"Hem's vision of quality and forward design for the home is in line with Poketo's own ethos of bringing art and design into the everyday," Ted Vadakan, co-founder of Poketo with wife Angie Myung, noted in a statement. "We are so excited to be partnering with Hem on this first West Coast showcase at Poketo Project Space."
In line with Hem's arrival to Los Angeles, we asked Palmér to give us a tour of Scandinavian-influenced design around the city.
Petrus Palmér, image courtesy of Hem
Petrus Palmér: The Acne Studios on Broadway in Downtown LA is in an Art Deco gem: the Eastern Columbia Building. The store features sleek interiors as well as a giant mushroom installation by Carsten Höller.
PP: Lunya captures the essence of Scandinavian comfort with a touch of effortless LA cool. Hygge is all about slowing down, being present and enjoying the moment and Lunya wants you to experience all those good vibes.
The Good Liver
PP: From Japanese dishes and glassware to Swedish linens and tools, this excellently curated shop is a cross between a general store and a home décor store with impeccable attention to detail and quality. Perfect for those who value craftsmanship!
PP: Oriel is a little French restaurant tucked right into Chinatown’s metro stop. Turns out Oriel is an architectural term describing a glass-encased cove, and this restaurant lives up to that name.
PP: On the hunt for the best trinkets and leather goods lays Alchemy Works located in the Arts District. With an eclectic mix of vintage goods, clothing and hand-picked home items, Alchemy Works is a one-stop spot for curated items while also serving as a Warby Parker store and browsing space for Blacktop coffee shop [since permanently closed] next door.
Echo Park, $$$
PP: Founded by a NOMA alum, Triniti serves food that is distinct and sharp. It’s one of the best cafes in LA with its relaxed and sleek interiors.
Header image courtesy of Hem