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20 Of Our Favorite Finds From Unique LA's Spring Show: "L. Makai's Commuter Collection necklaces are designed to spotlight one's highway of choice or even route an entire commute. The tiny pendants feature freeways in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties." (continue reading)



“Los Angeles is known for its traffic and The Commuter Collection is yet another example of LA folks (Lauren Makai, in this example) using this sometimes annoying aspect of our culture as the catalyst for a creative project. No other city turns its juicy lemons into sweet limoncello like we do in Los Angeles.” (continue reading)



secret-agent-pr-l.makai.jpg"Rather than running from a permanent problem, fellow Angeleno, commuter, and designer Lauren Makai has found a way to embrace LA traffic with her Commuter Collection necklaces. The tongue-in-cheek jewelry line invites commuters to celebrate their drive..." (continue reading)


"...the perfect Valentine's present if your girlfriend always talks about that one road trip you guys took down Route 1 and/or drives trucks for a living." (visit Thrillist's Valentine's Day Guide)


“Some of us actually enjoy [commuting], while others utterly despise it.  Regardless, the path itself holds a certain place in our hearts, even as we relocate and learn new roads, freeways, highways, parkways and the like. Los Angeles native and designer Lauren Makai, a fellow professional commuter, has devised a way we can all pay homage to our daily travel experience.” (continuing reading)