Be sure to check out the DUMBO area in Brooklyn while you are in New York. Really a must with great views of Manhattan, lot of small and independent cafes and shops and a fabulous picnic area under between Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge.
One shop to visit if you are into the wonderful world of interiors is Modern Anthology.
From really cool vintage furniture to all kinds of accessories. A great find for presents, patina and the odd chesterfield, Modern Anthologys curated collection includes delicate glassware & chic linens, vintage shears & durable duffels.
The shop is also a creative studio and a common platform for a small group of architects, filmmakers, designers and graphic artists, specializing in original design .
68 Jay street – www.modernanthology.com
(DUMBO = Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
They reclaims architectural pieces of buildings, including:
original hardware and doorknobs, period mantels, entry doors, decorative iron, antique and contemporary lighting, bronze and brass castings, structural columns, corbels, terra cotta and building stones, garden ornaments, stained and leaded glass windows, transoms, wooden moldings…
You will also find framed mirrors, wood flooring, and home furnishings.
Olde Good Things is the largest architectural antique dealers in USA with locations nationwide.
Upper West Side – 450 Columbus Avenue
Union Square – 5 East 16th street
Chelsea – 124 West 25th street
Smaller housewares are often real finds; look for beautiful glassware, colorful pottery and ceramics; wooden kitchen and cooking accessories; bed, table, and bath linens; along with cutlery, flatware and serving pieces and scores of area rugs.
650 Madison Avenue
611 Broadway (SoHo)
Jonathan Adler’s interior style is both somewhat crazy and stylish.
His motto is that your home should make you happy. When you visit the shops, it’s like stepping into a wonderland. And there is not only furniture but also textiles, books and fun stuff.
Modern design with a touch of retro, humor and pure forms.
The New York-based ceramic artist / designer / decorator has 4 lovely shops on Manhattan.
304 Colombus Avenue – Upper West Side
37 Greenwich Avenue – Greenwich Village
1097 Madison Avenue – Upper East Side
47 Green Street – SoHo