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Jungalow Pop Up – The Making of…

Typically, as a artistic, you sense issues. You possibly can see, really feel, hear issues that others could not. It’s a part of the magic and the battle of creativity to carry these issues into actuality in a approach that others can see, really feel, hear, scent, and style them too. For these of you who’ve been right here for some time, you recognize that Jungalow is a model born from a weblog. Whereas Jungalow has been a digital-first model from day one, I’ve at all times dreamt of bringing Jungalow into the true (offline) world.  I imagined an area the place we may join as a neighborhood and create collectively, encourage each other, and hug one another (particularly after experiencing the isolation of the pandemic). For years, I’ve been looking out for a bodily location for a Jungalow IRL area. Then, in late 2022, I talked to my brother, Shai, who’s a co-owner of Backside Bunk, situated on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood. I requested him what Backside Bunk was doing on the second flooring (their retailer is situated on the primary flooring) and he stated they often rented it out for occasions. Often, huh? My wheels began turning! That was the primary second I envisioned a Jungalow Pop Up in Los Angeles, on the “high bunk” (haha!) of my brother’s enterprise. We had our first assembly with the opposite co-owners of Backside Bunk in February, ironed out the main points in just a few weeks, and began building in Might!

We labored with Jeff, Sue, and the unimaginable crew at FTB Design on the construct out. FTB has quite a lot of expertise in set design, so they’re used to tremendous fast TV manufacturing schedules and weren’t intimidated by what we thought was an formidable timeline (get within the area on Might 15 and full building by early June).

We additionally labored with my sister, Religion Blakeney, who’s an unimaginable inside designer with an consideration to element like no different! Collectively, we created temper boards, picked paint colours and flooring, thought by way of totally different architectural particulars we may add to the area to provide it some dimension, and actually, FTB executed our imaginative and prescient fantastically! And enjoyable truth, Religion additionally designed Backside Bunk!!! So it’s actually a household affair over right here!

Since we’re on the second flooring, we knew we wished to attract of us in as quickly as they opened the door to the pop up. It’s solely been just a few days since we launched, however this stair case that includes our Tigris print (in a bigger scale) appears to be a crowd favourite on social (thanks to everybody for all of the #jungalowpopup love!!!).

Can also we speak about these stripes? And this trellis?! Kinda dwelling for this heavenly latticed mild second!!

We additionally requested our candy landlord, Serge of Complete Graphics if he may hook us up with some signage for the home windows. Love seeing the our emblem on this large scale peek by way of the home windows on the pop up.

One other favourite of mine: this unimaginable show and shelving unit that FTB created for us. You all helped to create it too! Bear in mind after we requested you which of them terracotta paint shade we must always go together with? Effectively Baked Clay gained by a landslide, however we determined to go together with Spicy Hue for the within of the shelving unit to create some depth and visible curiosity. What do you suppose?


The pop up area is paying homage to a loft residence in Brooklyn that I lived in after I was in my 20s — with a brilliant open flooring plan and never a ton of architectural element. So we thought it might be cool to design the toilet with an elevated flooring, and classic checkered flooring to set it aside from the remainder of the area.

This Kohler Artifacts bathtub in Peachblow, is having her second!! I lately visited the Kohler headquarters in Wisconsin and I used to be SO impressed seeing the attractive, timeless designs and colours of their newest collections. They lately introduced again a few of their heritage colours (Spring Inexperienced & Peachblow) to have fun their a hundred and fiftieth anniversary and I’m right here for the classic vibes!

This beautiful pedestal sink and faucet are additionally from Kohler and work so nicely with the checkered flooring and cosmic desert wallpaper. The brushed trendy brass end on the tap speaks so fantastically to the gold accents within the wallpaper. 

Sure, lady!!! Showcase these cute lil toes! 😉

I’d simply transfer in!!!!!


I’ve been impressed by artwork deco particulars currently and discover myself referencing them in quite a lot of my latest designs. This “stepped” element within the bed room space is one among my favourite design components within the area. It creates a crown-like impact over the mattress. Who doesn’t wish to really feel like a queen in her bed room?

In our lounge space, we have now books, pillows, candles, and a lot extra to find. It’s a vivid, cozy place to relax and be impressed (and curious).

You understand how when you’ve got individuals over, they at all times find yourself within the kitchen? Effectively, that’s kinda true of our bar space. Everybody at all times finally ends up hanging out round right here – in all probability as a result of it’s obtained the vibes!!! We used our Phoenix Naturale wallpaper on this space and FTB constructed this bar from scratch!! We painted in Kale Inexperienced and Bay Leaf and actually, it’s horny AF!


We are able to’t wait to share this artistic area with you this summer season! Go to our web site or IG for upcoming pop up occasions and promos and hours of operation. We are able to’t wait to satisfy you IRL!

Jungalow Popup!
7521 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046.
Second Flooring
(Stair entry solely)

Picture credit score Dabito




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