We’re doing a food pop-up with some of our favorite creatives: Abacus Row, Studio Mondine and Kaarem, which all happen to be Vietnamese-American. Dream team!
On the menu:
Beef Pho Rolls - $8
Mushroom Pho Rolls - $8
Vietnamese Iced Coffee - $5
Housemade Cookies - $3
Abacus Row has been hosting et al., a series of collaborative pop-ups with independent artists, designers and small business owners. This fourth edition features Kaarem, a women’s clothing brand based in New York and Vietnam and with strong ties to California, and Studio Mondine, a floral design studio in San Francisco (who also did an installation at AR et al. number one, pictured below.)
We’ve oogled over Kaarem’s designs for years. We love how her minimal clothing line ties in Vietnamese culture: their clothing references the tailoring of an áo dài, the Vietnamese traditional dress and they manufacture their clothes in Vietnam. They’ve even gone as far as making Vietnamese-inspired printed fabric (see the red algae/Vietnamese dessert inspired one here). Love love love.