Photographer Leslie Williamson would not normally go scouring flea markets, but for Garrett she did. The Garrett in question? Garrett Colton, owner of ST&NDARD GOODS in LA.
Put it down to an eye for design, savvy business acumen, and straightforward midwest integrity: Garrett's shop has barely been open a year, but he's managed to endear himself to many of the city's creative types. In addition to his retail offerings, he's created a guest buyer series, reaching out to individuals who inspire him and asking them to source secondhand and vintage goods (half of the proceeds going to a charity of their choice). His latest series features Leslie Williamson's finds, which are available in-store at the Beverly Boulevard shop. Proceeds go to the JB Blunk Estate.
Photography by Melissa Keller.
Above: A selection of wares from St&ndard Goods.
Above: The custom counter is painted deep blue.
Above: A mix of under-the-radar clothing and magazines are on offer, along with goods for the home.
Above: Williamson says, "I found this wood-handled copper watering can at the flea market in Vienna. I had a need for one years ago and could never find one. This would have been perfect." Copper Watering Can; $60.
Above: "I had just seen an amazing old inlay machine at the Hofmobilien Depot in Vienna and had bought another inlay piece in Vienna. I ran across this one at a car boot sale in London. I like the moth because it was keeping with the theme of butterflies I was noticing in all the houses I was shooting." Moth Wood Inlay Picture: $125.
Above: " I bought these at the Vienna flea market. I think they are brass and from the seventies. I like their modern, simple design. I toyed with keeping these for myself, but I decided to be good and hand them over." Brass Hooks; $20 each.
Above: Another inlaid wood piece of an alpine scene from the Vienna Market. Wood Inlay House; $150.
Above: "I just think it is amusing that it is such a whimsical thing made with such seriousness. It amused me." Brass Unicorn; $60