Shrub Society is my side hustle. An obsessively-crafted experience, a multi-sensory homage to niche aesthetics, an off-the-wall gathering of fun /creative /weird/interesting people to eat, meet, and maybe compete. Shrub Society is the passion project of me, Marina Kozak, and my best friend Peter Diamond. We are the co-founders, art directors, fabricators, hype men and occasionally performers for this series of one night existential extravaganzas.
Wabi Sabi is the Japanese art of imperfection. We wanted to celebrate this idea through the unique aesthetic of Asian American take out. Created by many Asian immigrants, and ultimately embraced my Americans, it's filled with unique interpretations of culture on both ends to create something completely unique.
At the center of the event, were three grandiose Torii we built to emulate those found on the Zodiac placemats found at Chinese takeout restaurants.