Lobal Orning

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Lobal Orning
Privately held company
Industry Retailing
Founded 2003
Headquarters Topanga, California
Key people
Justin Chancellor
Shelee Dykman
Products books, music, magazines

Lobal Orning was a record and book store located in the mountains north of the Pacific Coast Highway in the small community of Topanga, California.[1][2]

It sold a "unique selection of music and books — a mix of everything from classic literature to pulp",.[3] The store was also described as "one of Topanga’s unfortunately best-kept secrets".[3] The store was run by rock musician Justin Chancellor of the band Tool, and his wife Shelee Dykman,[4] who coined the phrase "lobal orning" which meant "to decorate the mind". The word "lobal" is a reference to the lobes of the brain and ears. The word "orning" is a reference to the word "ornament", in its verb form.[4] The store closed March 1, 2008.


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  3. ^ a b Mazur, Dan (April 2006). "Changes Abound in Topanga Retail". Topanga Messenger. 
  4. ^ a b Le Tellier, Alexandra. "Orning becomes eclectic". LA.com. 

Coordinates: 34°05′23″N 118°36′14″W / 34.0898°N 118.6038°W / 34.0898; -118.6038