- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Specialty: Modern, playful, and colorful assortment of homewares, gifts, fashion, and accessories.
- Price range: $-$$
- Website: poketo.com
- Founded: 2003
- Founded by: Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung
- Headquarters: Los Angeles, CA
If you can't already tell from the photos above, Poketo specializes in vibrant colors, a penchant for the geometric, and an ever present sense of playful humor permeating through their catalog of hand-picked wares. Ted and Angie have never forgotten the "fun" in "functional", and the store invites customers to look, touch, and try things on for size, with many items revealing an "a-ha!" detail upon closer inspection. Simply put, the Poketo Store is the answer to your question, "What do I get for the design nerd in my life without emptying my wallet?", thus making it one of my new favorite gift destinations.
Co-founder (and Ted's wife), Angie Myung, shared the store wasn't just conceived as a retail venture, but also as an opportunity to help establish a creative and collaborative space for their circle of friends. Plans are already brewing for artists, musicians, and even chefs to drop in for workshops and presentations, and invite the possibility of collaboration between presenters and attendees, underlining Poketo's goal to bring the concept of the "pop-up shop" right back into their own space with community building in mind.
For those who can't make it to the Poketo party in Los Angeles, don't fret, there's always their online store, a virtual facsimile to the wondrous wares of their new brick and mortar venture.
(Images: Gregory Han)
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