Hey peeps! Today I am going to turn you on to, hands down, the chicest shop in Los Angeles. It is called the Gray Gallery, and when I first saw it, I was stunned into silence. For those of you faithful readers of Mollyloot, you know what a rare moment that is. The gallery captivates and entices you in from the moment you approach the front window:Upon entering, dead ahead is a monumental wall ceramic relief wall by Peter Lane. It is brutalist and moody and demands you come over for closer inspection. I adore the vitrines sliced into the massive sculpture. So much texture and gusto! So chic! Founded by Vram and Chahan Minassian, Gray showcases work that blurs the line between art, craft, and design (to quote my dear friend, Oliver Furth). I would call each piece functional sculpture. For instance, this piece, again by Peter Lane, evokes the feeling of a whale vertebrae as seen through the eyes of a midcentury ceramicist and functions as a screen, or room divider, or hell, just the best damn backdrop any room could hope for: The gallery is small but chock-a-block with covetable pieces: I am a new and ardent fan of Antoinette Faragaliah’s work. It reminds me of curious, delicate sea creatures: The store is a mix of the work of contemporary artisans and vintage treasures. Exhibit A: this divine lamp with a deep green-blue mineral specimen nestled into its golden, ragged coral. (There are actually a pair and I am desperate to make them mine…) And I can’t get enough of these boxes by Nancy Lorenz. Do not miss the pool of silver lacquer on the bottom edges. J’adore! And of course, as a jewelry enthusiast, their collection of vintage jewelry had me screaming out loud: And the work of Marie Khouri, a designer based in Montreal, made me apoplectic. What’s that in the back you ask? Oh, just the sexiest clutch I have ever laid my eyes on: But the shop doesn’t just cater to the ladies. Fellas, if you are looking for a peerless vintage watch or an impossibly elegant shagreen iPhone cover, this is your place, too. See? See? The elegance and sophistication just oozes out of this place. I suggest you head over asap to experience the splendor yourself. Enjoy!