How the ‘ugliest home on the block’ became a minimalist refuge for Poketo’s Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung
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How the ‘ugliest home on the block’ became a minimalist refuge for Poketo’s Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung

“I don’t want to see anything when I get home,” says Angie Myung, creative director of Los Angeles-based Poketo. “We have so much stimuli at work. I spend hours looking at Pantone paint color chips. It’s nice to come home to a clean palette.” She is standing in the open kitchen of her Mt. Washington home, surrounded by white Ikea cabinets, white Caesarstone countertops and white subway tile as her husband and Poketo partner, Ted Vadakan, pours coffee into handmade ceramic mugs by Los Angeles-based ceramicist Ben Medansky . The shade of paint, also white, gives the interiors a serene feeling that prompts Vadakan to hail “the view of the San Gabriel Mountains as the art.” Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung’s kitchen in Mt. Washington features inexpensive Ikea cabinets. How can the couple, who are known for creating colorful, boldy graphic accessories and housewares spanning iPhone covers to bike helmets, subsist in such a muted environment? The owners of four brick-and-mortar stores, who choose their furnishings and accessories deliberately, are careful to accentuate their interiors, not overpower them. At home, they surround themselves with art, furnishings and crafts designed by many in the Los Angeles creative community they help […]

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