We’re excited to be collaborating with our neighbors along our stretch of Mason Street for the holiday edition of Mason Street Friends! Once again, we’ll each be hosting friends—fellow artists, designers and small business owners—to make this day a celebration of community. Come out to shop, eat, and enjoy live music!
For this edition of Mason Street Friends, we've invited three artists to join us in our shop: Gama Hsu of Béo, Hiroko Kato of Hataguchi Collective, and Tiffany Tang. We are excited to have these artists pop up for the day to share a much more extensive offering of their work than we carry regularly in the shop.
Béo is a San-Francisco-based brand founded by creative Gama Hsu. A talented maker, graphic designer, and dancer, Gama brings an aesthetic and sensory thoughtfulness to her work. Inspired by scent and informed by design, Béo soaps are beautifully handmade with charming textures and natural colors, making for a fun, tactile experience with every use.
Hataguchi Collective is a Bay-Area-based design studio founded by Hiroko Kato. The sustainably-minded line works with artisans in India to craft handmade paper products from old cotton garments. Giving new life and purpose to something that has seemingly reach its end is reflected throughout Hiroko's work. Even the name Hataguchi, that of her grandmother's family, who was the last member of the Hataguchi line, offers a new path forward.
Tiffany Tang is a ceramics artist and teacher with an MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design. She primarily works with wheel-thrown porcelain, with a focus on integrating colors and textures into her pieces. Her work in ceramics is heavily influenced by her Chinese American heritage, revolving primarily around cultural identity and the influences of different Asian American experiences.
Food + Drink
We'll have drink and food offerings rotating in throughout the day. We're starting off with coffee and tea from Kasama Cà Phê (12–2pm), followed up with cake slices from Grand Opening (2:30–4:30pm), and mixed drinks from BarkeepSF to wrap up the evening (5–7pm).
Kasama Cà Phê
Kasama Cà Phê is a café concept by Derek and Kevin, which serves high-quality Southeast Asian-grown coffee, with the vision to bring the region's coffee culture to the forefront.
Grand Opening is a weekly pastry pop-up at Mister Jiu's in San Francisco's Chinatown. Acclaimed pastry chef Melissa Chou puts her own spin on classic desserts inspired by her upbringing in San Francisco.
BarkeepSF is a mobile bartending project by San Francisco native Derek Kwong, offering custom cocktails for all occasions.
Find our full lineup of Mason Street Friends participating storefronts, artists, and makers here