For the past few years, the company (which is based downtown, even though it?s named for a Laurel Canyon intersection) has been creating handcrafted goods influenced by the spare yet warm vibe of Nordic and Japanese interiors. Until recently, you had to know someone to get a comprehensive look at the wares, but now company principal Niki Livingston has launched a beautiful website and monthly in-studio DIY indigo dyeing lessons.
This Saturday Livingston leads students in basic shibori techniques--those great squares, lines and squiggles--to dye a set of pillowcases, a tablecloth or other household items. During the four-hour class ($80) participants will also be able to browse some already-made Lookout & Wonderland treasures, such as shawls and scarves ($90), blankets ($220) or a take-home dye kit ($38).
Even if we can?t make the workshop, we?re still keen on shopping Livingston?s tie-dye wares online and at Venice?s General Store. And on our next weekend away, we?ll be checking out her new curtains hung in rooms at the Ojai Rancho Inn--our idea of a dreamy view.
Lookout & Wonderland, 2100 N. Main St.; lookoutandwonderland.com