We already love the eclectic mix of antiques, decor and other ways to beautify your home found at downtown space Storefront, the brainchild of set designer Coryander Friend. So when we found out Friend will present the premier Parachute Market this Saturday, June 22nd (12-7pm) and Sunday, June 23rd (12-6pm), we knew we had a new winning activity to fill our weekend.
Much like how Storefront is a wellspring of priceless homey treasures—such as a Danish couch, a giant Best Western sign, and a “jet-powered surfboard—the quarterly design fair will offer furniture, objects, fine arts and sculpture, as well as new and vintage fashion. All brought to you by “it” artist types of Southern California, such as purveyor of vintage fashion Richard Wainwright.
This first installment’s theme, “Psychedelic Summer,” helps channel your inner (and outer!) hippy. A reference to postmodern design as well as releasing your trippy side, participating inaugural vendors include Light in the Attic records, vintage clothiers A Current Affair, AQQ Design, furniture designers Lawson-Fenning and Tanya Aguiñiga, and Jim Olarte. And that’s not even touching all the foo d-makers who will be serving up delicious snacks.
Limited-edition VIP tickets get you into a Parachute Market preview dinner fundraiser with Inner-City Arts on Friday, June 21st featuring dinner, as well as an open bar, plus gift. Pick up tickets for all days from Brown Paper.
So drink up, get groovy, and replace that Ikea furniture!