July 05 2016 Tuesday at 03:41 PM

So, you thought you knew Howard...

let's start with something pretty...
 

form & texture

I'm in love with our ceramics and other sculptural pieces that we have in shop right now. Sorry, I couldn't stop taking pictures. It's hard not to make endless still lifes! Design enthusiasts & prop stylists, we've got lots of striking stuff right now.
It has nothing to do with July 4th. Maybe, like me, you need a break from Red, White and Blue on this election year. Here, rest your eyes and mind and just ponder  beauty for beauty's sake.
Click each photo for details on the pieces in each. This is just a smattering of the Locally-made clay, stoneware, porcelain, concrete, walnut and marble pieces that are now available both on our site and in our Soho Shop. We will be around all weekend, so come visit, keep us company and enjoy some serenity while you wait for the fireworks!

so much that is new on Howard Street...
Our little street has just added a bunch of new design driven shops! Here's a list of all the businesses, old & new that we think you'll appreciate visiting, starting from the west end of the 2 block stretch to the east end:
Utrecht/Blick Art Store - if you're a long time resident and artist, you'll always know it as Utrecht, before it merged with Blick.
Tom Dixon is opening this week! It will be a 3 story extravaganza in an old boot manufacturer's.
m. crow a general store of stuff entirely made by hand, in America, is the brainchild of BDDW owner, Tyler Hayes.
De Vera was the first of the current shops to pioneer Howard St. Find macabre and exquisite curiosities, art & jewelry here.
Ralo Tibetan Rugs are made from hand carded and hand spun yarns with all natural dyes using traditional Tibetan methods.
Opening Ceremonydominates this half of the block with an ever-expanding storefront for the hippest in Men's & Women's clothing.
Mystery Shop - no really, I just heard a rumor that a new design shop is opening at the West end of Howard St. 
 
11 Howard Hotel, the new Soho hotel is making waves in the design community for it's minimal Scandinavian design.
Retro Super Future is known for its colorful acetate sunglasses  - all made in Italy.
The Smile to Go I'm partial to their baked breakfast treats, but from most it's the neighborhood coffee & lunch destination.
Michele Varian - well you already know about us if you're receiving this email, but don't forget to visit us too!
Sarah specialized in vintage and contemporary ethnic textiles and clothing, an obsession of mine.
Agnes B. for quiet, classic and chic French cloths for Men and Women. And Kiosk is their in-house book shop.
Roll & Hill by Jason Miller specializes in modern lighting and has filled 3 floors of minimal interiors.
 
Oliver Gustav, from Copenhagen, offers serene, moody, dark and highly curated furnishings, art and design.
The Reformation great for backless dresses and jumpers. All sustainably sourced while being stylish! They have a Photo Booth.
Sleepy Jones owned by Andy Spade, specializes in comfy sleep ware. I don't know if they're responsible for PJ's becoming street clothes.
Maison Mae is in the Michele Varian mezzanine. They are great for easy, sophisticated women's cloths.
Rick Owens In my dreams, all I wear are Rick Owens cloths. He hasn't opened yet, so I don't know if he'll have his furnishings too!
Vfiles is the daytime extension of NYC's night and party life. You'll have to see for yourself!
Five Points where I KICK BOX (!) are getting in via the back door - literally. Their back door opens onto Howard St.
save the date, evening of July 19th,
 Howard Street Block party!

we may not have lemonade, but I'm thinking there will be some ice-cream, more details to follow...