Four Alarm: Arts District Firehouse Hotel

Weaving a tale that sprinkles the nine room hotel in color and pattern, Sally Breer and her Etc.Etera team transform an old fire station into a hot spot. Photos throughout by Laure Joliet. The exterior of the hotel, a former fire station, Photo by Laure Joliet. Sally Breer is as…

Can’t-Miss Estate Sale in Old Firehouse on SF’s Broad Street

The estate sale this weekend at the old SFFD station on 117 Broad Street is filled with so many rare, valuable, historic and downright kooky collectibles, it will light a fire under your feet. Use that motivation to hot-foot it to this sale, because it's a can't-miss opportunity for people…

11 Things To do in September

After the lazy days of summer, September brings, along with pumpkin spice lattes, the promise of a new start. It also brings a plethora of new adventures. No time for sitting by the pool, you've got places to go! Start with art! The fourth edition of Saatchi Art’s The Other…

No Time Like The Present: Bon Temps opens in DTLA

Klein Agency, the designers behind Auburn on Melrose, put the accent on France with their work on Bon Temps, an all day-restaurant in DTLA Main photo by Wonho Frank Lee; photo above by Chris Fortuna When Chef Lincoln Carson, who built his career in pastry kitchens, decided to embark on…

FH: Fire Wagons

Holger Arnold’s new home, a 1909 San Francisco fire station that had been converted into a residence after being decommissioned and sold at public auction in the 1970s, was loaded with character and square footage. The problem was that Arnold had no furniture to put in the five-level dwelling. “After…

Stuff: Vintage Collective Opens in the Mission

Here's the scoop on Stuff: It's an 8,200-square-foot collective in San Francisco's Mission District with more than 25 dealers peddling very cool items. These are professionals who comb estate sales, flea markets and who-knows-where for real finds. The dealers (the famed Ron Morgan and Christopher Albanese among them) know treasure…