those who have spent any time with me exploring la know that i love apolis. apolis is a store in downtown la that operates under a high concept business model of "advocacy through industry." they believe in global consciousness and feel a responsibility to connect consumers with globally produced menswear products that provide long term opportunity for the producer. the good that they do is vast and far too complex for me to do justice with here, thus i highly recommend checking out their website.
if you end up in la, or anywhere that has an apolis shop, you have to check it out. their spaces instantly make an impression and provide an unparalleled retail experience. their aesthetic is clean and a bit utilitarian with an emphasis on blank space and earth tones.
an absolute must have for any man (or woman) is their table candle. they make a space feel warm, masculine, and at ease. the one i am burning right now is 'redwood ember.' crisp and earthy in its profile, it is the perfect writing companion or mood setter. it adds to stylish spaces in a subtle yet strong way. at 44.00 per/ the fare here will set you back more than yankee but the experience is worth it. i promise.