Erin Hall’s charming selection of midcentury American furniture and housewares is stunningly well-priced. Since it’s all vintage, the stock rotates frequently, so go back often for pieces like Herman Miller stacking chairs ($185 each), kitschy ’50s lamps, and a great selection of barware and other home goods. 110 Meserole Avenue, between Leonard and Manhattan Avenues, Greenpoint (347-560-9605).
The latest shop from the London-based design magazine gives tiny apartment dwellers hope: If they can arrange everything so beautifully in a closet-size space, so can you. (Although, lucky is the urbanite who has a fully retractable glass facade.) The simple-yet-stunning blonde wood stools and benches by Another Country, Swedish clamp lamps, and exclusive scented Comme des Garçons candles are more attainable. 535 Hudson Street, at Charles Street (212-229-1120).
Myriah Scruggs and Nadia Yaron have a new (although temporary) space for their reconstructed wood furniture and patched textiles with thread work. The huge space is filled with magical vignettes (fluffy clouds hang from the ceiling), custom fixtures by Organic Light Sculptures, and photographs by local artists. Stop by this Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., to celebrate Jess Rotter’s new wood-burned block prints. There will be booze, vintage jams spun by Andy Beta, limited-edition vinyl, and locally made zines. 189 Schermerhorn Street, between Hoyt and Smith Streets, enter on Livingston Street, Boerum Hill (347-249-9552). Through October 31.
Tucked into a tiny alley off Bowery, veteran vintage scout Koji Kusakabe’s antiques shop is stocked with enviable bits of Americana collected over the last twenty-plus years. Hand-sewn, tribal-pattern blankets (great for draping on a couch or bed) share shelf space with an Indian bead crafting kit from the 1940s and one-of-a-kind razor blade necklaces. Keep an eye out for unusual gifts like fly-fishing sets, hand-woven New Mexico belt bags, and worn copies of The Whole Earth Catalog. Or play it safe with rugged menswear by Post Overalls and Engineered Garments. 10 Extra Place, at 1st Street (212-677-7465).
The dreamy textile company’s first brick-and-mortar outpost houses designer Anki Spets’s striking sheets, shams, duvets, and other bedroom accessories. Lithuanian linen pillows, plush herringbone blankets, and alpaca throws make any home that much cozier. 58 East 11th Street (212-924-7084).
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