Bay Area collectors take note: LA-based Big Daddy's, long a secret source for Los Angeles set designers, who regularly plunder its cache of industrial and natural curiosities, recently opened a warehouse in SF's Potrero Hill neighborhood. Owner Shane Brown (nicknamed "Big Daddy" as a child) refurbished a former shipbuilding factory to house his latest venture, where he showcases his ever-changing collection of large-scale architectural salvage paired with casegoods and upholstery. I wandered in last week and promptly felt the urge to buy an industrial light. Big Daddy's is located at 1550 17th Street (enter on Wisconsin).
Above: A salvaged pair of steel and wood carved doors mark the warehouse entrance.
Above: A few of the many rustic and salvaged chandeliers.
Above: Steel and wood planked cafe chairs.
Above: Archived copies of the New York Times, available singly by year.
Above: Stone vessels and urns, used as sculpture.
Above: An industrial red beacon lamp.
Above: An 8-foot-high steel bird cage next to a wood sawhorse dining table.
Photographs by Janet Hall and Allison Bloom.