This place is a party and everyone is invited. More than half of the designed space is stuff you might never walk through. But you can smell the bread and see it come out of the oven as you walk by. You can hear the coffee beans spill into the cooling tray through slot windows at the ground - the whole place hums with promise. Seth Boor was the design lead on this project from the beginning of conceptual design in July 2016 until he formed Boor Projects in January 2018 while the project was well under construction. Seth continues to work with Tartine and their creative partners on multiple ongoing projects that build on the relationship we began with this space.
These are the places we meet now, or avoid meeting. You can duck from the bright public street into this submerged warm room with light streaking the ceiling and nice things to drink and eat. Just the right amount of weight pausing under the hull of a suspended ship. Seth Boor was the design lead and architect of record for this project and every Sightglass building project from concept through construction. Seth continues to collaborate with Sightglass on projects that build on the creative relationship we began in 2009.
Heroic homeliness. But you have to track down the British definition to understand. Sure there is a lack of pretense, a simplicity. But that is all you get from the American definition. In a small amount of space Carrie and Rupert Blease have managed to fill your cup to overflowing with belonging and a natural effortless sophistication. Seth Boor was the design lead and architect of record for this project from concept through construction.
Meant to be a bar. Trou Normand is situated in a storied building in downtown San Francisco. It the the second outpost in a line of establishments by Thad Vogler where you can dine heartily and get an amazing cocktail. Well worn. Loved, not precious.
This place is small. It is small enough to be another room in the collective neighborhood home. It is small enough to duck in, move through, slip out again. It is small enough to linger as you might, absent-minded, stop to gaze at your mail because you happened to pick it up while in a beam of rare San Francisco sunlight on your stoop. This the 2nd Sightglass location is a well appointed production space on a smaller scale. Here they roast coffee for the neighborhood and serve it by a window. Upstairs, in secret, magical things happen in the wholesale lab and office. Custom light fixtures and a highly detailed everything stay out of your way in this inviting nook off of 20th street. Seth Boor was the design lead and architect of record for this project and every Sightglass building project from concept through construction. Seth continues to collaborate with Sightglass on projects that build on the creative relationship we began in 2009.
This is better than but a little like your first kitchen in that first apartment. Roommates, dinner parties, everything is painted landlord-white. The backyard lets all this light in and there is nothing but potential, nowhere to go but up.
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