While we’re not quite Thelma and Louise, put two designers on a mission to scout out the hottest design shops and galleries in Los Angeles and you have a recipe for a different kind of trouble.
A few weeks ago senior designer Ericka Catanzaro and I laced up our power sneaks and shopped L.A. We scoured Consort Design and JF Chen (a-mazing!). We made ourselves at home at Richard Shapiro’s Studio, Lucca Antiques and Lawson Fenning. Then we capped it all off with a tour around the Broad. I need to pause here to say that the gift shop at the Broad is perhaps the coolest museum gift shop that I have ever seen. I left with a super fun Jeff Koons plastic tote bag that will be perfect for fabric swatches or a day at the beach.
What’s crystal clear is that the design and art scene in L.A. now rivals NYC and that’s a big statement coming from a former New Yorker.