Cambria Bold
Sep 29, 2008
We admire the way Bae's co-owner, David Caler, describes himself: "a weird guy who likes weird things." One's own quirky taste is the most important guiding light you can have when taking on an aesthetic project like the creation of a store...

In the case of Bae, this Presidio Heights home accessories store (co-owned with Matt Bissinger) is also a statement of their philosophy. Stocking only the most unusual, unique, and high quality nature-inspired home accessories, Bae keeps things fresh by importing merchandise (much of it from Europe) that you don't see elsewhere. Their website describes the store perfectly: an eclectic blend of modern living with old world charm.

Three Drawer Mirrored Chest, $1500

Assorted Lamps

On a recent visit we spotted clean-lined white porcelain from San Francisco-based Bahari, delicate button bowls, luxurious bath products, small dishes formed from shells (use 'em bedside for rings or on the table for an elegant service of salt and pepper), leaf-appliqued table runners ($110), boldly graphic noren-like room dividers ($200 the pair), teak furniture from Indonesia, rubber bath accessories made from recycled tires ($26), striking iron plant stands, French candles shaped like fish and stones ($17.50 and up), and Austrian tealight stands made from actual river rocks ($95 per stand or $35 loose).

Mother of Pearl Console Table, $3500

Despite the fancy neighborhood, Bae's prices are within reach: ceramics are $45-$200, iron plant stands $145-$200, tabletop accoutrements $6-$70; and teak furniture $200-$1500 (custom finishes are available).

(Edited from this post originally published 7.7.06)

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