We were catching up on our KCRW podcasts, and we noted this observation made by David Keeps of the LA Times during a past DNA broadcast, "Los Angeles Furniture: A 'Scout's' View":
Depending on your budget and your time, you can drive a bit and find something at one price, or if you're a bit lazy you can go to La Cienega Boulevard and pay the top dollar for it...
There's almost like an economic food chain in the Los Angeles area where there are people who literally go out in vans picking up things from yard sales and out of the garbage and they take them somewhere and that person sends it out to the refinisher and, boom you've taken something off the curb and turned it into a $4,000 designer item.
-David Keeps, LA Times Home Section
[photo from Woodson & Rummerfield's House of Design on La Cienega Blvd.]