I dined on Friday night at Flour & Water in San Francisco. I took these photos with my phone, but they capture some of the lighting effects. You can go to this website for some photos that explain what you are looking at.
The website of part of the design team, Paxton Gate , explains, “Not satisfied with the options for dramatic lighting that worked with this project, the designers decided to make their own. The “chandelier”, constructed from scavenged Gems Bock horns, introduced a unique accent that creates an intriguing and comfortable ambiance to the reception area and host stand.”
The food was excellent and the atmosphere is warm and lively…but I couldn’t help feeling a little sad that salvaged old growth VG fir has become so hip.
I wonder what will come next after these stylish melanges of salvaged, rough materials, biological and organic found objects, and some old-timey, “authentic” touches that are radiating out of the Mission District in San Francisco.
Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind this trend. It fits with my own natural leanings.