love hultén is one crafty guy. hailing from gothenburg, a scenic port city in the south of sweden, hultén is a hybrid, if not peculiar creative. part designer, part craftsman, he merges modern technology with traditional artisan knowledge, creating objects with a unique blend of function and aesthetics. and now, the man showcases his concoctions in los angeles, and where else but at austere, the city's epicenter of all things well-designed and scandinavian. the one-week exhibition, his very first stateside, opens on thu - nov 20 [5pm-8pm] and present a wide range of innovative prototypes and new products, ranging from original concept computers and arcade gaming gemstones in solid wood and precious metals, to modular lamps made from bees wax. hultén's aim is to present highly personal stories with character, playfulness and mystique, and these are something of a rare feat in today's world of mass consumption and throwaway excess. location: 912 south hill street [downtown].