unexpected guests: taylor hoff.
it’s not for lack of trying, but it’s been a little while now since we’ve had an unexpected guest, and especially a guy guest. i suppose i get so busy it’s hard to hunt them down sometimes (so by all means, send your fabulous homes our way). and to be honest, this little gem dropped into my lap by way of cindy loughridge, our resident photographer — this is her lovely daughter emma’s boyfriend’s home, you see. this is the home of taylor hoff — a freelance photographer and Global Visual Merchandising Mentor at apple — a “title is so long that it barely fit on his business card”. and good golly his apartment is one fine example to which all young men should live up to! look at this crazy-good organization in such a small space. brilliant and stylish all around. taylor built most of what you see in the way of home furnishings, and made mighty great use of the wall space when it comes to storage (he’s got a lot of shoes and hats!). let’s have a look around local boy taylor hoff’s san francisco apartment (oh and do have a look at his beautiful portfolio!).
What city/neighborhood do you live in?
I live in the Mission District of San Francisco.
What is your idea of a perfect day in your city?
It starts with out with a sitcom-esque meetup over coffee at the local shop with friends. Then we’d go out and skate a few spots, with burritos as fuel. Come dinner time, I’d meet up with the girlfriend at a restaurant in the mission, and end it all with a book and/or Seinfeld reruns.
What’s your favorite feature in your home?
My hand-made bench. It’s the first I made, and real rough around the edges, but it reminds me of where I started.
Where do you find inspiration?
Films. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with movies. I go to the theater, mostly by myself, at least once a week and am subscribed to every cinematography magazine you could think of.
Who would you like to sit down to drinks with?
I’m a sober kid, but I’d love to sit down with Bukowski for a surly, sobering early morning coffee.
Do you have a guilty pleasure?
When I visit my dad at home in L.A., I stay up until 2am every night playing Call of Duty in hopes of being a bro one day.
What’s souvenir did you bring back from your last trip?
A Contax G1 from Tokyo.
What is your idea of living hell?
Living in a world burrito-less world.
• all photos by cindy loughridge.