Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Are you a gypsy in training? Save time, airline miles and jet lag fatigue by letting Andrea Gibbin and Wendy Riva travel for you. In R and G Collective, a newly assembled boho chic pop - up shop in Brentwood, CA the girls have hand - picked exotic goods so you don't have to barter and haggle in the bustling souks and markets of Marrakesh and India to find great stuff. They enlisted the design help of Californian Nathan Turner, and New Yorker Eric Hughes, who styled the space. Nathan must be sleepwalking at this point, what with a High Point trip to launch additions to his Elite Leather line, curating artwork with Dutch Touch and taping Million Dollar Decorator (for it's January run). This sort of puts the fun back into global bazaar shopping when it all looks so enticing and gorgeous. I first heard of this gig from my uber cool friend writer Ingrid Schmidt, a newly minted LA hipster, who shared the post from Lisa Borgnes Giramonti of A Bloomsbury Life. If you have not read it, you must. This is how things go viral-- don't sell everything till I get there!

A lounge lover's lair

Fresh ikat and patterned pillows punch up a striped settee

Tea anyone?

The look is not complete unless you have a curly lamb rug

Sun streams in the window, where a suzani covered sofa beckons

Everything you need to entertain but the spices

Staples of ethnic interiors dot the store

Photos by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti
Orange is a powerful statement maker

Visit the new pop up R & G Collective (soon!)
11981 San Vicente Boulevard, Brentwood, LA near Saltair Avenue
Mon-Sat 11-4pm
Through October and November only


quintessence said...

Loving all these pop up stores - so much fun. The suzani sofa is fabulous. Did you get to the House of Waris tea room downtown by any chance? It looked like fun!

Unknown said...

Another great reason to visit L.A.!

kayce hughes said...

It might be best that i don't live in LA. I don't know how I would resist all those goodies.

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Wooo thats fun'