Krrb is now part of the Apartment Therapy family! Check out the Marketplace for an even wider selection of furnishings and home decor.
There are a variety of sellers on Krrb who offer listings both big and small, but two of our more unique and curated sellers are Deborah and Eric of Industrielle Attitude. This stylish pair scout all of their items in France and then bring them back to their warehouse in Los Angeles where they then fix up or repurpose their latest finds. Check out their current available listings on their Krrb corner and be sure to stop over at their new storefront which is having its grand opening on November 22nd in Los Angeles!!
Tell us about yourselves. Where are you from and where do you currently live?
Industrielle Attitude is owned by Eric Ulmer and Deborah Blake. Eric was born in France and has spent his years as a restaurateur in Los Angeles, opening many popular French restaurants in his local area, including Cafe Beaujolais and Bistro de la Gare. Deborah was born in Jamaica and lived in New York for several years owning her own company, creating decorative glass and custom furniture, and working with interior designers on residential and commercial projects. She landed in Los Angeles several years ago working in the fashion industry. Eric and Deborah have always collected vintage pieces, and have used their experience to cross over into a new market.
What is the best thing about the neighborhood you live in?
We love the fact that we are close to Downtown Los Angeles and can access all the arts and culture it has to offer.
Where do you go locally to discover good finds?
We love exploring estate sales for unique vintage finds, as well as the local flea markets.
How often do you go to garage sales or flea market?
We like to check them out at least once a month to see if there are any great finds we could add to our inventory. Personal tip: Get there EARLY!
Have you ever taken home an object you found in the street or in a dumpster? If so, what was it? And where is it now?
Yes! We found an old ornate iron factory window grill in the Brooklyn Navy Yard next to a dumpster during our visit to New York last year. It was such a beautiful piece and we just could not leave it behind. We cleaned up the rust and now it is hanging in our living room as a decorative piece.
What is your most cherished vintage object that you possess? What’s the story behind it?
A 1940’s French Bistro Table for two! It is such an unique piece. The top has a beautiful chartreuse milk glass edged in metal and its legs piped in metal as well. We found it at a thrift shop in Orleans, France. Just gorgeous!
What’s your favorite piece that you have in your store?
A 1910 French Farm armchair in solid oak. It is a statement piece!
Do you ever get attached to a certain piece and end up not wanting to sell it?
Again, the 1940’s French Bistro Table! We are still on the fence!
Do you refurbish your own pieces?
Absolutely! We repurpose and resurface almost all of our pieces and give them new life for someone else to carry on.
What is the personal style of your home?
Our personal style is a mix of vintage and modern with accent chairs, accent walls, and art in the taller rooms, while not chasing the latest fashion trends. We breathe everything vintage, from décor to art and sundries. It’s a collection of design elements that create a homey sensation.
What blogs or websites do you visit regularly?
Blogs: The Brick House, You Have Been Here Sometime, Design Love Fest, Design Milk
Websites: dwell.com, interiordesign.com, atelierjournal.com mthoodwoodworks.com, sartoria.com, just to name a few.
Anything else you’d like readers to know about?
Yes! All our pieces are scouted in France and brought back to our Los Angeles warehouse where pieces are repurposed and up-cycled. We recently acquired a store front in the creative enclave of Eagle Rock on Eagle Rock Blvd. in Los Angeles. We wanted to create a space that inspires connection between people and ideas. To be the guide for modern connoisseurs and new enthusiast!
Our Grand Opening is on November 22, 2014
4763 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
11:00 am – 8:00 pm