The Progress. San Francisco. California. 12.20.2016.

Here's to a lovely holiday meal at The Progress. Always a pleasure seeing Chef Stuart and having him feed me. Thank you for having me Heist!

The Progress
1525 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115


hog island sweetwaters with spicy kohlrabi kraut
smoked duck 'tsukemono' with umeboshi
barhi dates with hazelnut crema
persimmon with kinako & black sesame
merguez with parsley yogurt
snacking pork with apple mostarda
seven pepper fry bread with babaganoush
roasted fennel & citrus salad Hanson mills 'farro verde' & queso fresco
bn ranch beef aged barley miso potatoes & nori salsa verde
eggnog 'ice cream' sandwich coffee-rum caramel & hazelnuts


Living Digital Space and Future Parks. teamLab. Pace Gallery. Menlo Park. California. 12.18.2016.

I dragged my feet in getting down to Menlo Park for this show until closing day today. This show did not disappoint. teamLab is a Japanese art technology collective that does these incredible art installations that are truly immersive and interactive. They are all so artfully done and I find that they do an amazing job of balancing art and tech, which is not something I see very often. All the pieces are engaging and beautiful and evoke a sense of zen. Like all truly immersive and interactive experiences, pictures do them no justice.
300 El Camino Real

Anderson Collection & Cantor Center for Visual Arts. Stanford University. Palo Alto. California. 12.18.2016.

Today I took Caltrain down to Menlo Park to see my friend Lauren and to see the closing of teamLab at Pace Gallery. Since Stanford is right next door, we decided to go see the Nick Cave before the teamLab show. 

Nick Cave Soundsuits

Anderson Collection at Stanford University
314 Lomita DriveStanford, CA 94305650.721.6055

Then we wandered upstairs to see the rest of the collection.

Since the Cantor Center is right next door and we had some time to kill before we had to go to the teamLab show, we ran through that as well.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University
328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305

I really enjoyed these Rembrandt etchings.

This is an early Picasso from when he was 20.


Nocturnal Animals.

It's been well over a month and this hauntingly beautiful film is still haunting me. I find myself unraveling layers upon layers constantly when I think about this stunning film. Nicely done Mr. Ford.


Heath Ceramics Building. San Francisco. California. 12.10.2016.

This morning I dropped off a big bag of winter items for donation at Tartine Manufactory for Standing Rock. Then I went around the corner and met up with my friends for the San Francisco Remodelista Market at the Heath Ceramics Building. I didn't buy anything as I have been donating a lot lately to a lot of things, but I do love seeing everything and catching up with my friends.

Heath Ceramics
2900 18th Street
San Francisco, California 94110

This is from Yonder below. I am a bit obsessed with her work and I especially like her ceramic tea holders.

Then we popped upstairs to visit out friend Matt Dick over at Small Trade Company as he had vendors in his space as well.

Naturally I had to go down the hall to sneak a peak at what else is there.

Here is a sneak into Olli's studio.


Ghost Ship fire. Oakland. California. 12.2.2016.

2016 has been very extreme for me personally on the grieving front. There are no words to describe my sadness over this, but I hope that you would consider donating to funds that will help the victims of the fire so they and their families can have some support during thus extremely difficult time.

More information about the Ghost Ship fire:


This one is tax deductible:


The Speakeasy. San Francisco. California. 11.18.2016.

My friend Mary who works at Live 105 goes to a lot of shows, even more than I do if you can imagine that. She told me about this show called The Speakeasy that she stumbled upon years ago when they had a run in town and she said that it was the best thing she has ever seen in San Francisco. Hilariously, I was inquiring about this business' hidden speakeasy when I was in their store one day and the salesclerk told me to check out The Speakeasy as they would be held there. I put the two and two together and convinced a few of my friends to come to The Speakeasy with me. Especially since I didn't make it to Sleep No More on this night although I had tickets with Florence...

The Speakeasy is an immersive theatre set in 1923 during the prohibition era that takes place at a speakeasy. You can start at the cabaret, bar or casino. Pending where you begin and how you wander throughout the duration of the show, you will have a very different experience than others attending that evening. Formal dress is required and period dress is encouraged as you can blend in better with the performers for a better experience. Tickets start at $120 but I highly recommend you checking this show out for yourself. Please make sure to check your credit card afterwards for the charges to your tab in case they've made a mistake as it does happen.


Chinatown. San Francisco. California. 11.23.2016.

I have lived near Chinatown almost the entire 16 years I have lived in San Francisco. I never get sick of it and I do love the view. It reminds me of home (Hong Kong) sometimes. I can go to the east/west cafes and get my lemon iced tea or milk tea, along with congee and noodle soups. I also know all the hole in the walls for great rice and noodle plates. I also really love walking in Chinatown when it's quiet early in the morning and late at night.

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Oubliette. San Francisco. California. 10.27.2016.

The descent beckons the ascent beckoned...
-William Carlos Williams

Here is collaboration #2 between Rachel and I. This was a test shoot in gearing up for the big shoot at the moment. Enjoy. Collaboration #1 here.

All photos of me below by Feather Weight.


Queen! Smart Bar. Chicago. Illinois. 11.12.2016.

This is the most Chicago thing you can do: close down Queen! with Derrick Carter. That man taught me to give more than 150% always. So much love for Uncle D!

Smart Bar
3730 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60613