About Stripe


 

Stripe is a group of creative professionals with experience in a wide range of design disciplines and creative arts. The brainchild of partners Suna Lock and Dana Rader, we provide an inspirational playground for our customers to find products from some of the best local talent.

Against a constantly evolving backdrop of in house eclectic décor, we sell clothing, gifts, accessories, alongside an assortment of Mid Century furniture and vintage items. Our goal is to offer a curated selection of affordable hand-picked pieces.

 

Meet the Team

Suna Lock

What is your death row meal?

Roasted chestnuts with butter and salt. 

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian. 

What's on the very top of your travel bucket list?

India

What's your greatest fear?

Death

Which song is your guilty pleasure?

Always Forever by Donna Lewis

What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars?

Buy my house. Go to India (see above)

If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?

Freestyle swimming. 

What's your favorite book of all time?

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

What's the best day of your life so far?

It probably involved my brother and wine...

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

I wouldn't change my name. Anus spelled backwards is to good of an icebreaker. (Thanks, mum.)

 

Dana Rader

What is your death row meal?

 Salad, tomatoes, and my mom's stuffing. 

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

A marine biologist / a trapeze artist. 

What's on the very top of your travel bucket list?

 Peru and New Zealand.

What's your greatest fear?

Needles. 

Which song is your guilty pleasure?

 Total Eclipse of the Heart

What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars?

 Buy a house and adopt 1,000 cats. 

If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?

 Tight ropes.

What's your favorite book of all time?

 The Alchemist

What's the best day of your life so far?

My wedding day. 

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

Billie

Leda

St. John

What is your death row meal?

 Kielbasa with sauerkraut, duck liver pate crostini, and a toasted everything bagel with cream cheese, onion, and tomato. 

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

 I think I would be good at choosing music in movies.

What's on the very top of your travel bucket list?

 Ireland (see below)

What's your greatest fear?

 Snakes. Every single one of them. Everywhere.  

Which song is your guilty pleasure?

Conga by Gloria Estefan 

What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars?

 Celebrate. Donate to Planned Parenthood. Then of course go shopping. 

If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?

I've always wanted to learn piano. 

What's your favorite book of all time?

Weekly World News

What's the best day of your life so far?

 The one I don't remember. 

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

My sister wanted to name me "Walker" when I was born. Still find it fitting since I don't own a car. 

Ariela Najman

What is your death row meal?

Phyllo wrapped brie with fig preserves and toasted walnuts. 

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

 A cleaning lady. 

What's on the very top of your travel bucket list?

 Australia and New Zealand.

What's your greatest fear?

 Raccoons.

Which song is your guilty pleasure?

 I Would Do Anything For Love by Meatloaf

What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars?

 Buy an umbrella… Because I'd be makin' it rain.

If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?

It's a toss up between needlepoint and the ability to draw a perfect circle.

What's your favorite book of all time?

 Bossy Pants by Tina Fey

What's the best day of your life so far?

 The day Dana was born.

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

Tyrone

Jon Tsubota

 

What's your spirit animal?

My spirit animal would totally be a wolf. 

If it was your last day on Earth what would you do and what would you eat?

If it was the last day on earth, I would probably spend all 24 hours of it at the beach. I would have a meal at Sukiyabashi Jiro, a three michelin star sushi restaurant in Japan. 

If you weren't working (playing) at Stripe/Stripe MEN were would you be?

If I wasn't at Stripe Men I would probably try to find work in the restaurant business.

What's the first thing you would buy with 1,000,000 dollars?

The first thing I would buy with 1,000,000 dollars would be an immediate vacation to Brittany (near France).

If someone asked you to give them a piece of advice what would you say?

If someone asked me for a piece of advice I would tell them to never ever put restraints on your personality. 

Name three people in history you would like to have over for dinner.

Three people I would like to have over for dinner would be Nikola Tesla, Harry Houdini, and Freddie Mercury.

What's your favorite joke?

My favorite joke: Q: "Whats a pirates favorite letter?"

