What can you expect from Kelly Wearstler's lighting collaboration, and how has Hammer and Spear gotten a refresh? That and more in this month's home and design news...
Hammer and Spear Has Doubled in Size
“It’s thrilling to be here late at night and see our neighbors peering in during their evening walks,” say Hammer and Spear owners (and husband and wife duo) Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham. “This element has made us feel that much more connected to our community.” More than two years after opening in Downtown’s Arts District, the vintage furniture and lifestyle emporium has doubled its size and integrated company headquarters and design offices into the shop floor. With its dark and moody ambiance, Hammer and Spear is a treasure trove of East Coast-sourced vintage furniture and affordable gifts like Santa Maria Novella potpourri, Delfonics pens, and Allegheny Treenware carved-wood utensils. Tools for stylish living, indeed. 255 S. Santa Fe Ave., LA, 213-928-0997
Kelly Wearstler's Lighting Collab With Visual Comfort & Co.
LA’s high priestess of design, Kelly Wearstler, grows her repertoire this summer with a new luxury lighting collection with Visual Comfort & Co. Known for her mixed-media interior design concepts and her knack for seamlessly balancing multiple furniture periods in one space, Wearstler’s lighting portfolio is no different. The designer offers eight distinct collections, each featuring classic metals like bronze, silver, and gunmetal juxtaposed with unexpected materials such as alabaster, marble, and other natural stones. Ranging from $275 for a glass sconce to $7,350 for an antique brass chandelier, the collection’s subtly chic color palette is quintessentially KW.
Eliza Gran Delves Into Home Décor
After 20 years as a successful illustrator—and fashion designer who has dressed the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Cindy Crawford, and Heidi Klum—designer Eliza Gran transitions into home accessories with a collection of handmade baskets, place mats, and table runners. Mixing neutral colors (we love the stark black, $92) with playful bright pom-poms, Gran’s baskets are the cure for the common farmers market bag.
Elyse Graham's Cool Confetti Plates
Known for her boldy colored vases, cheeky jewelry, and geode sculptures, LA-based artist and sculptor Elyse Graham introduces “Confetti” ($450) to her playful dip cake plate series. Always experimenting with new techniques, Graham pours hand-pigmented resin onto clear glass plates, creating haphazard, exposed layers. Each plate is made to order, so the whimsical drip details—meant to mimic homemade icing—differ from piece to piece.
Sophie Buhai Breaks Into Home Décor and Jewelry
Fashion fans know Sophie Buhai as one half of Vena Cava, the quirky, feminine brand she founded with Lisa Mayock in 2003. Now a Silver Lake resident, Buhai forays into interior and product design, launching a namesake e-commerce site that sells Buhai’s home décor and jewelry collections. Curated vintage pieces, like an Elsa Peretti vase and Pierre Jeanneret lounge chair, mix effortlessly with Buhai’s own collection of sculptural sterling silver jewelry and carved wood objects.