San Francisco is known for many things: the Golden Gate Bridge, Haight-Ashbury, the fun loving Castro neighborhood, a plethora of cute shops in the Ferry Building (like Sweets Collection and La Cocina) and, of course, everyone’s favorite summertime companion, Karl the Fog.
While visitors eagerly buzz around fun tourist spots like San Francisco’s Chinatown (the largest Chinatown outside of Asia by the way) and San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, there are plenty of other lesser known ‘hoods that are worthy of a wander. One such place is San Francisco’s Design District. Nestled between 7th Street and 16th Street, SF’s Design District is frequented by designers and interior decorators who know where to go. One example of a design district gem, located on Townsend Street in San Francisco, is Studio 695.
Studio 695’s concept store features unconventional furniture as well as a lovely little library space with covetable books from the likes of Assouline and Taschen. Inside the store beautifully hued urban commuter bikes from Martone Cycling Co. dangle from the wall alongside carefully curated rare art objects.
In addition to home goods from high profile European design houses, you’ll also uncover an array of accessories, gifts and jewelry. At Studio 695 there are chic bad hair day defenders (okay, some of us call them hats) from Palo de Yucca and even stunning warrior chain chokers from Bex Rox London.
Studio 695 is conveniently attached to another San Francisco Design District favorite, Roche Bobois Paris, making it easy for you to knock two fun design hot spots off your list. Whether you happen to be on the hunt for the perfect psychedelic colored Gufram cactus for your home or just ambling around San Francisco’s Design District, you won’t regret popping in for a peek at Studio 695. Just prepare to be inspired.