Bring me anything in need of repair, mending or transformation: your socks, a dish, a leg, a chair, your relationship, what have you. I'll fix it to the best of my ability with the skills and materials at hand. More than a recessionista response, the impulse to repair something instead of tossing it away is a kind of "Slow Object" movement. Akin to Japanese "kintsugi", the practice of mending broken ceramics with gold, my repairs can be seen as improvements, or a celebration of the wear and tear of life.
-Mary Beth Heffernan
Repair Shop is open 12-2pm, at 5281 Washington Blvd., Commerce, CA 90040 at Strong Ave., between S. Atlantic Ave. and S. Eastern Ave.