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For the second installment of our Designer Holiday Gift Guides, we asked the LA-based ceramicist Ben Medanksy to share his favorite Poketo items for gifting this holiday season—and who he would gift them to. Read on for Ben’s picks and the lucky recipients. keep reading

Our latest exclusive comes from Providence, Rhode Island-based design studio Interior Theatre. Driven by a love of form and material, Interior Theatre experiment with combinations of new materials and shapes in attempt to create objects that are transparent, modest, and genuine. We asked Zach and Emily Martin, the designers, to give us a tour of their home studio and to explain the philosophy behind their playful creations. keep reading

Last weekend the Poketo family headed to the desert in Joshua Tree for a few days of reflection and relaxation. In-between morning yoga, sunset hikes, and a visit to Integratron, we spent time collectively dreaming of Poketo’s future. keep reading

We spoke with James Kemp, the Director of International Sales for Osaka-based accessory line Bag’n’NOUN, about the founding of the brand and how the designer, Takeshi Ozawa, stays true to his original mission. keep reading

On Sunday, October 26th, textile designer Paige Cleveland of Rule of Three Studio came to the Poketo Flagship to lead a workshop on the art of marbling. Workshop participants got their hands dirty while learning traditional marbling patterns based on Turkish and Japanese techniques. Once they had mastered the basics, students were invited to experiment with creating original patterns and unique color palettes. keep reading

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty, the first ever Hello Kitty Con at the MOCA Geffen in Los Angeles, and the launch of Hello Kitty x Poketo, a limited edition home and lifestyle collection made in collaboration with Sanrio. keep reading

In advance of our Marbling Workshop this Sunday, October 26th at the Poketo Flagship, Los Angeles-based designer and Rule of Three founder Paige Cleveland invited us into her Arts District studio to have a close-up look at her design process. keep reading

On Thursday, October 9th, Poketo teamed up with renowned letterist and graphic designer Erik Marinovich to present Always Play Amongst Friends, a collaborative exhibition of prints by Brooklyn and San Francisco-based graphic design collective Friends of Type. The four artists in the collective—Aaron Carámbula, Erik Marinovich, Dennis Payongayong, and Jason Wong—took over Poketo’s gallery walls, covering them from floor to ceiling with a wallpaper of original typographic design and lettering. keep reading

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