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- Ceramic basket ikebana containers from Japan, hand-built porcelain cups/spoon/teapot by Julia Haft-Candell
- Matt Merkel-Hess big spot stoneware bowls, WAKA WAKA redwood slab table and bench
- LURK handmade perfumes, Hannah Keefe chain/solder earring series, Nick Kramer VO sculpture, Rowena Sartin brass C-cuffs and bangle series, Julia Haft-Candell miniature bowls and spoon set
- Espadrilles from Spain, Japanese indigo plants, zig zags by WAKA WAKA
- Matt Merkel-Hess stoneware knee/shin bowls, WAKA WAKA T-stool series (reclaimed wood), Hannah Keefe chain/solder necklace series
- Zachary Leener ceramic twist sculpture, WAKA WAKA wall hooks, WAKA WAKA ladder rack and blue triangle bookshelf, Meiji period boro panels from Japan
Matt Merkel-Hess hand-built ceramic pyramid sculptures, Natascha Snellman wood chainlink, Beatrice Valenzuela handmade leather kids shoes,
Matt Merkel-Hess ceramic 5 gallon bucket, Rowena Sartin mens shirt collection, Otaat shoulder bag in Japanese w
- Meiji period handwoven linen kaya panels (mosquito netting) from Japan on wall, lacquerware from Japan, porcelain spoons, WAKA WAKA birch wood bookshelf
- Rowena Sartin clothing, WAKA WAKA zig zag coat racks, WAKA WAKA thought bubble cutting boards, cone basket from Indonesia, half moon ceramic sculptures by Kelly Breslin, Meiji period indigo noren panels from Japan, bamboo cotton braided headpiece by Yelen
- Paintings by Meghan Petras, geometric nesting tables and stools by WAKA WAKA, ceramic sculpture grouping by Zachary Leener, vintage terracotta horse figures from Indonesia (on ground)
- Two-tone leather bags by JUJU made (Juliana Hung), ceramic planters by Zachary Leener
- Socklets from Japan, Rowena Sartin veg leather belts, Anve leather paper sack clutch, Rowena Sartin clothing
One of our favorite LA stores, IKO IKO (featured in our Racked38, and mostly recently in Lucky's LA shopping guide), migrated from Echo Park to Hollywood this month. We checked out their newer, bigger digs and asked them a couple quick questions about the move and what's upcoming for owners Kristin Dickson and Shin Okuda.
You had such a great, but a bit out the way old location. Why did you move?
We wanted to have a bigger space with the potential to grow more ideas and pieces. We were also looking for a more pedestrian location within a neighborhood that still touched existing retail spots.
What are you excited about in regards to being in a new space?
The amount of light, white walls, and more breathing room for the work. It's a good new energy here which underlines the potential we feel in our new home. We are very happy!
We've loved your programming with featured artists, workshops and events. Any big changes with IKO IKO programing, etc?
We're continuing to develop new pieces with some of the artists we work with as well as expand on our own makings. There will still be a hefty amount of ceramic practice in our product lineup and also some new wearables, some traditional fiber works from abroad, and then new interior/home accessories and furniture.
Kristin, you design the women's line Rowena Sartin (Shin designs furniture and homegoods under the name WAKA WAKA). What can we expect to see from Rowena Sartin in your new space?
A continuation of season-less pieces with hand pleating and applique effects. There's always a buttondown shirt of some sort and a new smock and everyday dress combination. Subtly twisting what is basic.
IKO IKO is now open at their new location 946 Fairfax Blvd in Hollywood.
· IKO IKO [Official Site]
· Racked 38 [Racked LA]