Design Shop Visit: ReForm School in Silver Lake
Business as usual for ReForm School founders Billie Lopez and Tootie Maldonado means far more than simply managing their popular Silver Lake, California, shop. Whether exploring thrift stores for vintage finds, hosting a series of hands-on Home Ec. classes, or planning field trips to test out a new DIY-canoe kit, the duo successfully share their passion for unique goods with local (and loyal) customers and artists. With the addition of an online store, class is now in session for the rest of us, too.
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Zooming around the neighborhood on these traditional scooters just might be the most fun you can have on two wheels: pack a picnic lunch and stick it in the metal basket, get to the grocery in half the time it usually takes, or meet up with your pals in style. Made on an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, they come in three sizes to suit any age, and a sleek black model, too. Exclusively available from our friends at ReForm School.
- As part of Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiñiga's audience-interactive atelier on the show floor, she will be creating and donating handcrafted blankets as part of “Move-in Kits” with…
- Our Dwell on Design artist-in-residence Tanya Aguiñiga spent all weekend on the show floor with her team of artisans, who, along with hundreds of show attendees, created move-in kits for the formerly…
Billie and Tootie, the lovely owners of Silverlake’s ReForm School, have gathered together buttons from artisans around the world into this perfect little set. They come together in a little pouch, and would make awesome embellishments on a canvas bag, sweater, or displayed in a small bowl at home.
Los Angeles furniture designer and maker Tanya Aguiñiga was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. Her highly emotional, tactile, and colorful work combines furniture design and community activism. Covered in hand-knitted cotton rope, these modular compact fluorescent lights plug right in to a socket; no fancy adaptor required.
- Furniture designer, craftsperson, and community activist Tanya Aguiñiga will be the artist-in-residence at Dwell on Design, bringing to the exhibition an artful, interactive process of providing…