A: "RRRRR"

Punch Line: "You may think it's the 'r' but it's really the C" (sea)

What's the best decision you ever made?

The best decision I ever made was growing a mustache.

Worst?

Shaving it because an ex girlfriend didn't like it. 

If you could learn one random skill what would it be?

I would learn magic tricks.

 

 

 

 

Chloe Martinez

What is your death row meal?

Rack of ribs and raspberries (alliteration at it's finest). 

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

A cowgirl. 

What's on the very top of your travel bucket list?

Byron Bay or Barcelona (again with the alliteration).

What is your greatest fear?

Cubicles. 

Which song is your guilty pleasure?

"Shake That" by Eminem

What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars. 

Buy a Westfalia

If you could learn one skill, what would it be?

Carpentry

What's your favorite book of all time?

That's tough. ANything Kurt Vonnegut or Augusten Burroughs. 

What's the best day of your life so far?

Tomorrow. 

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

I'm sticking with Chloe. 

Annee Belanger

What is your death row meal? Bacon and eggs with biscuits and a really good latte. 

What did you think you were gonna be when you grew up? An artist. 

What is on the very top of your travel bucket list? Right now, the top of my list is Croatia. Although the list is very long! I want to go everywhere. 

What is your greatest fear?
Plummeting to my death from a great height 
Which song is your greatest guilty pleasure? 
"Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money
What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars?Travel! followed quickly by buying a cottage near the sea. 
If you could learn one random skill what would it be?
Woodworking.
What's your favorite book of all time?
Ooooo of all time is tough, but my favorite I read recently was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What's the best day of your life so far?
Any day I wake up and get to take my walk by the ocean with hot coffee in hand, Im a happy camper. 
If you could change your name to anything what would it be?
When I was little I wanted my name to be Star, if I ever became a rockstar I think "Star Belanger" has a nice ring to it.

 Ry Faraola

What is your death row meal?

Dim Sum!

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

Growing up, I always thought I would be a soldier in the military. 

What’s on the very top of your travel bucket list?

Hong Kong is currently at the top of my travel bucket list.  What’s your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is that at some point in my life, I stop pursuing my creative endeavors. 

Which song is your guilty pleasure?

"Snow Deer" by Woodie Guthrie 

 What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars?

Shopping spree, followed by purchasing a piece of coastal redwood property. 

If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?

To speak Arabic.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

My favorite book of all time is Ernest Callenbach's "Ecotopia."

What’s the best day of your life so far?

The best day of my short life is the day I decided to start working instead of going back to school. 

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

I would change my name to Sunday. 

Anna Fletcher

What is your death row meal?

T-bone steak, mashed truffle potatoes, and mixed veggies. 

What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?

 I thought I was going to either be an animator, children's book illustrator, or teacher.

What’s on the very top of your travel bucket list?

 The very top of my bucket list is to visit all the countries that make up my heritage...and white water rafting.

What’s your greatest fear? 

My greatest fear is death and the possibility of loosing all feeling, memories, and loved ones.

Which song is your guilty pleasure?

 The song that is my guiltiest pleasure is Flashdance What A Feeling by Irene Cara.

What is the first thing you would do with a million dollars?

 I would buy a house with a millions dollars and take my whole family on a really nice vacation, they deserve it.

If you could learn one random skill, what would it be?

 I really want to learn letterpress.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

My favorite book of all time is pretty hard, I love pretty much anything written by Nicholas Sparks, but I also love raunchy comedy books, like Chelsea Handler's "My Horizontal Life."

 

What’s the best day of your life so far?

The best day of my life so far is the day I married my best friend, while being surrounded by people who love and supported us. 

If you could change your name to anything, what would it be?

The only struggle with my name is how often it's mispronounced, but now it's a Disney princess, which spelt and pronounced the same! So that's pretty cool! But if I could pick a new name it would be something that I could shorten. Anna can't really do that, what would you say? "On?" Something like "Kayla" where it could be shortened to "Kay" could be fun.