From Place To Space: Totokaelo In Seattle

15 September 2014 1


As an avid traveler I have lots of things on my itineraries when visiting new countries and cities. One of the must-visits are local design shops with inspiring and unique home accessories and design pieces. During my last trip to Seattle one of those design stores on my itinerary was ‘Totokaelo’. This cool store with its peculiar name holds a fantastic range of special and unique homewares and an extended range of fashion. 

Japanese textiles, locally made ceramics, vintage rugs, design books – the range of products is very inspiring and makes it very difficult to leave the store empty-handed. If you like to pair your interior decor shopping with some fashion shopping, you just have to enter the rear part or the basement of the store – various design labels and cool pieces will satisfy your fashion loving heart too.

Even though I was in a bit of a rush while visiting ‘Totokaelo’ (I was on my way to Mount Rainier), I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures for you my dear readers. And if you ever happen to visit the fantastic emerald city of Seattle, don’t miss a stop over at ‘Totokaelo’ – you will not regret it!

Totokaelo, 1523 10th Avenue, Seattle

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Beauty Follower 15 September 2014 at 06:59

    Πω πω παπούτσια!
    Η πολυθρόνα με το stool για τα πόδια τελεια 😉

    Have a wonderful week dearest!

  • Reply 30smagazine 15 September 2014 at 09:04

    This looks like a beautiful store with unique curated products. I especially like the chair. Back to the office this week? Good luck on going through the e-mailbox that probably exploded while you were in Berlin 🙂

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 September 2014 at 12:07

      It’s a fab design store Louise! And yes I’m back to the office and fighting my way through heaps of emails:-)

  • Reply Iro - Ivy 15 September 2014 at 10:11

    A beautiful store space in itself, the ceramics and home collections in general are really to my liking!
    Wonderful choice & pictures Igor. xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 15 September 2014 at 12:08

      I think it’s right up your alley, Iro! Very stylish, very unpretentious, very sleek:-)

  • Reply Angelika Leśniak 15 September 2014 at 12:42

    Oh, da hast du mal wieder eine Perle entdeckt, Igor. Ich habe schon Flügel bestellt, vielleicht lerne ich ja doch noch fliegen 🙂

  • Reply Maria 15 September 2014 at 13:00

    I love your pictures. Sometimes I wonder if the place itself looks as fab as the pictures!!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 15 September 2014 at 13:35

    Is there no end to these fabulous home accessories stores on the West Coast?!! I definitely could see myself spending some time in this one!

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey 16 September 2014 at 10:38

    Great space and I love the vivid natural light most of all.

  • Reply Aga | Passion shake 16 September 2014 at 11:15

    Agree – simply amazing!

  • Reply Cara Lee 19 September 2014 at 01:30

    I could go to town in here, what a stunning store. Especially love that terrarium!

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