Dona, our founder, has been a collector of vintage jewelry and found objects since the 1970’s. Her San Francisco home has been featured on HGTV because of its fun and eclectic design quality. After many years of treasure hunting, she opened When Modern Was in 2007. Since its opening, she has been busy traveling the States looking for the most creative craftspeople and manufacturers that feature currant styles and beautiful vintage furniture for her store. When shopping for that special find, When Modern Was will take you to a place that tells the stories of times past and modern pieces to complement the old.