This holiday weekend if you're looking for something to do try a stroll down Abbot Kinney in Venice to check out a special design pop up shop that's open for a limited time during the holidays. Sleek Identity is a carefully curated mix of independent European designers brought together by a former House Tour: Stefanie of Stefanie's Old World Modern.
Stefanie Gelinas started an online version of the store back in May selling European imports from designers she found on her many stints working abroad. Inspired by the great independent design she was seeing, she wanted to be able to bring some of it stateside, to give everyone access. Committed to items that are 'original, intelligent and have a sense of humor' Stefanie personally sources all the items and, in small quantities directly from the designers themselves, she started by sharing her collection in the online shop. Later she set up a booth Dwell on Design to great success. Now, and for a limited time (at least through December 5), she's trying her hand at a brick and mortar store: enter Sleek Identity on Abbot Kinney.
Among our favorite design-y items (with a nod to possible holiday gifts) are the Twig Rack coat rack, the shower caddy octopus and the pearls trivet. For furniture we love the Tripod Side Table, the coy Blow Sofa and the aptly named Tea Cup Stool.
The store is open daily 11-7 and will be open at least until December 5.
Sleek Identity Pop Up Shop
1306 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291