Tortoise is really great art, design, and lifestyle stop on Abbot Kinney in Venice. Not your typical design shop, they showcase artisan goods, furniture, decor, and everyday products from Japan. Their aesthetic is modern, organic, muted and so, so precious. Starting last month, they have been featuring the work of artist Misuru Koga. His work on display are leaf cutouts inspired by leaf eating insects. You’ll see depictions of wind blow trees and dog on a fishing boat, cut out of leaves, the precision is amazing.
Not only that, but small stone sculptures and vases made from what was probably raw, amorphous rock. See more at Tortoise, 1342 1/2 Abott Kinney Blvd.