Looking to expand their marketplace while also satisfying a longtime penchant for hardware stores of yore, design duo Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe of Nickey Kehoe opened Household, a space dedicated to small, utilitarian goods.
How is L.A. reflected in your wares? TN: We represent many local artists that capture the essence of California craft in unique ways. Courtney Duncan and Skye Chamberlain are two ceramicists with West Coast roots but differing aesthetics. Artist Esme Saleh paints flowers on candles and lampshades, and photographer Joslyn Lawrence’s moody prints have an esoteric nature.
Talk to us about the in-person experience. AK: Our shops cement an inherent desire for the senses to be activated. Feeling the entirety of Household will transport clients.
How do you connect with your customers? AK: We prioritize relationships and like to have fun by hosting workshops that range from floral design to pie making.
What defines Household? TN: We select what speaks to us— pieces with nuance and utility. We offer things you cannot live without, but never knew you needed.