As most of you all know, Echo Park, a vibrant, ever-changing neighborhood in Los Angeles is home to us. Both Angie and I live here. When we first moved to Los Angeles, this is where we settled and ran Poketo out of our house for the first couple of years. We made the living room an office, our garage the warehouse, we’d work day and night, with occasional taco truck breaks and a stroll around the park. We love this neighborhood and it’s diverse mix of ethnic and cultural communities, the nightlife, the colors, the food and business’ that grow and thrive here.
Upon launching our new tees, hoodies, and pullovers for Fall, we were brainstorming ways to highlight our new collection. You’ll see some new things you haven’t seen before…. we are introducing women’s, roomy boyfriend tees, v-necks, men’s super soft tees, organic fleece sweatshirt, and our ever popular organic, relaxed pullovers. We wanted to evoke the feeling of chilling out, a casual weekend of listening to records, hanging out with nothing much to do, but anything possible. As long as the possible was not straying too far out and feeling at home.
So, we decided, lets shoot in Echo Park… lets shoot in our living room (yes, that is our living room), lets share what we would do on a normal weekend around the neighborhood. What you’ll find here is a fun, simple, graphic collection set in our favorite locales in the neighborhood, in some of our favorite stores in the community. When you are here, we are taking you to get a coffee and browse books at Stories Books and Cafe, expanding your imagination at creative writing workshop 826LA, getting your music fix at Origami Vinyl, enjoying a sweet, cold treat at Pazzo Gelato, and strolling through Elysian Park. Over the next week, we’ll be posting more pics and even some short profiles from the owners of these awesome places. Check out the collection, enjoy!