Gary Weiss, Proprietor

IXIA founder, Gary Weiss, left his home in Brooklyn, New York at age 19 to travel for most of a year in Morocco, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Kashmir.

After returning to the states, Gary moved west to San Francisco. During more than six years as a student at the Zen Centers in San Francisco and Marin county, Gary cultivated his sensitivity toward nature and developed an appreciation for simplicity in art.

Several decades later, nature remains a vital part of Gary's life. He is an avid hiker with an exhaustive knowledge of the trails of Mt. Tamalpais; his weekly hikes bring balance to his life and inspire countless design ideas. Since opening IXIA in 1983, Gary has created close to 1000 window displays - much appreciated visual gifts to residents and visitors of the neighborhood.