aesop adds up to the glorious revival of downtown los angeles with a new signature store in the neighbourhood. it's the australian cosmetics brand's second store in town, and this one's a collab with local architecture practice brooks + scarpa. taking cues from the area's many costume shops and fashion houses, the shop interior features rows of six-inch cylindrical cardboard tubes as the primary material for both walls and furniture. taking the utilitarian aesthetic even further are the countertops crafted from recycled paper. contrasting with the sobre palette are three vintage porcelain sinks that have been sourced from a local salvage yard. large windows allow in floods of daylight and a non-obstructed view of yet another stunning aesop store interior. the new store carries the full range of aesop's skin, body and hair care products. location: 852 south broadway [downtown].