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Poketo

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The seeds of design shop Poketo were planted some 15 years ago when then-graphic design school student Angie Myung and her filmmaker husband Ted Vadakan threw a party for their friends. “We made wallets using our friends' artwork and they completely sold out that night. We knew we were onto something so we kept making more wallets, then, t-shirts, then, housewares and stationery," says Angie. They continued making and selling new products, and by 2005, Poketo was a full-time job. In 2012, the couple opened their first brick-and-mortar shop and gallery space in the Arts District. Poketo has opened up two additional stores and a pop-up around LA while simultaneously becoming a hub for brightly colored yet minimalist design reflecting their philosophy, “Art for Your Everyday”.