Best of LA: Shop
When seeking out unique trompe l’oeil flora—the kind that would make even Mother Nature cop a feel—we set our sights on Aldik Home
Neighborhood: Van Nuys
“Restoration requires not only technical ability—it’s an art,” says Barry Amiri, co-owner of the Antique Rug Co.
An early homesteader in the downtown arts district, the menswear boutique Apolis will turn your fashion consciousness into a fashion conscience
Scrambling for a last-minute gift to satisfy the boss’s Ruscha fetish or scouting inspiration for your nine-figure blockbuster…
Neighborhood: Culver City
Classic-rock posters, woven baskets, crocheted dinosaurs, and geometric planters are just a few of the wares that beckon at ARTISTS & FLEAS. The Brooklyn-born market specializes in vintage pieces and artisanal goods from L.A.’s up-and-coming craft talents. The no-admission, no-attitude gathering is staged Saturdays at the corner of Traction Avenue and 3rd Street downtown and, […]
When your former best bud, DJ Sticky Fingers, has split with your cans and you need a pair quick, run to the Turntable Lab in the Fairfax District for gear that can cost as little as the change in your couch or as much as several Franklins.
A basket filled with, say, Dr. Seuss tales from CHILDREN’S BOOK WORLD will stand out among the flood of pastel onesies and booties at any party. The savvy staff create custom packages and pride themselves on choosing classic yet surprising titles (I Took the Moon for a Walk instead of the ubiquitous Goodnight Moon). Baskets […]
At Baxter-Northup Music, an L.A. institution since 1906, owner Ed Walker can hook up tone-deaf parents with name-brand vintage instruments.
Neighborhood: Sherman Oaks
Pro shoppers know to wait for the final 70 percent price slash, when Proenza Schouler handbags and Kenzo embroidered lace pants can be had for a song
Expect happy murmurs from the adults as they stroll the aisles of the Big Kid Collectable Toy Mall & Retro Store
Neighborhood: Sherman Oaks
The emphasis at Wild Wings is to bring the birds to you, though the owners also lead periodic walks to avian-rich locales in Los Angeles County. The Sherman Oaks operation stocks backyard feeders and birdhouses that encompass a wide range of species, from woodpeckers to bluebirds to owls. The seed mixes are blended specifically with […]
Blue Collar Working Dog carries all manner of camping and hiking paraphernalia for canines–spot items that ensure pet safety and comfort in the wild
Neighborhood: Echo Park
From tiny black diamond studs to thick gold rings, BODY ELECTRIC TATTOO offers an array of jewelry for clients of chief piercing artist Brian Keith Thompson. Patrons here include Beyoncé and Rihanna, who are in good company with the body jewelry from heavyweights like Industrial Strength and Body Vision.
Best Espaliered Trees, August 2014 Gardeners who are short on space have long relied on espaliered trees—those arboreal works of art whose branches are pruned to grow flat against a wall or as a living fence. At Bountiful Gardens, David Diaz goes beyond the usual grower-supplied fruits like lemon, pear, and plum. He’s coaxed his […]
Neighborhood: Lake View Terrace