Shopper's Diary: Big Daddy's Antiques in LA
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Shane Brown, the vintage and antiques impresario behind Big Daddy's Antiques, got his start in LA more than twenty years ago selling garden goods. Since then, Big Daddy's has become the go-to source for prop stylists, set designers, and interior designers looking for one-off, not-seen-everywhere pieces, which Brown sources on his visits to US, European, and Asian markets. A few weeks ago, Brown relocated his LA outpost (he has a showroom in SF as well) to a 25,000-square-foot former film sound stage located just off La Cienega Boulevard, near Culver City. In both his LA and SF locations, Brown creates compelling in-store vignettes, prompting people to see objects in a new way; he also creates custom light fixtures using unexpected vintage pieces (copper baking pans, for instance) and operates an on-site workshop for custom-built orders and for repairing and refining vintage pieces. For more information, go to Big Daddy's Antiques . N.B.: Big Daddy's Antiques will be hosting the Remodelista Holiday Market this Saturday, December 10th. Above: Big Daddy's warehouse is located at 3334 S. La Cienega Place in Los Angeles. Above: A black vintage drafting table sits in front of weathered urns and a custom mirror. Above: Antique industrial carts, garden planters, and architectural elements. Above: Custom lighting and bird cages are among the vintage architectural finds. Above: An entire wall created of stacked wooden crates contains various antique objects. Above: Vintage picture frames and mirrors line a wall. Above: Antique fan covers are displayed against the side wall.