Shops We Love: Austere, Los Angeles

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May 22, 2014
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  In Downtown Los Angeles, Fredrik Carlström has curated a well-rounded collection of Scandinavian design at his concept shop Austere. "I imagined the physical space like if a lifestyle magazine with all my favorite things came to life," he says.
    In Downtown Los Angeles, Fredrik Carlström has curated a well-rounded collection of Scandinavian design at his concept shop Austere. "I imagined the physical space like if a lifestyle magazine with all my favorite things came to life," he says.
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  Louis Poulsen's PH Artichoke Lamp hangs above a platform decked out with Quistgaard candlesticks and an ice bucket, Aalto stools, and a wine rack by Nissen Langaa Denmark. The pink stool by Marie-Louise Hellgren is made from upcycled textile waste from airbag production.
    Louis Poulsen's PH Artichoke Lamp hangs above a platform decked out with Quistgaard candlesticks and an ice bucket, Aalto stools, and a wine rack by Nissen Langaa Denmark. The pink stool by Marie-Louise Hellgren is made from upcycled textile waste from airbag production.
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  A wooden mold for an Aalto vase.
    A wooden mold for an Aalto vase.
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  Books and vintage magazines atop a Poul Kjærholm coffee table by Fritz Hansen. The piece in the background is a PK80 daybed.
    Books and vintage magazines atop a Poul Kjærholm coffee table by Fritz Hansen. The piece in the background is a PK80 daybed.
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  Excerpts from the journal artist Brian Rea wrote in while he was traveling in Sweden adorn the storefront's glass.
    Excerpts from the journal artist Brian Rea wrote in while he was traveling in Sweden adorn the storefront's glass.
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  Aëdele VK1 Classic Edition headphones at Austere, Los Angeles.
    Aëdele VK1 Classic Edition headphones at Austere, Los Angeles.
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