I’m no stranger to the streets of Silver Lake but for the first time last November I stumbled into Matrushka Construction, a store on Sunset Blvd in the buzz of Sunset Junction. It was love at first sight! With the philosophy “size is relative” hanging on every tag, Matrushka offers complimentary tailoring on all clothing they sell in order to get the perfect fit for you. After strolling through the brightly colored dresses and unique glass jewelry from a local designer, I knew I wanted to know more about this adorable store and who was behind it. When I returned home I emailed the owner of Matrushka and she promptly replied back. So yes, I have been holding on to this survey since November 2012. And as I have not been great at posting, I took it as an obvious nudge from the universe this weekend when I happened to see Matrushka in my favorite coffee table book, Bohemian Modern. (which I happened to be looking through for the first time in years). So without further ado here is my interview with owner Laura Howe of Matrushka Construction.
Name: Laura Howe
Book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Time of Day: dusk
MAOI: Do you remember where you were when the thought bubble that would be Matrushka Construction popped into you head?
Laura: I was in Silver Lake when Matrushka came to be….
MAOI: How would you describe Matrushka Construction in three words?
MAOI: How long did it take for Matrushka Construction, to go from concept to creation?
Laura: It took 2 weeks to go from conception to creation.