You don't need to sell us on the merits of Instagram. See our Bite Size travel guides, our wildly successful Instagram Stories series, and our weekly-check ins with some of our favorite designers. Spot takes that idea one step further, bringing you in-the-know travel content from people you know and love—plus trusted experts, insiders with great taste, and names you just might recognize from Instagram. Case in point: this teeny, tiny shop in San Francisco, which has made it to the top of our must-see list thanks to the crowd-sourcing app's blog.
A former pastry chef at cult-bakery Tartine is the creative force behind Mel Rice Ceramica. In a boho nook in the Mission District, owner Melissa “Mel” Rice displays her hand-thrown ceramics, which feature cool geometric patterns and anti-inspirational quotes we can't get enough of. But don't take our word for it. Head over to their blog for the full story, then stick around to discover more off-the-radar gems.