Salt Surf Boards in NYC
I love the concept behind Salt Surf shop in New York City. People in the city of New York always forget they live so close to the ocean and the fun surf. This shop reminds people that it's okay to surf more and work less. The shop offers, beautifully crafted surfboards shaped by Mauricio Avila, bags, t-shirts and hand painted, hand cut and one of a kind DL skateboards from Williamsburg, NY. If you are in the area or want to check their online shop click here and enjoy!
All Saints Store in New York City
I had these images from my trip to New York city last September and all the great memories from this store came back. I walked into the All Saints store in the Meat Packing District and instead of feeling like I was walking into a typical shop, it was more like a contemporary industrial installation exhibit. The space was the perfect combination of inspiration and history. All Saints has an impressive line of women's and men's clothing made with a an eye for style and high end details with an edge. If you are a fan of All Saints, they are having a great SALE right now, visit All Saints here.
New York City
These are some of my personal photos taken while in New York. I walked all day long for three days and I found great shops, unique products and the always stylish New Yorkers. My feet were tired but my brain is still filled with inspiration to take home. The images were taken in Williamsburg an the Meat Packing District. Be sure to see the rest of my trip stops here.
Bu and the Duck Kid’s Shop. Tribeca, NYC
Walking around Tribeca in New York, I found this beautiful, vintage inspired children shop called Bu and The Duck.
Bu and The Duck has been designing their own label of classic kids wear for 14 years. The shop is well stocked with boys and girls clothing, shoes and accessories. You can feel right at home when you step in this store and that was my favorite thing about this shop.
Their line is known for their beautiful and high quality fabrics and their stylish and classic looks. These are great pieces that last multiple generations. This shop is located at 106 Franklin Street.
Catbird. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Catbird is a charming little boutique filled with the work of talented jewelry designers from the area. They carry anything from small conservative earrings to wedding bands and bigger statement pendants. Everything in this shop has the handmade and unique touch of independent designers. All the jewelry is displayed in these vintage glass cases that brings you back in time and makes you feel right in your grandmother's jewelry case.
The quartz pendants on the picture is from the Brooklyn based studio Fort and it is only $92. Catbird is located on Bedford Avenue between North 4th and North 5th street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. If you are an online shopper like me you can click here to visit their website.
Scandinavian House, Williamsburg, NYC
My last and most exciting stop in Williamsburg was the Scandinavian Design House. I found this home accessories shop on my last trip to NYC and I knew this was a place I wanted to come back to check out again.
Scandinavian Design House is a piece of heaven for any party host. This shop is filled with bright colored home accents, dishware and unique cooking tools. This is also a great place to get inspiration for contemporary patterns and color combinations.
Everything in the shop is from Scandinavian designers, which mean everything is thoughtful, with clean design lines and filled with fun details. This shop was made to make your home and better place.
If you are in the area and you love good quality home goods, THIS IS A MUST! you can view some of their products online or you can visit the shop located on North 9th st between Bedford and Driggs....
Task in Williamsburg. Brooklyn, NY
Task is a fairly new shop located on North 3rd street between Berry St. and Wythe ave. in Williamsburg. This shop wins "The Most Welcoming Shop" award in Williamsburg from Putucos. The selection of homegoods, jewelry and clothing is elegant and contemporary. Shopping for a gift for mother's days or x-mas doesn't have to be so intimidating anymore, Task has the exactly what you need when if comes to gift shopping. I highly recommend everyone to stop by Task and I'm sure you are going to find something you want for yourself or a loved one. Finally, for all the out of town readers you can shop online!
The Sketchbook Project. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This is by far my most exciting find while travelling to the Big Apple. The Art House Co-op is the home to The Sketchbook Project library. Here is a quick way to explain this great source of inspiration, thousands of artists sing up every year, they receive a list of themes and a blank sketchbook, at the end of the assignment everyone returns their sketchbooks and the Art House Co-op sorts them by theme and storage them in a library located in Williamsburg. There were about 10,000 sketchbooks this year and you can stop by to sign a sketchbook out. You can also visit the digital library to enjoy the resources and learn about artists all over the world. As a designer and avid sketchbook lover, this seems like the perfect way to connect with others and see how every artist views and interprets a theme. They are already planning a world tour where they will take the 2012 sketchbooks on the road for everyone to enjoy. For dates on the tour and to learn how to be one of the sketchbook art...
