Inside the Dover Street Market Los Angeles

 

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From the enlivened junkyard in the desert, let me take you to the reestablished warehouse section in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Late last year, from London to Singapore, Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo and husband Adrian Joffe brought their sixth multi-brand Dover Street Market to the West Coast. Far-off the swanky Westside and into the fertile grounds of the Los Angeles Arts District, home to trendy cafes, art galleries, local artisan shops and concept stores.

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Next to the mouthwatering array of sneakers, from Gucci to Vans, I got fixated on the art pieces and installations.

Dover Street Market’s own “beautiful chaos” theme is made more striking by the fact that cutting-edge fashion shares the same platform with artists using recycled materials. Changing every several months, I heard, the quirky, refreshing art leaves you with a smile. Keep making that smile contagious, DSM!

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Model Farm: Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

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Somewhere in the dry California desert, a museum worthy of a Mad Max scene attracts only those who can see beyond dust and rust.

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A junkyard turned into a bottle tree farm on Route 66 in the San Bernardino County looks like a lifelong project for Elmer Long. A work of art with countless storied bottles and other remnants, reminding visitors of both the past and the future, is the most inspiring sight in this day and age of overstuffing. As a proverb goes, “Good tree makes good fruit.”

Like Elmer, maybe we can start planting good deeds for other generations to enjoy.

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