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Creative Commons // Ted Vadakan & Angie Myung

Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, photo by Jessica Sample

Photo by Jessica Sample.

Home Base: Los Angeles
Main Gig: Design retailers

Husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung started what Vadakan calls an “accidental business” in 2003 when they launched a line of artist-designed wallets for fun.

That billfold has since blown up into an indie-minded brand called Poketo, a collaboration with more than 200 artists on lines of wallets, stationery, housewares, accessories and apparel.

“We want to make sure that high-art contemporary design is accessible for everyone,” says Vadakan.

Poketo products are available at Anthropologie, MoMA, CB2 and elsewhere.

The pair recently opened a retail shop/event space in downtown LA as well as a store in The Line Hotel, a new boutique hotel in LA’s Koreatown.

Michelle Enger

Spill It: Tell Us What You Think!

Poketo is one of my favorite LA stores. This article isn't a fluff piece. It's worth stopping into the store.
1/27/2014 4:12:03 PM

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