425 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012
No coupons available
02/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Indicative of the 'new' Chinatown known more for its trendy galleries on Chung King Road and fusion cafes like Via, this gift store stands out amongst the sea of tourist shops. The well-lit and organized interior is slightly reminiscent of a gallery and it features small paintings from local artists as well as large black and white photos of Chinatown taken in the 1950s on its walls. Realm retains a Chinese flavor but brings it upscale by taking typical themes like lotus blossoms and using them for sleek silver vases or minimalist tea sets. There's a large selection of art books in the back of the shop and a variety of items perfect for a hip kitchen or living room. While they're a bit on the pricier side, it's worth the extra money for the functional items that resemble works of art.