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  • 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 [...]

  • At Home with Steven Alan Pinterest Contest: We Have a Winner!
    May 20th, 2013 | Events, Home

    We recently held a Pinterest contest to celebrate the launch of our new Home Shop. Participants were tasked with creating a home-inspired Pinterest board featuring up to 25 images that represented their ideal home environment, incorporating some of our home products into the mix. We received over 500 entries and were really impressed by the [...]

  • A Conversation with: Garza Marfa
    May 8th, 2013 | Home, In Stock

    We recently caught up with Marfa-based furniture designers Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza, whose chairs and tables we carry in our Home Shop. They spoke with us about their work and also gave us a great guide to Marfa. {Jamey and Constance at their showroom in Marfa, Texas} Where are you from? Jamey: Austin, TX [...]

  • At Home With Satsuki Shibuya
    April 22nd, 2013 | Home

    We first became acquainted with Satsuki Shibuya via Pinterest, when we found ourselves perusing her beautifully curated collections of imagery, culled from the internet. We recently spoke with her, and she shared some of the images from the home-inspired board she created for our Pinterest contest. {Satsuki, photographed by Dabito of Old Brand New} You [...]

  • Apartment Visit: Helen Levi
    April 12th, 2013 | Home, In Stock, New Arrivals

    We recently visited photographer and ceramicist Helen Levi at her apartment in Williamsburg. Helen made us tea while we talked about her pottery (which you may recognize from photos of our studio visit with Amy Merrick or if you’ve visited our Home Shop), her dog, Billy, and her participation in the New York Times’ Portfolio [...]

  • Q&A: Good Candle
    March 19th, 2013 | Home, In Stock, New Arrivals

    We’re often asked by customers about the fragrance in our shops. Chances are, it’s by Brooklyn-based Good Candle. While the Fig scent has always been a staff favorite, the new Cedar candle, which they made just for us, is generating a lot of inquiries. We recently talked to Good founder Johnathan Kroeger about what goes [...]

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