Shop Of Oddities
Locating those one-off interior pieces that bring a room to life just got a whole lot easier! Storefront is exactly what you’d expect a film production designer’s antique and home goods shop to look like: light-flooded thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, decorated with blankets, flags, and artworks adorning the brick and wood walls, and frankly, stuffed with the best flea market finds minus the hassle of actually going to one. Opened in August in L.A.’s trendy Arts District, Storefront features a rotating roster of vintage objects ranging from prison keys and door handles to armchairs and tool chests, and it’s where you’re likely to find anything from a riveted wood propeller, and an 1890s Navajo blanket, to a coin-operated rocking pony ride from the 1950s.
Carrying the conversation-starter pieces collected over many years by owner and head curator Coryander Friend – whose impressive resume most notably includes decorating the Los Angeles homes in Mike Mills’ film Beginners – the shop also exhibits temporary instalments of shoppable art, currently pottery by Victoria Morris and surf photography by Will Adler.
If the collection of oddities strikes your interest, your first task will be to find the store, tucked as it is behind a steel door – just locate the ‘810 E 3rd’ sign on the metal gate, and push the Storefront buzzer to be let in. Another pro tip: it’s just next to Wurstkuche, the Downtown home to heavenly sausage sandwiches and 24 imported beers, and perfect for a post-shop sup. Get going!