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DESIGN
Ditto Press London
Next to the Regent’s Canal in the pretty but comparatively sleepy De Beauvoir area in London, sandwiched in between Haggerston, Shoreditch and Islington, risograph print studio and publishing house Ditto Press has just opened its doors to the public...
DESIGN
Scandinavian Design at Austere, Downtown Los Angeles
It was an old auto showroom sitting empty at 9th Avenue and Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, but as soon as brand consultant Fredrik Carlström—who originally hails from Sweden and now lives in New York—laid his eyes on it, he quickly knew it...
FOOD-DRINK
Clapton Craft Beer
East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that...
FOOD-DRINK
Ippodo
Just a few blocks from the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Station lies the serene Ippodo, hidden inside the ground level of Michelin-starred restaurant Kajitsu, which specializes in all-vegetarian Japanese Shojin cuisine. Not to be confused with...
STYLE
Retrosuperfuture NYC
by Leemor Rhodes Retrosuperfuture (RSF)—the Italian label behind Super sunglasses—celebrated the much-anticipated opening of its first brick and mortar shop with a flagship store in downtown New York City. Located in an early 20th century building...
DESIGN
UrbanGlass
BAM's Harvey Theater now has a shiny new neighbor. Founded in 1977 by Richard Yelle and Joe Upham, the New York Experimental Glass Workshop—the country's first open-access glass studio—has bounced around from its original Great Jones Street location...
SHOPS
The Record Collector
It might not look like a lot from the street, but The Record Collector is a magnificent, mind-blowing adventure. For vinyl-enthusiasts, collectors and anybody with a little curiosity, a wander through the record store is akin to entering another realm...
SHOPS
Matter
You can almost call the buyers at Matter curators, as they handpick, and sometimes manufacture internally, their high-end design products. Furniture, lighting, wallpaper and home accessories—varying from sculpture to vases—all grace their sales floor...
SHOPS
Shinola
Down the street from Traffic Jam & Snug and just a block away from Avalon International Breads in midtown Detroit is the Shinola store, which opened in June 2013. Originally known for shoe polish, the century-old brand is now a purveyor of watches...
SHOPS
Jadis
The French word Jadis translates roughly to "in times past" or "the old days" which is apt for this special, by-appointment-only antique store. While the Santa Monica shop—owned by carpenter and self-taught engineer Parke Meek until his death in 2010...
STYLE
Interview: Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile
Opening just over a month ago, Clark Street Mercantile is a modest boutique in Montreal aimed at the discerning gentleman. Clothing, footwear, apothecary, pens and paper, magazines, accessories, artwork, bags, blankets, tonic and grenadine, razors...
CULTURE
Shinola Store NYC
Shinola opened their debut brick-and-mortar store in Midtown Detroit in June 2013 and this weekend they opened their second in NYC's TriBeCa neighborhood. Designed by the Rockwell Group to inspire shoppers to linger, the spacious store features a...
STYLE
Tucheng Store in Beijing
The Chinese propaganda leviathan is still struggling to find a way to make the country look hip and culturally influential worldwide, and in the eyes of a skeptical foreign audience, any effort will be useless until freedom of expression doesn’t...
STYLE
Aesop East Hampton
When establishing a new outpost, Aesop likes to do the unexpected. Since its beginnings in '87, the Australian skincare brand has been coveted for its line of high quality natural products and, in recent years, it's become equally beloved by an...
STYLE
Neighbour's Vancouver Storefront
Neighbour, a small men's clothing boutique in Vancouver's Gastown area, gets the mix just right through owner Saager Dilawri's personal picks of lesser known brands and unique collaborations. Since the shop's opening, Dilawri has consistently impressed...
DESIGN
The Goodhood Life Store
by Sabine Zetteler Five years ago, East London was blessed with Jo Sindle and Kyle Stewart's hybrid clothing store and creative space, in Hoxton's quiet little Coronet Street. Today, their Goodhood Store provides the primary reason to walk down...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Videos Presents: Aether SF
As longtime fans of Aether's sophisticated line of outerwear, we jumped at the chance to visit their first brick and mortar retail location. The recently opened San Francisco shop is uniquely constructed from three shipping containers, and is now...
STYLE
Thomas Sires
For the past two years, friends and designers Allison Sires and Fiona Thomas have been carefully cultivating an original storefront in the heart of Nolita which would reflect their desire to create a lifestyle brand that freely incorporates items...
STYLE
KEEN Garage
Continuing their commitment to conservation and sustainability, the KEEN Garage in downtown Portland, Oregon reopened after a 10-month renovation of a 105-year-old building that generated less than one dumpster of waste. Incorporating many salvaged...
DESIGN
Table of Contents
Table of Contents, a recently-opened concept shop in Portland, Oregon, is a quiet refuge within the bustling Old Town neighborhood. Located just off Burnside Street in Chinatown, Shu Hung and Joseph Magliaro's new venture is a welcome departure...
DESIGN
Garde
With a style owner Scotti Sitz describes as "modern natural," the new Los Angeles boutique Garde inhabits a tranquil and airy space stocked with eclectic handmade items. Summoning her years of experience in fashion and interior design, Stitz filled...
STYLE
Mociun
To properly experience Brooklyn-based designer Caitlin Mociun's new Williamsburg store is to take a moment to explore each of the unusual clusters of objects that adorn the display tables, window sills and floor areas. Mociun wants you to peer into...
DESIGN
MoMA Store Call for Designers
Advertorial content: MoMA consistently aspires to connect the art and design within its walls to the greater community that supports it. Both the Young Architects Program held at MoMA PS1 and the recent introduction of the Art Lab iPad app aim to...
DESIGN
ST[new york]RY
For her third "issue", Rachel Shechtman has turned her magazine-style boutique—aptly called Story—into an homage to New York. The shop changes concept every four to eight weeks, and the latest inventory is a selection of Big Apple goods...
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