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  • Q&A: Green Fingers NYC
    June 23rd, 2014 | Home

    Ever since it opened last year, we can’t seem to stay away from Green Fingers. The first stateside outpost of Japanese plant stylist and creative director Satoshi Kawamoto, the East Village space functions as a plant store, boutique, and botanical studio. Satoshi spoke with us about living and working between Tokyo and NYC, and shared [...]

  • Apartment Visit: Goods We Love
    June 19th, 2014 | Home, In Stock

    We recently spent an afternoon hanging out with Goods We Love founders Camilla Vest Nielsen and Ricky Nordson at Camilla’s Tribeca apartment. Goods We Love reps some of our favorite Danish home goods brands, and Camilla’s home also serves as their showroom. Some highlights from our conversation: Where did you each grow up, and how [...]

  • A Visit with Sparhawk
    June 18th, 2014 | Home, In Stock

    Julia from our Brooklyn shop recently went home to Utah to visit her dad, Samuel Sparhawk Alexander, whose handcrafted home goods line, Sparhawk, is carried in our shops. While hanging out in his wood shop, the two got to talking about his love of woodworking.  An excerpt from their conversation: Sml. Sparhawk Alexander in his [...]

  • A Conversation with Grace Bonney
    June 12th, 2014 | Home

    We’ve admired Design*Sponge and its founder, Grace Bonney, for the past several years, and although we’ve worked on some D*S features together, it wasn’t until recently that we finally had a chance to sit down and pick her brain. Grace has managed to turn Design*Sponge into one of the most successful and longest-running blogs out [...]

  • Travel Diary: Tea Wing Visits Japan
    May 15th, 2014 | Food, Home, In Stock, Travels

    Tea Wing‘s carefully sourced, painstakingly produced Japanese green teas are loved among our staff for their complex flavors, wonderful aromas, and beautiful colors. The Tea Wing team just returned from their annual tea buying trip to Japan, where they spend several weeks each Spring meeting with their dedicated network of farmers and producers, making new [...]

  • At Home with Fort Standard
    March 27th, 2014 | Home

    A few weeks ago, we dropped in on Fort Standard founders Ian Collings and Gregory Buntain at their apartments in Crown Heights (Ian) and Fort Greene (Greg). The multidisciplinary design duo were busy preparing for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, but were nice enough to show us around [...]

  • Home Shop Picks: Farmhouse Pottery
    March 5th, 2014 | Home, In Stock

    Frequent snowstorms and long cold spells have kept us indoors for much of the winter here in New York, but we don’t mind nesting with these pieces from Farmhouse Pottery, available at our Home Shop. Founder and New England native Zoe Zilian has created a collection of ceramic tableware and pantry items with a modern [...]

  • Apartment Visit: James’s Daughter Flowers
    February 14th, 2014 | Home

    Yesterday afternoon, we trudged through a blizzard to visit florist Lisa Przystup of James’s Daughter Flowers at her apartment in Greenpoint. After an hour’s journey, we arrived at her door semi-frozen and numb with cold. She welcomed us into her warm, cozy home, took our wet coats to dry and brewed us a pot of [...]

  • A Conversation with Gesa Hansen
    February 5th, 2014 | Home, In Stock, New Arrivals

    We caught up with award-winning designer Gesa Hansen, founder of furniture label The Hansen Family, whose handcrafted mirrors recently arrived at our Home Shop. Gesa Hansen The name of your furniture company pays homage to your creative family, which includes a long line of carpenters, designers, and architects. What was it like to grow up [...]

  • A Recipe from Daphnis and Chloe
    January 22nd, 2014 | Food, Home, New Arrivals

    Daphnis and Chloe is a line of culinary herbs that recently arrived in our Home Shop. Founder Evangelia Koutsovoulou often lamented that none of the seasonings she bought at the market came close to achieving the vivid aromas and pure flavors of the wild, handpicked herbs of her native Greece. Over the course of several [...]

  • A Visit to the Bellocq Tea Atelier
    September 4th, 2013 | Food, Home, In Stock

    We recently had the pleasure of visiting Heidi Johannsen Stewart and Michael Shannon of Bellocq at their tea atelier in Greenpoint. While we sampled a variety of their unique, handcrafted blends, the duo spoke with us about their love of tea, travels, and inspiration. How did you discover your mutual interest in tea? Heidi: We [...]

  • Clay Talk at the Home Shop
    July 11th, 2013 | Events, Home

    This week we kicked off the first in a series of events and workshops at our Home Shop at 158 Franklin Street. Clay Talk featured a panel discussion with a talented group of  local ceramicists whose work we admire, including Shino Takeda, Helen Levi, Brooke Winfrey of BTW Ceramics, Clair Catillaz of Clam Lab, and [...]

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