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Imagine a dream world—a space where fashion, art, architecture, literature and socializing converge. In LA it’s no longer a dream, but a 1920’s neoclassical house at 1300 N. Genesee Ave in West Hollywood. Helmed by the Mexico City born and raised Artigas siblings—Alejandro, Teresita, and Gabriela—Genesee, as they call it, is neither a showroom, nor store, but a collective of artists, designers, writers, and thinkers who seek to understand what it means to produce in these times.
Alejandro remodeled and landscaped the two bedroom space, Teresita oversees all accessories and will prepare the fresh juices and pastries for guests, and Gabriela (designed jewelry for Juan Carlos Obando’s Fall 2009 runway show) is in charge of fashion for both men and women—sourcing hard-to-find designers to bring into the tightly edited rooms. The house is like a carefully curated collection that all combine to form an intelligent sense of style. More details available at their website.—Kelly Parsons