LA Popular's friendly staff welcomes browsers while its upbeat owner is on hand to answer questions about adopting new furniture and assimilating it into decorated homes. Sleep enthusiasts can stack supreme- or deluxe-model twin mattresses ($69.99–$99.99) on cream or dark wood bunk beds ($299.99) to maximize sleeping space for Andy Griffith Show–themed pajama parties, while aspiring Astaires get sturdy Portsmouth five-piece dining-room sets to practice tap dancing on 42-inch-diameter dark wooden tabletops ($399.99).
Duson Design specializes in unique modified vintage and mid-century furnishings, art and accessories from reclaimed wood and industrial metals. We refresh our inventory of mid-century modern, art deco, industrial, Asian antique, pop art and found art inspired home furnishings and accessories every week.
Clover is an eclectic boutique in Los Angeles’ hip Silver Lake neighborhood. While the boxy standalone building is a non-descript gray, the window display running the length of the store is filled with flashy home goods and garments. Clover tends to change up their display throughout the year with playful eye-catching art and seasonal clothing, all of which can be purchased inside the colorfully eclectic boutique space. Since opening in 2001, Clover has expanded to include women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and a variety of home goods, jewelry, books, toys and candles. Because of the ample collection, Clover can sometimes be overwhelming to dig through, but amiable staff (likely the owners themselves) makes spending some time inside a breeze.
Naya's Garden safely shelters energetic youngsters in its 3,000-square-foot building replete with indoor and outdoor play structures that promote social skills and strengthen physical development. After shielding feet in mandatory socks, tykes can navigate a maze, romp through a ball pit, scale a climbing wall, or play real-estate agent by accompanying newlywed squirrels on a tree-house tour. Hopping sessions in a bouncy castle help burn calories, snacks nourish famished frolickers, and frequently cleaned toys and friendly staffers ensure participant well-being. Thrice weekly half-hour sing-alongs commence at 11 a.m., imbuing whippersnappers with catchy folk tunes and world music chants each Tuesday and Thursday. Each Friday, tots learn Spanish versions of their favorite English melodies or German versions of their favorite birdcalls.
Living Room is located on pedestrian-friendly Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. It’s a beautiful furniture store that draws patrons in by displaying livable furniture sets in the front of their glass windowed store. The small privately-owned business sells vintage finds, unique locally-made custom pieces, art, lighting and a few imported items. They have a bright lit-up yellow sign in their private parking lot that makes their store easy to find. Multiple living room areas setup throughout the lofty space creates cozy nooks in the large warehouse. The store is well laid out and comfortable to move through. The variety of furniture sets on display allows patrons to find an arrangement that fits their individuality.
Since its inception in 1979, The Museum of Contemporary Art has devoted itself to post-1940 artwork, a focus that sets it apart from all other Los Angeles museums. Its permanent collection harbors more than 5,000 art objects, encompassing media from video installations and documentary photography to pop art. Works from renowned artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Diane Arbus share gallery space with pieces from up-and-coming artists across the museum’s three facilities.
To complement its permanent collection, the museum hosts rotating temporary exhibits, such as the current Mike Kelley exhibit, which explores american pop culture through irreverent, multimedia pieces. The museum staff also augments these displays with events, such as their screening series in collaboration with the Los Angeles Filmforum, which explores the intersection of experimental film and art like a projection screen sewn with pages from DaVinci’s journal.