Mexican paper art installation at Dosa.
Part art gallery, part store, Dosa 818 is located in downtown Los Angeles. Owned by designer Christina Kim, this stunning loft space houses her jewelry, textiles and home furnishings, as well as hand made items from other designers throughout the world. I spent the afternoon here and I strongly suggest that anyone else visiting LA do the same. It really is perfectly curated and the items are constantly changing. To see this space, an appointment must be made. You can call 213.489.5901 to set one up. There is also a store in NYC at 107 Thompson Street. I will absolutely be checking it out as soon as I get home.
Also, on a side note, I have to say, the natural light in this space is perfection. In fact, I would have to say that Los Angeles is like one giant light box with the most amazing lighting. We have to take photos of all of our letterpress cards and it is an absolute struggle. First, because I am a pretty poor photographer. Second, because the light in my apartment in Brooklyn just doesn’t seem to lend itself to good photos. In LA, I don’t know what it is, but the lighting in my photos looks lovely and I don’t even touch anything in photoshop. Why is this? Wish I had known, I would have brought all my cards to photo…oh well, just means I need to come back!
Also, don’t forget to check out our FREE LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITE GIVEAWAY!
– Stephanie, www.pressedinbrooklyn.com
Fell in love with this dress. It would be perfect for a garden or beach wedding.
Clothes at Dosa.
Love these necklaces and bracelets by Christina Kim. So I just had to buy one for myself, you know, because I need a souvenir and this is so much better than a magnet!
A camouflage bag and belt with delicate beading. I liked the contrast of the rough camo fabric with the unexpected bead work.
A room showing some of Dosa's house wares. I could very happily furnish my apartment from here.
Gorgeous hand made cabinets from re-claimed wooden doors. I want these!
These pretty bracelets are made from scraps of fabric by a collective of women in India.
A wall hanging by Christina Kim. It is made of gauze and the shimmer is from small circles of mica. This was stunning, would give anything to have it on my wall!
A detail from the wall hanging.
Pieces from the Oaxacan artist, Francisco Toledo. Las plantas de los pies de Toledo are cut from mica using a pattern made by tracing his own feet. The delicate mica pieces were then hand sewn together.