unexpected guests: jamie alexander.
it’s been too long since we’ve had an unexpected guest, but today we’ve got a great one — san francisco local jamie alexander. jamie runs park life, a wonderfully cool little art gallery / boutique in the richmond district with business partner derek song. jamie is also known for having amassed a great art collection of his own, including pieces from artists like chris johanson, Barry McGee, paul wackers, as well as some great furniture finds, so we’re going to pop in for a quick peek at his charming home today. should you find yourself in the inner richmond, stop in at park life have a look around and say hello to jamie.
What are a few things about San Francisco that make you call it home?
Unlike the suburbs where I grew up, San Francisco has a lot of diversity. Plus food, art, shops, public transportation, music, history, noise, people, parks, buildings, friends, family. I’ve come to depend on these things.
What is the best way to get to know your neighborhood?
Walking it a lot.
Any secrets about the city you think we should know?
The Inner Richmond, still a gem of a neighborhood that is under the radar.
Favorite Dive Spot:
in the Inner Richmond; Fizzee’s Bar on Geary at 4th ave. It’s a total disaster.
What’s currently on your turntable?
The new Walkmen CD.
What talent do you wish you could master?
What do you most treasure?
What bores you to death?
Caillou, this cartoon about a round-headed Canadian boy that my four year old likes but may have recently grown out of, thankfully.
You’re stuck inside for three days all by yourself and can’t leave, what do you do to keep busy?
Read, internet, cook, movies, clean. Doesn’t sound too bad actually.
• all photos by Carol Vaziri.