Resident Picks: The Time-Saving Technology We Love

Though we thoroughly appreciate age-old works of art and tradition, there’s something to be said for new technology. For those of us who are time strapped, smart tech is a life-changing addition in our homes. Thankfully, today’s gadgets are compact enough to fit in with any decor, yet powerful enough to add ease and comfort to our lives. These are some of the our favorite high-tech devices to keep in our homes that would make even the Jetsons jealous.

1. Google Home

What did we ever do before virtual personal assistants? Google Home can wake us up in the morning, play music, order our groceries, relay the news, turn on our lights and so much more. But what’s the benefit over the similar Amazon Echo? You can invite your friend Alexa (or Alexis) over without sending your device into a frenzy.

2. Tile

Anyone who’s ever been late because they lost their keys or wallet, Tile is for you. This Bluetooth-powered device lets you track your belongings via sound or the phone app. Its most innovative features is perhaps the “community find” function, which utilizes other app users to help you relocate something misplaced outside the home.

3. Roomba

Vacuuming is an easy task, in theory, but it can be time consuming or hard to remember to fit into your schedule. iRobot’s Roomba robot vacuum devices keep your floors clean all the time without you having a to lift a finger. Perfect for those of us with pets or kids (or messy significant others).

4. Furbo Dog Camera

It’s a nanny cam for your dog. We all worry about our furry best friends when we’re at work or away. What are they doing all day long? Are they disturbing the neighbors? With Furbo, we can get alerted to barking, watch and talk to our pets, and send them treats—all through the connected app. Just don’t get caught watching the live feed of your dog sleeping at work.

5. Cozi

This one isn’t a standalone device; rather, it’s a time-saving app designed for the whole household. Cozi is a to-do list, family calendar, and group chat all in one. The app lets you keep track of all of your partner’s or family’s events and activities in one place, keep and share grocery lists (in real time), store recipes, plan meals, and more. And it can be used on any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Hop to These Top SoMa Spots for Craft Beer

Our residents can always count on The Harrison’s Luxury Attaché for their artisan recommendations. Whether you enjoy sipping on craft beer in the comfort of your own condo, a cozy locals joint or a bustling eatery, SoMa and its surrounding neighborhoods have a spot for you. Hop on over to these top picks to taste some of the best craft beers—locally made and beyond.

1. Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

A small brewing company and tasting room, Cellarmaker serves a selection of their own beers daily. They brew their beers in small batches and experiment with different hops, barrels and yeasts for unique flavors all the time. Bonus: Take one of their rotating taps home in a can, bottle or growler.

2. Holy Craft Brewery Taproom

A self-proclaimed “start-up craft brewing company”, Holy Craft had already made a name for itself among craft beer drinkers in San Francisco before opening up their taproom in late 2018. Their spacious tasting room serves a rotating selection of their own beers and guest taps.

3. ThirstyBear Brewing Company

ThirstyBear is San Francisco’s first and only certified organic craft brewery. In addition to their robust selection of organic beers, they serve Spanish-style tapas and a few special larger dishes, like in-season seafood paella or a grass-fed beef Thirstyburger.

4. 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant

Though their most popular beers can be found in stores and restaurants across the country, 21st Amendment reserves a few special brews for their San Francisco brewery and restaurant. Enjoy unique ales, lagers, IPAs, and more while you munch on buffalo wings or Monterey Bay calamari.

5. City Beer Store

If you want to try an assortment of brews or discover a new beer to keep stocked in your fridge at home, City Beer Store is the place to go. Their bottle shop lets you pick and choose the beers you’d like to take home—plus, their location doubles as a tasting room with more than 20 unique beers on tap. And, if you’re hungry, they have delectable lunch and dinner menus with much more than your typical bar food.

Meet 2019’s Leading Interior Design Tastemakers

The design of a room undoubtedly shapes one’s experience in it. Trimmings and artifacts can leave you in awe, make you think, demand a photo be taken—all thanks to the designer. So, we’ve compiled a list of this year’s interior design tastemakers who create captivating spaces all over the world. Read up on who to look for in 2019 (and always) below.

1. Ken Fulk

Not only was he named one of the AD100 by Architectural Digest, Fulk is the artist behind the elegant drama and chic luxuries adorning the entrances, hallways and amenities throughout The Harrison. He also debuted an entirely new custom look for this year’s VIP elevator and lounge at the Golden Globes.

2. Cliff Fong

Fong is the Creative Director/Partner at Galerie Half, a gallery where the furniture functions as art in Los Angeles. He is also the creative force behind American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy’s striking home.

3. Charles Zana Architecture d’Intérieur

The French architect and designer is responsible for some of most breathtaking interiors around the globe, including a Guy Martin restaurant at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

4. Atelier AM

Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife duo Alexandra and Michael Misczynski of Atelier AM turn homes into works of art with their refined yet unique style.


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5. Dimore Studio

Founded by Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci, Dimore Studio showcases rich colors and playful patterns in their high-class designs.

6. Premier Stagers

Brainchild of The Harrison’s two luxe penthouse models, Premier Stagers is an iconic design team acclaimed for fusing sleek, contemporary details with fancifully luxurious furnishings for an overall chic ambiance.

7. Marmol Radziner

Founded in 1989, Marmol Radziner is a design-build firm with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Clients include Tom Ford, Rea Laccone and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

8. Kirsten Pike Design

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Kirsten Pike Design in 2019. Founder Kirsten Pike is renowned for creating a clean, crisp and layered aesthetic with simple, modern details, as evident in her two designer abodes at The Harrison.

Kirsten Pike Design

9. Ingrao Inc.

Partners Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper head this internationally acclaimed design and architecture firm based in New York City. Their esteemed work includes interiors for 143 residences at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.

10. Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design

Architect Elizabeth Roberts—whose clients include Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daria Werbowy, and Ulla Johnson—enjoys creating spaces that are eclectic and comfortable, rather than perfect.

Care to peruse more thoughtful, elegant and awe-inspiring interiors? Take a peek at The Harrison’s gallery.

The Harrison’s Steinway Suite Featured in Forbes as “Sky-High California Treasure”

Forbes—the ever-acclaimed global media company that focuses on business and lifestyle—has showcased The Harrison’s Steinway Suite as one of just two “sky-high California treasures” for sale in a recent article. According to Forbes writer Keith Flamer, if you’re a “home-seeking music enthusiast who loves entertaining amid panoramic sunsets in a cosmopolitan glam tower,” the Steinway Suite is calling your name.

Living Room

“Located on the 49th floor, The Steinway Suite comes fully furnished with one-of-a-kind pieces—anchored by the Steinway Model M Spirio, a high-resolution, smartphone-enabled, self-playing piano that performs notable symphonies up to hundreds of hours. So even if you’re not Louis Lortie, Yuja Wang or Martha Argerich, there’s still hope for your musical (and entertainment) aspirations.”


Read the full Forbes article here.