The inspiration for this project is a personal recognition of the working class hero. The symbolism of the apron as an offering of service to who we are. The respect of this outer garment can be reflected in how it is put on.  A slight bowing of the head, a genuflect in honor of the work we do when taking the vows of our daily chores.

I will be exhibiting THE APRON PROJECT at March 18th, 19th, 20th


Huipil apron hand woven on a mayan loom

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Japanese boro (vintage ) Taisho era

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Japanese boro (vintage) Taisho era



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vintage oiled leather apron

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vintage oiled leather apron

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detail of vintage suspender strap 19th c

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vintage oiled leather apron

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vintage army tent fabric

Zendo Garage – Delivery to Modern Appealing Clothing in San Francisco

delivery to MACmacAnnouncement of my delivery to Modern Appealing clothing (MAC) in San Francisco. The collection includes quality denim incorporated with vintage Japanese fabrics. Please visit the store at 387 Grove st in San Francisco and 1003 Minnesota st (at 22nd) (415) 863.3011

Denim indigo vest

Denim indigo vest

*Meiji inspired vest with vintage sashiko stitched pocket and kimono loomed collar
*Back of vest is open with sashiko stitched at top and ramey tied at waist ~ 225.00bk vest 225.00

STOREFRONT LAB: 7/23 – 8/12

I’m excited to be part of a project in San Francisco called Storefront Lab. The project is located at 337  Shotwell in the Mission and is spearheaded by my friend Scott Constable of  Storefront Lab, an experiment about community engagement, will be transformed into a workshop and weekly retail venue featuring Deep Craft goods now under development.

I’ve been invited to create clothing that responds to the idea of a pop-up conceptual ‘board shop’ along with a group of Scott’s friends who will contribute a variety of other handmade products.  Storefront Lab will be open to the public on three consecutive Saturdays between July 23 and August 12. Things ranging from skate/surf/bike-related goods to clothing, housewares, jewelry and graphics will be made collaboratively during weekday working hours. Scott has invited guest chefs to prepare food for public Saturdays, when he will offer  limited production wares and products for sale to the public. Scott has also invited several of his artist friends dispersed around the country to produce 2D works that loosely interpret the idea of ’seascape’ to hang on the walls. Come check out Storefront Lab!