Heath Ceramics

Heath has been synonymous with classic tile and ceramic design since it first fired a kiln in 1948. Owners Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey have led the historic company since 2003, expanding from its original Sausalito home base to an inspired factory floor, retail hub, newstand, and creative commons. In many ways, this Mission HQ has become the center of San Francisco’s boom of design entrepreneurs.

2900 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Sausalito and Mission

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What is Proper?

Proper began as a feeling, not as an idea. The feeling was something akin to empathy; an acute awareness that despite the current proliferation of “boutique” and “lifestyle” hotels and residences, there were precious few properties designed for and around today’s global creative nomad. Many in our milieu share the same daunting challenge: staying fresh and focused, energized and inspired—all whilst bouncing between London and Hollywood and Austin and San Francisco and Portland and back again. For them, intuitive service is a given. Mere table stakes. What they need and seek beyond accommodation, even at its most luxurious, is an inspiration. From the elevated and often surprising interiors imagined by Kelly Wearstler. From the sense of immersion in, and connection to, the vibrancy of the local culture. From the highly curated amenities. From the inspired collaborations with the city’s best and most innovative chefs and mixologists. From music and art. From every detail, every interaction, every moment. This is only Proper. And no one else.

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