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Why our little nook in Downtown Los Angles is so awesome….

The Poketo studio has been in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles for over 4 years now. We were one of the first businesses to move into our building, even before LA’s famous Urth Caffe opened across the street. We love it here. There is so much energy, so many cool eateries, cafes, stores popping up down here. This area of downtown used to be lite industrial, manufacturing, and artist lofts. Some of that still exists, but, a new set of business are coming in to cater to a creative downtown crowd. All these places, with a very designy, independent, laidback vibe… in short, awesome.

A little field trip today for the Poketo crew to Handsome Coffee and Thvm Atelier. Note: Please excuse the Iphone blurriness, I don’t know what was wrong with my hands today.

Handsome Coffee, still in the construction process, but, they are opening their backdoor for the community to come down and taste their incredible coffee. This is a place where you won’t find options like soy, non fat milk, sugar, or chocolate. These guys have the heart and experience of quality coffee… and trust me, it’s damn good. I mean, look do you see those Barista Champion trophies there? Plus, really, really nice and down to earth folks. Say ‘hello’ to Jesse and Michael when you go in.

Thvm is a collective of artists, designers and musicians. Founded by Brian Kim and Olga Nazarova, this was originally the custom jeans brand that was based out of Echo Park for many years. They moved the operations downtown into a huge 6000 or so square foot space and have made it a space for different creatives of different disciplines.

More to come…

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