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).
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.
Ambassador Industries, in business for over 50 years, is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of window coverings, including Vertical Blinds, Mini Blinds, Wood Blinds, Roller Shades, Roman Shades, Cellular Shades, and all other window treatments. We also carry national brands: Hunter Douglas, Comfortex, and Springs.
Allen and Richard Wattenberg took over the reins at Ross Cutlery in 1964. By that time, the shop was already 34 years old and predominantly dealt with knife-sharpening services. While the brothers and their staff have continued the shop's legacy of fixing up dull knife blades and haircutting tools, they've steadily populated their shelves with professional-grade haircutting tools, sporting knives, collectible swords, and kitchen-cutlery sets from Henckels, Trident, and Forschner. Their 2,300-square-foot shop rests on the ground floor of the Bradbury Building, which is an architectural landmark and the proud father of a rambunctious little parking garage.