“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
Some brands like to flaunt their do-gooder cred, but Apolis has been quietly living up to its name (it’s Greek for “global citizen”) by producing elegant menswear basics in partnership with heritage manufacturers and indigenous suppliers worldwide.
Scrambling for a last-minute gift to satisfy the boss’s Ruscha fetish or scouting inspiration for your nine-figure blockbuster…
Neighborhood: Culver City
Owners Skip and Janice Willett’s 15,000-square-foot warehouse is packed with well-preserved vintage toilets, baths, sinks, doors, hinges, escutcheons, doorknobs, heating registers, hardwood flooring, windows…
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, […]
Sporting goods retailer Adrian Vaughan was tired of schlepping across town for size 13 basketball sneakers, so three years ago he set up ATeam Shoe Shop in his South Bay neighborhood to cater to the big guys…
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.
The Autry National Center offers a look at the American West with ongoing and special exhibitions for all ages…
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 […]
Best of LA, October 2008Because so many TV and movie crew members call the San Fernando Valley home, neighborhoods there are expert at playing dead: Front yards feature creatures on hydraulics, intricate light shows, “live” ghouls, scary sound effects, and professional stuntmen. One area i
If Don draper and Walter White opened a store, you’d expect it to stock the same break-resistant, lab-ready glassware along with boardroom-swanky midcentury bar essentials that are carried here.
Neighborhood: Silver Lake
Barneys New York has the requisite breadth of classic footwear staples that you’d expect from a luxury retailer.