By  on November 30, 2007

Design commandos Ethan Imboden and Philip Wood have written their own prescriptions for pre-holiday angst — "Intervention," a temporary Brand Pharmacy installation in the avant-garde boutique All Purpose in Los Angeles. Part guerrilla store, part art installation, The Brand Pharmacy makes its debut Monday and will be up at the South Flores Street location through Dec. 9. Hospital curtains will be hung on tracks and a medicine-dispensing counter will be installed to remind consumers of any shopping addictions or automated holiday behavior.

Reached in San Francisco Thursday, Imboden explained, "We're all familiar with the manic feelings and the ups and downs of the holidays. This is a response to try to bring back meaning to the season. We often begin to lose that in the context of all the shopping mania."

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