Consciously or not, we fear that our lives will be dismissed in a society that is hyper and instantly disposable. A book is tangible, you can hold it in your hands, and share and gift it to others. These are everlasting qualities opposite of the ephemeral state of modern day society.
Rosewood House is my mother’s family business and American Dream. And as the typical good Asian son, I helped the family business: from completing thousands of home deliveries to customer’s throughout the Bay Area, to watching the stores in Concord and Oakland when my parents flew to Asia to visit our furniture factory on annual buying trips.
Through those decades, I was persistent on photographing our collection of furniture and art. The advantage and takeaway lesson is this: capture and share your story. Because of my respect for art and artists that create content, I authored and curated the Rosewood House book, cataloging the historic and cultural significance of the collection.
440 pages, 1,390 photographs and illustrations.
Jekyll&Hyde Published October 30, 2009