Restrained Whimsy was founded in 2015 as an aspiration of something Brian and Scott would do together. Coming from the medical and scientific background, Brian tends to be more reserved. Scott on the other hand comes from visual design, styling, and fine jewelry, which lends itself more often to whimsicalities. Restrained Whimsy was a perfect blend of both of us.
"What does Restrained Whimsy even mean?" To us, it means a place where logic and play are celebrated, honored, and embraced.
With a name and a vision to bring classically distinctive gift ideas we have loved, or discovered in 20 years together, into one location. Additionally, we wanted to empower local artists, when possible, in support of their dreams. Moreover, we wanted gifts that also give back to the community and causes we believe in together. The only logical place for Restrained Whimsy was Studio City, our home for the past 2 decades.