Mark and I stumbled upon this jewel last year during a bike ride through Santa Monica. Lured inside by the strange items in the windows, we met the store owner, Jim Caswell, who was equally as curious and beautiful as the items in his shop. Go to the Historia website and you’ll discover that the store “specializes in art and objects from Latin America with an emphasis on nineteenth and early twentieth century Mexican devotional and folk art.” What you won’t find on the site are the fantastic stories Jim weaves around each object he collects. If you’re in the area, stop by. We guarantee you’ll find something weird and wonderful.
1322 Second Street, Suite 2 • Santa Monica, California 90401 (310) 394-3384