A New Zealand Pop-Up in San Francisco
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The most exciting thing about the America's Cup race going on in San Francisco right now? It's not a catamaran, but a pop-up restaurant from New Zealand. A collaborative effort from New Zealand architects Fearon Hay, chefs Desmond Harris and Hayden McMillan, and furniture designers Douglas & Bec, the Waiheke Island Yacht Club channels the wild beauty of this little-known (to us, at least) island off the coast of Auckland. Design elements include a terrazzo-topped bar, handmade stools from Douglas + Bec (haphazardly upholstered with animal skins), and custom leather dining chairs. For more, go to Waiheke Island Yacht Club . Above: The Waiheke Island Yacht Club is located on Pier 29 on the Embarcadero. Above: The bar is topped with New Zealand-formed terrazzo from Terrazzo + Stoneworks . Above: Among the oysters on offer: Coromandels from New Zealand. Above: The design team left the interior as is, with a bit of whitewash. Above: Long communal tables encourage New Zealand-style fraternizing.