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There, aisle after aisle is stuffed with an incredible array of Japanese stationery goodsadorable pens, pencils, notebooks, and erasers to last a lifetime.
The space itself, a two-story townhouse identified by a single display window, is every bit as win local news last night elegant as you'd expect, with de Gournay-wallpapered walls, a full-service kitchen, and furniture hand-picked by co-founder Lauren Santo Domingo.Atelier Courbet 134 10th Ave., Chelsea 212.226.7378, the first thing to catch our eye upon entering this striking black interior is an antique black carriage full of books and hand-made cushions: It's just one of many visual statements throughout the space.Swallow 361 Smith., Carroll Gardens 718.222.8201 While you won't walk out of Swallow with big case goods, you are likely to find something small and unusual, like a tiny brass bird or an opalescent vase.Minimalist fixtures and neutral color palettes are used to display the most well-designed utilitarian goodshousewares, t-shirts, stationery, and morethat are as functional as they are generic, which allows them to fit in every home regardless of sensibility.Michele Varian 27 Howard., Soho 212.343.0033 Along with her own line of printed wallpapers and textiles, Michele Varian sells a mix of flea market finds, jewelry, and general curiosities.This sweetly curated home goods shop in Brooklyn Heightsa worthwhile trek in of itselfstocks artisan-made goods with a slightly nordic bent, from Mid-century style furnishings to ceramics, lighting, throws, and more.The wonderful mix of beautifully designed objects and utilitarian goods remains the same, however, and from designers young and old, from Ben Medansky vases to Tom Dixon spice grinders, and much more.
6th., East Village 646.590.3211 Emilie Irvings East Village antiques shop specializes in 19th and 20th Century textiles sourced from Central and South Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East.
Inside, the floors are black-and-white checkered, and the shelves are lined with neatly labeled jars of pencils and on-theme art.
But it's actually gorgeous, and for the most part, dainty: There are sapphire studded earrings from UK-based designer Polly Wales, tourmaline slab necklaces by Lola Brooks, and diamond rings in the shape of mini-crescents by Anna Sheffield.
The outpost in Tribeca is the flagship and the original, though there are now locations scattered around the city.Oroboro 326 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg 718.388.4884 From clothing to ceramics and beauty goods, this store's main focus is on hand-crafted items, many of them locally made.You'll also get to shop Mociun's full line, from her signature eensy, triangular turquoise pendants to her custom rings, which feature a mismatchedand stunningcombination of stones.Collyers Mansion 179 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights 347.987.3342.It's always worth a stop for an unusual gift or home accent.In their careers as industrial and fashion designers, respectively, theyve spent years amassing quite the collection of Japanese-inspired designthat mix of style, craft, function, and a little wabi-sabiand finally have the perfect glass-fronted location to showcase it all, from Azmaya tea accessories to Sunao cutlery.MoMA Design Book Store.There's a new outpost in Los Angeles, and a great shop in the Hamptons.This Japanese mega-store facing Bryant Park is one of our favorite midtown oases, and a solid option for a quick sushi cafeteria-style lunch.To make your lives a little bit easier (and to make room for more time in front of the fire or under the mistletoe we rounded up the coolest gifts for everyone on your list, courtesy of 30 of the best stores the Big Apple.TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites.Has quickly become much more of lifestyle shop, carrying a mix of mostly local-made ceramics, books, magazines, and small design goods.Theres also a location in Chicago.
Top Hat 245 Broome., Soho 212.677.4240 Nina Allen's shop, Tophat, first grew out of her online store, Sweet Bella, where she sells specialty items like fruit and vegetable-shaped ceramics, unique pins and patches, and Stalogy office supplies.