Over on Fairfax, between 3rd and Wilshire, awaits a treasure box called Tini. Short for ‘This Is Not Ikea,” the massive two-story space is overflowing with unique, vintage home decor items handpicked by the ever-tasteful owner, Alexis Hadjopulos, from a multitude of eras that are anything but mass-produced and flat packed in a box.
With everything from Midcentury credenzas, 1940s TV sets, fur coats, chandeliers, superhero lunch pails and 80’s grunge wall posters, and so. so. so. much more, TINI doubles as a museum of the evolutional styles of the American home. You could spend an hour passing through the multiple (and usually themed) back rooms without realizing that your parking meter has been blinking EXPIRED for the last 18 minutes before you even reach the upstairs.
If you aren’t able to visit the store (which is truly an experience to be had in LA), they post their new finds on their website at the beginning of each week. If visiting is not in your foreseeable future, their Instagram is filled with beautifully staged ephemera and worth taking a long, envious gander.
515 S. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036