Moby opening a vegan restaurant in Los Angeles next week
Working with Studio Hus, Moby also took the lead in designing the place. A moody, monochromatic photograph that he snapped of Mount Baldy's snowy forests last February is wallpapered above the side banquette that is the focus of the dining room. Also lensed by him are a pair of oversize prints hanging in the dining room that he snapped in Griffith Park -- a testament to his "weird love of out-of-focus abstract photos." In the center, the eight arms of a steel chandelier by Jason Koharik dangle like thin tree branches above Herman Miller Eames chairs, pillows upholstered with nature illustrations and pale green tiles stenciled in an argyle pattern. Outside on the Sol Lewitt-inspired facade, a deep green stencil of a pine tree identifies the restaurant among apartment buildings and mom-and-pop shops. - [WWD]
If you happen to be in Los Angeles any time soon, you can stop in at Moby's soon-to-open 100% organic Vegan restaurant Little Pine. The transplanted New Yorker has been preaching the vegan cause for some time now (you might remember that he used to be part owner LES vegan spot TeaNY which he hasn't been associated with for a while now). It promises prices that won't be "off-putting" with Mediterranean menu items like a farro-walnut salad with squash, and Moby's favorite food, stuffed shells.
TeaNY, meanwhile, remains open after Moby's departure and many other hardships, like a fire in 2009, a health-department shutdown, and most recently being shuttered for owing taxes.
Little Pine opens in Silver Lake on November 19. Check out a video of Moby shredding on bongos at a David Lynch benefit concert below.