T W G : Design Journal


Paul recently attended the opening of artist Hunt Slonem's exhibition at the Serge Sorokko Gallery in San Francisco. Slonem is best known for his expressionist paintings of tropical birds, based on a personal aviary in which he keeps about 100 live birds of various species. His fascination with exotica can be traced to his experiences as a child in Hawaii and as a foreign exchange student in Nicaragua. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, as well as over eighty museums around the globe. The gallery is currently exhibiting brilliant representations of the artist’s unique style.

Paul with Richard N. Snyder at the opening


Though he's rarely free to eat out in the city, Paul's office in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco puts him within striking distance of some pretty fabulous eateries. Today he lunched across town at his current favorite, Cotogna (Italian for "quince"). The restaurant serves rustic Italian cuisine and offers a daily-changing menu of spit-roasted or grilled meats and fish, wood-oven pizzas and house-made pastas. Paul's report: "So fresh and understated...squash blossom pizza with capers and lime!! Cold white corn soup and bitter cherry trifle for dessert...it was so hard to choose!" YUM!  ~