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.
I discovered Found My Animal, accessories “for adopted animals and their people,” a couple of years ago, and had to have them in my stores. With a mission as beautiful as the products they make, how could I resist? Handmade in their Brooklyn studio, their accessories are simple and classic, but also durable and practical. My favorites: the braided collars and […]
One of my newest obsessions, FEIT had me at hello. Featuring a minimal, modern aesthetic, exceptional materials, and classic, handmade construction, it’s easy to see why. Founded by Australian brothers Tull & Josh Price in 2005, this New York City-based footwear and accessories company has a beautiful and comprehensive product offering, but it’s their shoes that have earned cult status – and I’m thrilled to be carrying their newest collection.
Now in its eighth season, LD Tuttle is a footwear collection founded by Tiffany and her husband and business partner, Richard Lidinsky. And the shoes: incredibly modern yet classic, clean yet edgy, and all the while impeccably crafted. Tiffany was kind enough to open the doors of her studio to us, and share a bit about the creative space and process.
I discovered Irving Place Studio ceramics several years ago, and knew I had to have them for my Montecito store. A collaboration between renowned artist Dora De Larios, her daughter Sabrina Judge, and son-in-law Aaron Glasock, the current studio was established in 2012 and produces gorgeous hand thrown ceramics for everyday use at the table. They were kind enough to open the doors of their studio to us, and I was moved not only by the relationship between mother and daughter, but also by what that relationship has produced.
As with earlier this week, I’ve often sung the praises of Simone LeBlanc and her amazing gift giving services. When she welcomed us into her home earlier this year, she gave me a sneak peek at the incredible new studio that she was creating in the backyard – and I begged her to let us come back and feature it when complete.
I was introduced to HOPEWELL and its founders, Eliza Kenan and Claire Oswalt, through one of my closest friends Jessica – and loved everything about what they were doing. A design studio creating gorgeous textiles both modern and nostalgic, its spirit stems from the Hopewell Exchange System, a Native American trade route through which materials from far and wide were transformed into handmade goods, then traded.
Sweet, laid-back, incredibly talented, and with such a great sensibility, it’s no wonder that the lades of Bash, Please have struck gold with their one-stop shop for creative event and styling production. That said, I was thrilled to get a peek into their studio and process to see where and how all the magic happens.
I have long been a fan of Heather Levine’s wall hangings and light fixtures, and when I went to visit Victoria Morris’ new studio, which she shares with Heather and a few other amazing ceramists, I fell in love all over again.