Name: Heather Lipner / Clashist
Location: Downtown Fashion District; Los Angeles, CA
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: Less than a year; Rented
Clashist is a fun fashion line that emblazons everyday wear with sentimental pop culture throwbacks. Their t-shirts, leggings, and accessories honor icons like Joan Rivers, Beavis & Butt-head, Bill Murray and so on. Welcome to their new digs in Downtown LA!
Downsizing from a joint co-working space with local leather goods brand This Is Ground, the ladies of Clashist have just taken over 1,600 square feet of raw space. Ample window light, an open floorplan, and tons of inspiration are three of the major draws to this space.
Their office is a modest loft-style open space with plenty of room to create. They design, shoot, and ship all in-house. I always love hearing about how businesses evolve, especially when they source and create completely locally. Heather says the most important objects in their office are their design plans and inventory. I was quite impressed with the peach wall room, which doubles as a lounge room and photo studio. The most essential aspects when designing their workspace were available natural light and maintaining organization.
Since she owns a company that draws its inspiration from celebrities and pop culture iconography, I imagine that LA life may be a huge influence on Heather. "My personal taste changes based on new trends, I think, the feeling of change- and Los Angeles is a city that embraces creativity and desire to make new things."
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: We keep the office’s bones pretty minimal with pops of interesting stuff so the clothes and our design plans are the main attraction.
Inspiration: Retail stores like Acne, Opening Ceremony. Simple geometrics and interesting color palettes – I like furniture and interior design from Stockholm.
Favorite Element: Our new neon sign
Biggest Challenge: Keeping everything clean and organized. Generally we are but there are so many moving parts from fabric to final goods!
Best Advice: I think design should be based on utility first and décor last. Make it easy to keep organized, clean so that your décor can look primo.
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Thanks, HEATHER & CLASHIST!
And thank you so much to Jaclyn Johnson of No Subject Los Angeles for connecting me with Heather and Clashist!