Toby Hemingway fondly remembers the large trucks that drove for the barbershop distribution company Hemingway & Pickett, that his great, great Grandfather began in 1888, and which remained in the family for three generations in Melbourne, Australia. In 2011, Toby revived the name and opened shop in Silver Lake selling well made, well designed, hand picked goods from Los Angeles, Australia and beyond. Hemingway & Pickett now finds its new home among good company on Echo Park Avenue and offers a refreshingly unique twist to the general store scene in L.A. curating with the goal to “improve and enlighten anyone’s life at home” with a touch more masculinity and quirk. And while you’re out, stop by their menswear shop, Hemingway & Sons on Silver Lake Boulevard.
• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.