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Daytrip Society

by Tim Yu in Culture on 26 October 2007

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by Pamela Liou

When homeward-bound couple and former record executives Jessica Jenkins and Andy West set up shop in their native Kennebunkport, Maine, they brought back NYC’s high-end design sensibility and blended it with their love of nature and travel. The open white interior of the shop is accented by warm wooden beams and the railings leading into the back of the store line up exactly with a trompe l’oeil footbridge in a floor-to-ceiling photograph of the nearby Rachel Carson preserve, giving the illusion of standing in the middle of the woods.

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While they carry a few design giants like Normann Copenhagen, West and Jenkins embrace independent designers from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Maine. Some showcased items include Emily Sugihara's Baggu, a line of re-useable grocery bags that fold to pocketsize, Nikki McClure’s painstakingly intricate paper cuts, and Maine-based Insect Labs' antique gear-fitted beetles and cicadas. Also check out home goods from Angela Adams, Sweet Bella Bird Calls, Orla Kiely, Birds by Toikka, and Deadly Squire. Aside from providing high-end gifts and travel gear, Daytrip Society supports the eco-conscious community by collaborating with local Conservation Trusts and providing a platform for discussion about nature walks and yes, day trips.

Not to worry if you can't make it up to Maine, their webstore is opening any day now. Continue reading.

Daytrip Society
4 Dock Square
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 map
tel. +1 207 967 4440

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