LA's Favorite Shop Keeper
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Photographer Leslie Williamson would not normally go scouring flea markets, but for Garrett she did. The Garrett in question? Garrett Colton, owner of ST&NDARD GOODS in LA. Put it down to an eye for design, savvy business acumen, and straightforward midwest integrity: Garrett's shop has barely been open a year, but he's managed to endear himself to many of the city's creative types. In addition to his retail offerings, he's created a guest buyer series, reaching out to individuals who inspire him and asking them to source secondhand and vintage goods (half of the proceeds going to a charity of their choice). His latest series features Leslie Williamson's finds, which are available in-store at the Beverly Boulevard shop. Proceeds go to the JB Blunk Estate . Photography by Melissa Keller . Above: A selection of wares from St&ndard Goods. Above: The custom counter is painted deep blue. Above: A mix of under-the-radar clothing and magazines are on offer, along with goods for the home. Above: Williamson says, "I found this wood-handled copper can for plants in a market in Vienna. A while back I was on the lookout for a small watering can as I have a small collection of plants in my house, but it was hard to find something small." Copper Watering Can; $60. Above: "I had just finished shooting Carlo Mollino's home and had seen a wood inlay machine when I saw this pieces in a market in Vienna and had to pick it up." Moth Wood Inlay Picture: $125. Above: "I found these wall hooks at a car boot sale in London. They're brass from the seventies and have a modern feel. In fact, I wish I had kept them." Brass Hooks; $20 each. Above: Another inlaid wood piece of an alpine scene from the Vienna Market. Wood Inlay House; $150. Above: "The very fact that someone took the trouble to make this, I had to have it"; "Brass Unicorn; $60. N.B. To see our Shopper's Diary on the store go to: St&ndard Goods . For more on Leslie Williamson: see our review of our book, Handcrafted Modern .