7.23.2008

Highlights from SF Part Two – Heath Factory…Oh My

Sad admission coming up before I visited the Heath factory store in Sausalito, I, well, pretty much had fantasies about visiting the Heath factory store, which generally consisted of me walking into a room filled with loads of gorgeous, deeply discounted ceramics and happening upon exactly what I was looking for...

I'm happy to report (in this rare case) the reality was far better than anything I could have envisioned in advance... The factory store is pretty. freakin. awesome. I'll spare you any more effusive fawning and get right to the photos.*




*Lisa and Leslie kindly indulged my geekiness, as I took about a hundred pictures of the joint.


Here are a view tidbits from Heath's History and Values that I especially love:

Edith Heath founded Heath Ceramics with a strong social point of view about the products her company made - simple, good things for good people...

Our goal is to produce a product that will resist trends and be loved and functional over your lifetime, even passed on to the next generation. To us, this is the definition of good design and is the reason some of our products have been in continuous production for over 60 years. In a society that has become accustomed to a very short life for most products, our goal is the opposite. We take pride in longevity of our ware and tile, and design new colors and styles to complement existing collections, not replace them.

11 comments:

mary said...

So for one quick moment, I thought I read that you were at the "Health" Factory and got a little worried.

Now I see that you were at the exact opposite of such a place...more like the Heaven Factory! SWOON! Did you leave with any goodies?!

Modern Craft said...

Wow-- I'm so happy that you got to visit Heath! Your photos are excellent and I'm now definitely going to find a way to get there!

mominaledo said...

I need a full update - what's going on? Can't wait to hear! Carrie

simplesong said...

oh my goodness! i have been sooo wanting to go there. i think though i'd go completely crazy and buy the whole store. next time i'm in sf it will be a definite stop!

Sara Christine said...

Oh my good Lord, I didn't even know this existed! Beautiful! I will have to take a trip to Sausalito immediately. Did you end up bringing home any treasures?

Joslyn said...

Sara Christine
I know...awesome, right???!!!

I did get several fun goodies and had them shipped home...I'll post some photos as soon as they arrive!

Karen said...

Oh my...if I visited that store I think I would faint!

Mrs.French said...

Please realize how insanely jealous I am of you...thanks for trying to ease my pain by posting photos! Glad you had a fabulous time!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

oo-i love your blog (found through bliss). this shop looks amazing and your trip to sf incredible...i will be back for sure!

Jessie Cacciola said...

i love all the soothing earthy colors.

{this is glamorous} said...

The shop looks fantastic, and your shots are great. Just love their line, especially all the yellow pieces. Glad you had a great trip!