Homage to Home

Our city has inspired a pair of beautiful items to add to your home or handbag collection.

From above, Erica Islas’ new Maison rug looks like a well-thought-out network of linear movement. It’s actually an overlaid grid of the city of Los Angeles, an entrancing and subtle nod to our city. “The patterns created by our own infrastructure are art,” says Islas, an interior designer who was born and raised in Los Angeles. The new piece is one of eight in her debut rug collection, made from silk and wool and handmade by artisans in India and Nepal. Available through Mehraban, from $11,000Another tribute to our city comes from Italian sneaker brand Golden Goose. Launched last winter, its Pasadena Bag is crafted from high-quality leather and finished with an age-old, chemical-free, vegetable-tanning process that allows the bag to age naturally. Use it for everything from carrying your South Pasadena Farmers Market finds to toting around essentials for your weekend escapes. Available in tan, leopard, or black. From $690