Dinner with James Jean, Part 2
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Last Thursday night began at the Silverlens Gallery, where Nikki Luna and Zean Cabangis opened their two-man show called Shade My Eyes and I Can See You.

Nikki Luna and Ely Buendia
Nikki Luna gets a surprise visit from Ely Buendia

NIkki Luna
She showed drawers that had light boxes inside. (Photo:

Nikki Luna, Stephanie Kienle, Christian Gonzalez
Nikki with Stephanie Kienle and Christian Gonzalez

Daryl Chang, Pauline Juan, Eugene David, NIkki Luna
Daryl Chang, Pauline Juan, Eugene David, Nikki Luna

Hunger happened, so Grace, Len, Keri and I walked over to Terry’s next door where I had this ribeye

Terry's ribeye

At 9 PM, we went to our 2nd dinner with James Jean in this beautiful house. I rarely get floored by houses, and this one took my breath away because of all the space, high ceiling, and art.

Living room

The house was designed by the owner of the house. He is an architect trained in Barcelona, a businessman, and a serious collector of books and art.

Living room

But before I could see the rest of the house, I had to behave and sit down for dinner.
There was a bottle of shiraz designed by James Jean

A bottle of Shiraz by James Jean
James Jean bottle

James spoke art with Nikki Luna

James Jean and Nikki Luna

and showed us pieces from his jewelry collection

Ring by James Jean
James Jean rings

He signed my books

James Jean signs Kindling

And then we got a tour of the house. First, the massive two-story screening room/library


A spiral staircase in the back of the room leads to an upstairs

Art and stairs

where you can watch the same screen


There’s the balcony


and a view of the pool

Swimming pool

More paintings on the second floor: an entire wall of Shepard Fairey


You might recognize it by the style

Shepard Fairey

An original James Jean cover art

James Jean art

right next to the cover itself

James Jean cover

Here’s the view from the 2nd floor

View from the top

What I liked most, besides the pool, was truly restroom. I wasn’t able to take a picture inside because my camera battery conked out at a most inconvenient time.
The owners shared they used mostly Domus furniture and Parador floors in their house.
Domus has a showroom on the Lower Ground Floor of Greenbelt 5. Must check this out again.

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