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Japanese Artisans at Heath; Wal-Mart Chinatown Cometh

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FAIRFAXStarnet, a very cool Japanese design shop, is paying LA a summer visit with a shop-with-a-shop at Heath Ceramics on Beverly. The pop-up, which opened on Saturday, will run through September 10th and was curated by Shin Nakahara of Playmountain. (For those unfamiliar with Starnet, here's a post from Remodelista on the store/art space.) LA, I'm Yours already stopped by and says of the offerings: "They’d make great gifts and goods for the minimalist in your life" [Racked Inbox]

CHINATOWN—Our friends at Curbed report that construction has begun on the Wal-Mart store slated for Chinatown. As you might imagine, an lengthy comments thread has sprung up about the chain's value for or possible destruction of the surrounding community. [Curbed]