Whisk. Williamsburg, New York.
Here is another discovery since my last trip to NYC. Whisk is a beautiful, french inspired, kitchenwear shop on Bedford Avenue. They carry the classic and contemporary brands of cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, accessories and linens. This shop is whimsical and it makes you want to cook and have friends over for dinner. This is the only kitchen specialty store in Northside Williamsburg which makes it even more unique. The shop is filled with colorful pieces and lucky for people out of town we can all shop online at Whisknyc.com.
If you are visiting New York I highly recommend you visit Whisk for your cooking and hosting needs. Whisk is located on Bedford Avenue between N 3rd and N 4th Street. Let me know if you go and how you liked it.
ID New York. Williamsburg, NY
ID New York was my second stop in Williamsburg and this store was a new addition to Bedford Avenue since my last visit to the area. ID New York is a men's contemporary boutique that dresses the classic and stylish men of Brooklyn. They carry a great range of denim, footwear, shirts, bags and accessories. This shop is complete with everything you need to look the part in the city. I love their offering of ties and bow ties from General Knot & Co. The store is filled with great little details and if you are in the area you have stop here to take a peak, this will also be a fantastic place to get a gift for the man in your life. ID New York is located on Bedford Avenue between N 4th and N5th street.
Jewelry at Mini Minimarket. Williamsburg, NY
I just got back from my wonderfully inspirational trip to the city of New York. As always I had to go to visit my old neighborhood, Williamsburg. My first stop was at Mini Minimarket where they sell clothing, accessories, shoes and jewelry. What caught my eye in this shop was the jewelry variety and quality. All these pieces are under $100 and they are great statement pieces. The bicycle pendant is from the Australian label Polli made with recycled brass. The other three pieces are from Brooklyn based Sasha Nash. These and many other great and affordable designers can be found at Mini Minimarket on Bedford Avenue between N 4th and N 5th street in Williamsburg.
Ochre. New York, NY
Ochre is a home goods store located in the heart of Soho. The showroom is stunning and romantic. Every piece sold here was made by incredibly talented designers. Ochre sells a a great collection of lighting fixtures, rustic furniture and beautiful tableware. This is a beautiful place to visit for gift shopping and home decoration projects
Barbara Shaum. New York, NY
Anyone that knows me personally knows my love for leather goods. This studio in the heart of the Lower East Side is the biggest gemstone of my trip to New York. The place is small and unmarked, I just happened to be walking by it and noticed some leather sandals on the display window. I walked in and found the most wonderful leather shop I have ever been in. Barbara Shaum has owned her business for decades and she still runs it successfully.
They handcraft every order of shoes, boots, sandals and bags right in the studio. I felt very lucky to be able to go inside this treasure. The studio is only open from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 1pm to 6pm. I was overwhelmed with Barbara's passion and commitment to keeping it handcrafted and traditional.
If you are interested in shoe making, crafts or leather goods you should stop by to visit Barbara. The shop is located on 60 East Fourth Street in New York.
Artesana Interiors. New York, NY
Artesana Interiors is a store that offers tiles, furnishings and antiques in New York City. Every tile and furniture displayed is exotic and sophisticated, most of the items are made and brought from Morocco. You can feel that every piece in the store was carefully chosen and handcrafted. I am in love with their giant tile collection. Tiles can be a great source of inspiration and here are my four favorite designs. These tiles show a great combination of colors and beautiful patterns.
Artesana Interiors is located 36 West 21st St. They have an incredibly inspiring showroom, you'll feel you are walking into an artisans market.
Partners And Spade. New York, NY
Partners and Spade is a studio that gathers a collection of the similar vintage products and then sells them. The space is set up to display all the sets and you can buy one of the pieces or get the whole collection. The cool thing about it is that if you choose to buy just one piece, you know that other people will have part of the whole set as well. It's like just buying one piece of a puzzle. They are only open on the weekends or you can call ahead to make an appointment during the week. Visit their website here.
Jonathan Adler. New York, NY
Jonathan Adler is one of the most joyful homegoods designers in America. He brings brightness and happiness to any home. I visited his store in Soho and I was in shoceked with all the color and graphics in his collection. Jonathan Alder is a modern designer with a fun spirit which you can feel when you walk into his store or visit his website.