Retail Residency

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BUILDING BLOCK’s taking an artistic approach to their new shop-in-shop studio showroom with a seasonal residency program that allows designers and creatives to showcase their work in a dedicated, personalized setting.

For Spring, BUILDING BLOCK Project Space has invited Los Angeles-based concept space IKO IKO for their first residency and highlight the measures of design: a proposal around experience, a different proportion, and new thoughts on presentation to express a particular angle of life. The shop-in-shop is public through May 26, 2019.

IKO IKO is steered by Kristin Dickson-Okuda and provides the context for her clothing and accessories project, Rowena Sartin, and her partner Shin Okuda’s furniture project, Waka Waka, as well as select vintage finds, and one-off pieces. Revisit insights from our 2011 trendscaping visit here

As popups and experiential retail have become commonplace by brand-names and makers alike, we appreciate this collaborative, artistic spin under the banner of residency. It's undeniably fresh and fits each brands minimalist aesthetic. 

Insight Location

Building Block Studio Los Angeles, CA United States

Photo Credits

Photography by BUILDING BLOCK