Where to shop 'til you drop this week.
Heath Ceramics just breathed new life into an old linen supply and laundry facility and added itself to the Mission's ever-growing roster of locally grown talent. The new retail space on 18th and Florida is so much more than a boutique, with an in-store chef's kitchen that will house local food items and serve as a gathering spot for events, a dedicated gallery that will host rotating shows throughout the year, a factory viewing court, and a Blue Bottle Coffee cafe (the latter two opening soon).
Heath Ceramics is crafting a brand spankin' new project - but this one is sans pottery or glaze. The legendary Sausalito-based tableware and tile ceramicists just revealed exciting plans to open a 4,000-square-foot retail space and 16,000-square-foot manufacturing warehouse in SF’s Mission neighborhood by early 2012.
It's no secret; I've got a major crush on Heath Ceramics and pretty much everything they put out into the world. The workshops, artist collaborations, and did I mention the tableware? It's all pitch-perfect and highly covetable. And while I'll continue to update my little collection at the snail's pace my budget can afford, anyone out there in the L.A. area now has the opportunity to get there's together at a faster clip–and help out a good cause at the same time. Read more...
Welcome to the first installment of Stuff We Like, a weekly spot for us 7x7 editors to round up what we're into. Every week, we'll be taking our edit room talk to this blog, shelling out endorsements for our local favorites.
Here's what we're into this week:
Eventually, the sun will come out again. When it does, I will be armed with several bottles of 2009 Cep rosé. Cep is the second label from Peay Vineyards, and the rosé is made with Pinot Noir grapes grown in the central Sonoma coast.
There are plenty of occasions when an overflowing bouquet of flowers is called for–take last weekend's Mother's Day for example–but the cost adds up quickly if you like to keep a bunch of blossoms around the home on a regular basis. That doesn't mean you need to forgo flowers though. Instead, pick one or two stems and showcase them in a lovely vase. You'll be surprised how far just a few flowers can go to making a home feel pulled together.
The San Francisco Ferry Building has become something of a pleasure den catering to the unique fetishes and cult-like cravings of the NorCal urbanite: single-cup-brewed coffee (Blue Bottle), designer chocolates (Recchiuti), local oysters (Hog Island) and the burger-and-fries done right (Taylor’s Refresher). Read more...
Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to the Ferry Building this spring. Starting in March or April (we've heard conflicting reports) Heath Ceramics will finally be opening up shop this side of the bridge, taking a spot in the building where the Tsar Nicolai Caviar Café was before. The switch isn't without a bit of drama though, as there are reports Tsar Nicolai and other vendors won't be leaving of their own accord.
Sausalito's Heath Ceramics (you may have eaten off of their plates at the Slanted Door or Chez Panisse, or seen them in our 2009 Design Gift Guide) are doing their part to help repair the cracks of the Haiti earthquake. This weekend, they’re donating 25 percent of their sales to the relief effort by Architecture for Humanity. So get across the bridge and pick up some new dinnerware.
Also, look out for Heath Ceramics' new location in the Ferry Building, slated to open in March.
Heath Ceramics just put out a beautifully designed place setting called the Olima Basic Set. To celebrate the launch, Heath is offering up to 15% off the regular price for the next week. To take advantage of the discount, simply type in SETS at checkout. All sets include a Redwood Dinner Plate 10.75", a Sage Salad Plate 8.25" and a Birch/Matte Brown Cereal Bowl 6.5". All dishes are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. And as with all Heath Ceramics products, they're made right in Sausalito.