At his cutting-edge Brooklyn, N.Y., gallery, the Future Perfect, Dave Alhadeff helped boost such local talents as Jason Miller, the designer of trendsetting porcelain antler lighting fixtures, and vintage china recycler Sarah Cihat. On Oct. 16, he opened an in-store Future Perfect boutique at TenOverSix. Alhadeff plans to use the Beverly Boulevard site to launch collaborations with international designers and promote work by Southern Californians in addition to his Brooklyn favorites. "I've always thought the pieces we carry would fit the Los Angeles aesthetic," says Alhadeff, pictured here on Brooklynite Joel Voisard's Box Ottoman ($1,050) made from salvaged objects. Cihat's gold-fanged porcelain wolf head bust ($500) plays to Goth and Hollywood Regency enthusiasts, and a reclaimed-wood side table ($980), by the aptly named Scrapile, should appeal to the green set. The store even has glamour lighting: Lindsey Adelman's made-to-order blown glass and brass pendants and chandeliers include Birds and Bees ($3,300), shown at Alhadeff's feet. 7427 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 330-9355; www.thefutureperfect.com.
A sleek funnel of icy lighting
Cut crystal chandeliers have never been more popular -- or ubiquitous. For those who are a bit bored with spangly danglers, Venetian designer Manuel Vivian offers a cool alternative. His Subzero line for AXO Lighting is made from Bohemian crystal cast to resemble rock that sparkles like an ice sculpture when illuminated. The collection includes sconces, ceiling fixtures and chandeliers, including a 50-light fixture that costs $55,000. The mini table lamp, shown here, is 16.6 inches tall, comes outfitted with a mirrored PVC shade and sells for $495 at Limn, 169 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 931-6500.