The renowned design firm began with two college grads and a chair competition.

We’re all aware that the market crash has left our economy in a sorry state. With many stalled building projects, a trickle-down effect has been created for banks, real estate agents, building contractors and architects. This lack of work has resulted in — among other things — lots of free time.

What happens when a Seattle gal named Sabrina falls in love with a Britt named Shane? Sabrina Shane is born.

This husband and wife team, each raised in families of artists — painters, jewelry designers, dancers and writers — were perhaps individually destined to land in creative career fields. But when they found each other, their mutual love for the lovely things in life sent them off on a global lifestyle to explore the world.