During a stroll through the up-and-coming "U" Street district of Washington DC last weekend, I stumbled on the mini-universe of Simply Home, an all-encompassing home design store and restaurant. In one room they have a fascinating array of artifacts and products, thanks to an ongoing collaboration with villagers all over Thailand, and in the other you find yourself in a far-east Asian minimalist dining paradise (where I discovered the Chrysalis Lamp I wrote about earlier this week). The cuisine is a blend of gourmet Thai and new American fusion dishes that are all prepared with elegant simplicity, are available for take-out or delivery, and are all surprisingly affordable. Simply Home also offers fresh flowers and great new gifts introduced new each month. Location and product and food shots follow after the jump.
1410 U Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20009 map