Kindred Black is a retail studio sourcing and curating luxury lifestyle goods that are ecologically responsible and ethically manufactured, without compromising style or design. Kindred Black believes shoppers should have more options to make socially and environmentally conscious decisions about what they buy, and it aims to contribute to that mission.
Since its foundation in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo has grown from a small start-up into a creative hub and online destination. A lifestyle brand born out of the desire to infuse the everyday with aesthetic intentionality, Poketo has carefully curated a collection of design-conscious goods meant to cultivate a creative lifestyle. In addition to its online store, Poketo has three LA-based retail locations in Koreatown, Culver City, and a pop-up in Little Tokyo, each of which hosts art exhibitions, workshops and other events that serve to foster the local creative community and share their philosophy of “Art for Your Everyday.”