Tobi Tobin's Los Angeles Store
Tobi Tobin, an interior designer who defined herself in an LA Times article as Martha Stewart with a rock and roll twist has created a store on Sunset Plaza Drive in Los Angeles that manages to bring together a variety of eras into one sexy-cool shop. Like Stewart, Tobin is a former model who has created a unique brand around her personal aesthetic. We first fell for Tobin's style when we learned she was the designer behind Randolph Duke's ultra-glam Hollywood Hills pad.
The Tobi Tobin store is full of furniture, sculpture, art and books and Tobin's designed offerings. Her vintage jewelry collection consists of one of a kind necklaces and crocodile cuffs. The antique necklaces are a mix of the last six remaining original Chanel Camelia flowers, centuries-old shoe buckles, vintage war ribbons and other found treasures from Tobi's travels throughout France and Spain.
Tobi Tobin's candle collection is a line of ten custom designed scents and one signature scent. The candles were inspired by the idea of architecture and are hand-poured into a black container with a gilt logo. Each one sells for $85. Tobin also sells a line of plush made-in-the-U.S. Turkish terry cloth towels that run from $15 for a face cloth to $95 for a bath sheet. And if you are hungry, she also offers a line of made-in-Los-Angeles chocolates including truffle bars topped with sea salt.