L.A. Boutiques: Hemingway & Pickett — Climb Into This Shop!

Posted on November 02, 2012 by Priscilla Lozano | 0 Comments

We are starting a new blog series featuring some of the unique, quirky and inspiring design boutiques of Los Angeles. Here is the first one. Enjoy!

Perched in Los Angeles’s Silver Lake Neighborhood, is the quirky boutique Hemingway & Pickett.

The high wooden panel structures intersect to walls lined with graphic posters. A piano is repurposed as a product display. It is the interior of my dream adult treehouse.

Hemingway and Pickett

Owner, Toby Burke Hemingway opened the shop earlier last year, offering exclusive, funky designs to visitors. His space is occupied with home details, jewelery, furniture, artwork, stationary,and “curiosities”.

Balancing contemporary and vintage, he selects Australian imports and introduces local artist work.

From a matchstick glass table to a felt icosahedron (20 -faced) hovering light, it is a promising destination to find personality for your next home improvement project.

It is the only store in California where you can discover the whimsical Australian brand, Able & Game. Their “Thank You For All the Lovely Meals” Linen Tea Towel is a charming message when pouring a hot brew.

Tobys signature vintage camera hybrids are attractive inventions. He composes original homeware adaptations to antique gadgets.

My favorite among the wondrous pieces was the Arco-Flash and ROLLS Bakelite Camera Bookends. Steadily sitting on solid walnut bases, these cameras are worthy companions for written sets.

Other Bright Creations?

Keystone Capri 8mm Camera Lamps

The Argus 35mm and Keystone Capri 8mm Camera Lamps are members of his illuminated collection. No cameras were harmed in the making of these light fixtures.

His vision is admirable: “Hemingway and Pickett is not about people’s homes or lives being more perfect, it is about them being more interesting”.

Check out their fantastic houseware and accesories at:

Hemingway & Pickett
3208 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (map)
(323) 660-4200

And while you’re on Sunset Boulevard, visit another incredible shop deKor, which carries our limited edition HingeHeads.

Let us know in the comments, how do “imperfections” accent your authentic home?

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