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If you dream of having more crafty-cool shopping haunts like Echo Park Craft Fair, Eastside Handmade, and the Renegade Craft Fair on the daily, surprise: our city's latest handmade hot spot isn't on the Eastside, but rather in Hollywood. Blogstar-beloved jeweler Sonia Boyajian and artsy textile studio (and Paper Chase collaborators) Hopewell have opened shoppable studios just a few doors up from Pop Physique on N Cahuenga Boulevard.
Founded by film art director and architect Eliza Kenan and fine artist Claire Oswalt, Hopewell's space offers the talented design duo's colorful quilts, pillows, home goods, baby merch, and more mid-century-inspired textiles, are also stocked at avant garde style star mecca TenOverSix. Inside Boyajian's boutique, find the jewelry designer's incredible gemstone treasures, like chunky wire-wrapped charm necklaces and technicolor beaded earrings. LA Times notes that the LA-bred jeweler's museum-worthy masterpieces made cameos at Nina Ricci's spring runway show, and that Boyajian's wares are popping up at MOCA in Downtown.
· Hopewell [Official Site]
· Sonia Boyajian [Official Site]
· Two new destinations for handmade design open in Hollywood [LAT]
· Where Blogger Marta Pozzan Goes For Magical Gems in the Hills [Racked]