Sophie and I grew up together – she was a year ahead of me in elementary school and we continued on to middle school together after that. Years later, we reconnected during NY Fashion Week shortly after we had both launched our lines (she founded Vena Cava, a fresh spin on vintage mixed with an arty palette […]
One of my very favorite products for home has long been the warm and wonderfully-scented Amber Ball (La Boule d’Ambre) from L’Artisan Parfumeur. So when they released its new and long-awaited lavender-infused interpretation, La Boule de Provence, my heart skipped a beat. In creating this special product, the brand once again called upon the services […]
When I discover something that I love, I can’t help but share it. And Jiva-Apoha – the most amazing line of healing and beautifying oils for face and body – is no exception. Combining the healing practices of Ayurveda and Shamanism, they are the creation of Angela Shore, whose journeys and studies both inform and fuel her […]
I’m not one to wear a ton of jewelry, so if you catch me wearing a piece, it’s because it’s one I adore. A recent discovery (and addition to my stores) that most definitely fits the bill: the eponymous collection from Sophie Bille Brahe. A Copenhagen-based graduate of London’s Royal College of Arts, Sophie designs pieces that […]
I was introduced to Pilar and her gorgeous ceramics years ago by the wonderful Maurice of Bloom & Plume, and loved everything about them. Soon after, she began making pieces for my stores, and we have been fortunate to carry them ever since. Her inspired use of color, texture and design make her work wonderfully distinct, and […]
I was first introduced to K&R Ceramics when I discovered some of their pieces at General Store. The product of artists and partners Kat Hutter and Roger Lee, each high-fired stoneware piece is hand-thrown by Roger and hand-painted by Kat in their LA studio. Beautiful and distinct, they combine earthy natural clay textures with classic shapes and […]
I’ve been a huge fan of Peggy North’s next-level party boutique, Fire and Creme, since it opened in 2013. Located on Lincoln Boulevard in Venice, this little slice of heaven for kids (and adults) has only become more wonderful with time, growing in leaps and bounds in terms of their product offering and services provided. […]
I was introduced to Humble Ceramics when my friend Katie gave me one of the beautiful canisters – I soon began collecting them for my home, and am so happy to now carry them in my Montecito store. Created in small batches by LA-based artist Delphine Lippens, the one-of-a-kind rustic yet modern pieces are infused […]
Finding that balance of safe, yet effective in cleaning products can sometimes be a challenge. Often those that are safe are underwhelming in the deep-cleaning department and those that do the trick in terms of a thorough clean are less than safe. So when I discovered Saint Olio’s deodorizing, anti-microbial, bactericidal and divinely scented one-hundred […]
I discovered MQuan several years ago after falling in love with her signature hand built Jingle Bells, and knew I wanted to have them in my stores. Designed and sculpted by Michele Quan in her Brooklyn studio, they are just some of the many ceramic art and objects that she creates for home and garden, each […]
When I discovered The Sleep Shirt, a crisp, classic and beautifully made unisex nightshirt, it was love at first sight (immediately followed by making certain I could offer it in my stores). A Montreal-based sleepwear company led by Alexandra Suhner Isenberg and Megan McEwan, The Sleep Shirt began with that unisex nightshirt in two lengths, […]
I was introduced to Heather through Simone LeBlanc and simultaneously fell in love with both her line of textiles and home goods, Heather Taylor Home, and her blog, LA In Bloom. Inspired by her love of travel and eclectic entertaining style, her handmade textiles are simply beautiful, and I’m thrilled to now carry them in my stores. Heather was kind enough to […]
One of the most iconic hat designers of our time, Patricia Underwood has been creating unadorned handmade, hand finished designs for over thirty five years.
Patricia’s new book, The Way You Wear Your Hat, is a stunning celebration of both her career and the hat itself, and I’m thrilled to be a part of its launch. I hope you’ll join us in my West Hollywood store next Friday, May 1st for an exclusive book signing with Patricia herself, as well as an assortment of her Spring & Summer hats.
I discovered BDDW years ago after falling in love with their stunning live edge dining tables, and have since fallen one by one for their full range of thoughtfully detailed, beautifully made pieces. A small American furniture company dedicated to the creation of timeless, well-made designs, BDDW is lead by founder Tyler Hays, who designs each piece before it is painstakingly crafted in his Philadelphia studio. He was kind enough to welcome us in and share a bit about his process and point of view
I was introduced to Agnes Baddoo totes after spotting them at Beatrice Valenzuela’s Echo Park store, and was instantly hooked. All at once modern and classic, the gorgeous natural leather, buffalo and canvas carryalls are handcrafted in Los Angeles, and designed with equal parts form and function in mind.