unexpected guests: old brand new.
this may be one of my very favorite unexpected guests. not only is this home fabulous, but the photographs are quite stunning as well. please meet dabito of the blog old brand new. dabito says he also goes by Dab, David, Thrifty, and sometimes Crazy. but i say crazy with color and style! dab loves to thrift and has a passion for collecting beautiful things needing to be saved, like film cameras, shoes, books, art, furniture, knickknacks, and even plants, and he clearly has a knack for finding the good stuff. you can follow dab’s finds on his equally stylish blog, old brand new, and check out his prints at toss and turn. let’s take a look at his mid-century modern los angeles loft.
Where do you live in Los Angeles, and what are a few of your favorite things to do in your neighborhood?
I live in a new loft in Downtown Los Angeles with my heartmate and our precious dog, Beatrice Arthur. I’m a few blocks away from LA Live which has the Staples Center and a bunch of eateries, so it’s fun to grab a bite and then catch a hockey or a Sparks game. There’s so much to do in downtown but I also enjoy taking a stroll in Chinatown, get dim sum and check out the wonderful galleries on Chungking Road.
What’s your favorite flea market, or secondhand find?
My favorite secondhand finds are my film cameras, especially the beautiful Polaroid SX-70.
What five things can’t you live without?
Chapstick. Trader Joe’s Glycerin soap, I use it mainly for my face but it’s great for everything! Ice cream cookie sandwiches. Wielding mask for when I cook, it’s dangerous in the kitchen! And lastly, my photos of all the people and places I love.
What bores you to death?
If you could go shopping with anyone in the world, who would it be?
Will from Bright bazaar! He has a knack for color and design.