Located on Beverly Boulevard, on the unofficial modern designers' row, the new Heath store is run by L.A. potter Adam Silverman of Atwater Pottery. Though Heath is collected by celebrities, museums, and others who can afford $34 salad plates, the company's craftsmanship is impeccable, its respect for its craftspeople is renowned, and its birth amid the houseboat bacchanals on the slips of Sausalito in the '50s and '60s is an American story that's almost too perfect to be true.
Dave has contributed to Dwell since its inception. He's a CalArts dropout, a former art critic for The New Yorker, and a producer of comedies on TV. He lives in, and writes from, Los Angeles.