Shopper's Diary: Garde in Los Angeles
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On our must-visit list in LA: Garde, a new shop on Beverly Boulevard, featuring stylishly understated housewares and accessories. Our friend David John of You Have Been Here Sometime alerted us to Garde's arrival: "Garde is the latest addition to Beverly Boulevard's design-centric community, which includes Heath Ceramics, Lawson-Fenning, Bourgeois Boheme, and Eccola, to name a few. Scotti Sitz, who worked with fashion brands like Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani, opened Garde to showcase works that that were not being seen elsewhere in LA. She is currently carrying drinking glasses by llse Crawford with Michael Anastassiades that heighten the awareness of drinking something special, as well as work by Lindsey Adelman, the lighting designer, and ceramic work by California potter Sarah Paloma. On the back wall, there is shelving inspired by Donald Judd's 1969 Blue Box sculpture, perfect for showcasing linens and such. It's these small details that make Garde such a welcome addition to Beverly Boulevard." For more information, go to Garde . Photography by David John. Above: The storefront on Beverly Boulevard. Above: The original concrete floors contrast with a wall of raw poplar. Above: Hand-thrown stone bells on hemp rope made by Michelle Quan; prices range from $135 to $195, depending on size. Above: Sitz designed custom tables with copper bases and poplar tops featuring painted stripes. The tables are available by custom order, prices available on request. Above: A selection of blankets and throws from Peru; $425 each. Above: Brass trivets designed by Masanori Oji for Toyama-based metalware company Futagami; prices range from $110 to $115. Above: Tote bags designed by Matt Dick of Small Trade Company are available in indigo (L) for $240 and in denim and linen (shown denter and R) for $360. Sitz designed the beaded hanging hooks for display purposes, buts, but has ended up selling a few, due to customer demand. Above: Danish home interiors line Tine K's Striped Pillows and Quilt are $45 and $150, respectively. Above: Salt and pepper Bottle Grinders designed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn. The small set is $62 and the single tall grinder (in ash or carbon) is $55.