Japanese

yayoi kusama

I first encountered Yayoi Kusama's work at the Gagosian Gallery in New York, and immediately went a bit dotty for her. The Japanese-born artist, now in her eighties, has been producing artworks inspired by themes of personal obsession and cosmic wonder for decades. The Victoria Miro Gallery has a show of her works, running from Feb 9th to April 5, 2012. Looking forward to catching this exhibition in London.

yardbird

Our friend Matt Abergel, ex-head chef at Zuma and MASA (NY), has opened Yardbird - a modern yakitori spot up on Bridges Street. With an identity done by Evan Hecox, we're already in love. We've tasted the menu which includes corn tempura, korean cauliflower rice cakes, fruit tomatoes and of course yakitori and all of it is damn delicious. Opened now, but until the alcohol license gets approved, it's BYOB. Yardbird, 33-35 Bridges St. Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Open 6pm till late.