A few weeks ago I visited a new store called Distant in Silverlake. This one of a kind home decor store is full of hand made items from Turkey. Arzu Benavides the stores owner (who's family has been in the retail business for years) is excited to share these hand crafted and hand picked items from her native country. Nothing in the store is mass-produced as every peice is eclectic and unique.
The store carries organic cowhide rugs, Turkish chandeliers and sconces, pillows, not to mention suzani's - which are ground cloths that are woven and then decorated with varieties of embroidery, (sometimes used in bridal ceremonies) and are very hard to find in Los Angeles.
Check out the store if you're in the Silverlake area, and let Arzu know you found it on AT-LA!