Monday, November 14, 2011

Mobiles for the Immobile

Finally, one of my favorite stores in Los Angeles has a site with actual product on it! I'm so excited.

Ige is an odd little store on Beverly Blvd. It has a sort of modernist Victorian sensibility, which makes no sense in writing but does when you actually enter the store. It's full of carefully curated merchandise, from a large selection of John Derian decoupage plates and plaques to hand carved boxes to vintage jewelry and china animal figurines. All of this stuff is highly individual; you really have to spend time in there and handpick the gifts. Owner and designer Helene, however, is currently selling some of her own products online. The mobiles are all silhouettes of birds, or monkeys, or the merry go round pictured here (it's so The Night Circus! A book I highly recommend). Again, they look Victorian in spirit but modernist in concept. They would look awesome just about anywhere, but especially in a non-pastel nursery, in which the baby is an immobile, captive audience.

This grown up version of a kiddie toy is at Ige for $65. And by all means, if you're in Los Angeles, do stop in and check out all the other amazing products Helene offers.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I LOOOOVE IGE! Bought a mobile from there last year with birds!