8 items to help you gut-reno your life in time for summer

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Collage by Oscar Duarte Bocanegra for Image magazine Issue 11
(Oscar Duarte Bocanegra / For The Times; Ian Jacob Photography/J. Logan Home, AMWS, Porcelain Sneakerhead, Julius Shulman/Courtesy Neutra VDL, Pyer Moss, Eighth Day, Ryan Donnell/Castle Hot Springs, Pattern)

This story is part of Image issue 11, “Renovation,” where we explore the architecture of everyday life — and what it would look like to tear it all down. Read the whole issue here.

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Pattern’s Ultimate Hydration Bundle, $94.50

Coveted for issue 11 of Image magazine-- Pattern Ultimate Hydration bundle.

If your guy with textured, coily hair is looking for a new product to try, start with this treatment mask within Pattern’s hydration bundle.

A weekend at Castle Hot Springs, $1,500 per night (rates vary)

Coveted for issue 11 of Image magazine-- Castle Hot Springs Arizona CMR: 7003972 Photo by Ryan Donnell
(Ryan Donnell)

The spa resort Castle Hot Springs in Arizona is known for its beautiful property and therapeutic treatments, all centered around the enriching benefits of the natural hot springs it surrounds. Perfect for time solo, with friends or as a couple’s trip.

A visit to Neutra VDL, $15

archival photo of Neutra VDL home
(Julius Shulman/Courtesy Neutra VDL)

Check out one of L.A.’s historic landmarks, which holds the legacy of architect Richard Neutra and his family. You’ll explore a “glass house” with West Coast, Midcentury Modern sensibilities. After, head to brunch!

AMWS Leather Valet Tray, $50-$60

Coveted for issue 11 of Image magazine-- AMWS leather tray.

Amplify through organization! Everyone needs a catchall tray for the car, office or front door — but you gotta make it stylish. This tray by L.A. brand A Man Who Sews fits the bill.

J. Logan Home Maison Shirt, $2,145, and the Block, $2,945

Coveted for issue 11 of Image magazine-- J. Logan home maison shirt.
(Ian Jacob)
Coveted for issue 11 of Image magazine-- J Logan home box.
(Ian Jacob)

These hand-sewn shirts are just too fly. Former L.A. resident (and stylist and collector) Logan Horne also repurposes vintage luxury scarves into button-ups for a relaxed night out and stackable blocks that would look great in the office or cigar lounge. Both products are available for purchase on the J. Logan Home site and at the Webster LA.

Eighth Day Reparative Moisturizer, Violet Grey Exclusive, $180

product photo of Eighth Day Reparative Moisturizer bottle
(Eighth Day)

Looking to upgrade a skincare routine? Easy. Slot in this fragrance-free, quickly absorbing, highly effective moisturizer by Dr. Antony Nakhla. Available online and at the Violet Grey store in L.A., 8452 Melrose Place.


Porcelain Sneakerhead, $325-$550

Ceramic sneaker made by Porcelain Sneakerhead
(Porcelain Sneakerhead)

A gift by artist London James is one for the books. She re-creates iconic sneaker silhouettes and colorways into sculptures that you’ll want to own forever.

Pyer Moss Build Large purse, $1,500

Model in a red overcoat holding a black Pyer Moss handbag
(Pyer Moss)

This is the brand’s first foray into leather goods, and it’s giving a strong first impression. A great gift for the friend who is confident and distinctive yet fun — because that’s exactly how the handbags feel.

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