Category Archives: Made in LA

Cool things made by artisans and industries located in and around DTLA

Made in LA-Addicted to Soap


So I might as well face it, I’m addicted to soap–but I’m a discriminating addict…it’s got to be Light of Beauty soap.  And I’ve created a co-dependent, Jay is right there with me.  This all natural soap is created by a woman from Reseda who spent 10 years in the banking industry before discovering that she could make a living pursuing her passion making all natural soaps that clean your body and lift your spirits with their naturally intoxicating fragrances.  The soaps are made in small batches using ingredients sourced from local farms.  We get panicky if we are down to our last bar.  But each bar does last a long time and is as effective  down to its last thin use as it is when the bar is brand new.  We get our fix at Urban Radish in The Arts District .

Friday Frivolity- So Cal Locale Vintage Votive Holders

Welcome to Friday Frivolity where each Friday you’ll get a suggestion for something  fun, frivolous, fanciful, indulgent or comforting that’s made by a company based in  Los Angeles or the vicinity.votive holdersI found these vintage-inspired votive holders at Angelo Home,  the best gift and furniture store in Downtown L.A. (or anywhere for that matter–because you can shop Angelo’s website, too).  Each votive holder is unique and the images take you back to everything that was iconic about the culture  and commerce of L.A. , and other California locales, in days gone by.  The designer, David Cheaney, is an L.A. resident who hand-makes all kinds of wonderful  decor items and sells them in stores, flea markets, craft fairs and online.  Plop down in a comfy chair and check out his blog Cheltenham Road and be sure to make a stop in the Etsy Shop while you’re there!