One of my all time favorite stores, Ooga Booga, has a pop up shop in San Francisco that will be ending it's run in the next two weeks! If you are in town, I suggest you head on over to grab some zines and some records. November 30th is the last day. The location is at the Kadist Art Foundation on the corner of 20th and Folsom.
I first heard about Ooga Booga about six or seven years ago from an article in Nylon Magazine, about the owner, Wendy Yao. HERE is an article from 2007, about Wendy, her amazing space, and what influenced her to start her business. Some more recent articles from KCET here and here. I am happy that I've gotten to meet Wendy and volunteer a couple of times at her shop. Really glad that her store exists.
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|Mike Kelley's Destroy All Monsters. RIP|
The shop in San Francisco was great. I loved the polka dots in the windows. I happened to be wearing a polka dot dress that day, too. It's such a happy design. It felt nice to be the only ones in the store for a while. We could just hang out and gaze at all the art and zines. The plant, in the image below, gave me such fuzzy feelings. Everything is a visual feast, from the potted plant, to the different colored books and zines laying on the wooden surface, to the beautifully woven rug underneath....M A G I C.
|Underneath it reads: Chris Johanson & Jo Jackson, Sic Alps/Awesome, Vistas print, $200|
|Fruits and Nuts by Laura Owens|
Images © 2012 Ava Alamshah