Hotels have always been a source of design inspiration. Angie Myung and Ted Vadakan, the husband-and-wife team behind Poketo, the lifestyle boutique located in the lobby of the Line Hotel in Koreatown, are taking the concept one step further — they're teaching it.
In a curated series of Saturday workshops, Poketo (pronounced "po-keh-toe") will include crafting tutorials on creating watercolors, bookbinding, paper flowers and more. "It's anything we can think of that we would love to learn ourselves," says Vadakan. The three-hour classes will feature experienced instructors and small groups. "They're very intimate," he says. "You get the experience of meeting the artist or designer, meeting each other, it's very social.... Right now, people want to learn, they want to share — to get out. Everyone is so involved in digital, it's nice to be able to see people in real life and learn something new."
For workshop reservations, go to Poketo.com. Poketo is located at the Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd. You do not need to be a hotel guest to register. Two upcoming classes: A macramé wall hanging and plant hanger workshop with Emily Katz on March 12 ($200) and a loom weaving workshop with Janelle Pietrzak on March 26 ($275).