

When we were younger, we wanted to be…

Shane: immortal. Johnna: a ballerina.

We’re inspired by…

Shane: Thoreau. Johnna: meditative color combinations and things arranged neatly.

The one person who motivates us is…

Shane: Johnna. Johnna: I can be overly self-critical and motivate myself to a fault.

If we could change anything in the world, it would be…

Shane: more tolerance and acceptance. Johnna: After hunger and other more important selfless things, I would eliminate traffic, in general, worldwide.

The perfect day would be…

Shane: A brisk autumn day outdoors in the Northeast. Johnna: the first warm day of spring getting to do anything without abandon.

Our first job was…

Shane: started my own business doing housework and landscaping for the neighbors. Johnna: working in a mom and pop pizza parlor.

Our favorite escape…

Shane: writing music. Johnna: taking a nice long bath when I have the time.

Our life…

is constantly changing.

We’re currently working on…

expanding Museum, our in-house designed collection of letterpress paper goods and soon to launch home goods!

Always…

be humble.

Never…

judge without exploration.

Favorite Quote…

Shane: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation” – Thoreau. Johnna: “A life spent doing the same thing everyday for sixty years is no life at all” – Unknown.

Our Biggest Dream…

have some creative input in our professional endeavors and to spend our daily lives doing something we find fulfilling and rewarding.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

Shane: slow internet/computer. Johnna: traffic (see above).

 

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