The Well Appointed Kitchen

tools for the modern chef

and gifts for the most discerning

foodie and design enthusiast approved

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Bold Jewelry

Jewelry by indie designers

handmade in the USA

gold, silver, brass, leather and even porcupine quills!

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Spruce Up

inspired home accessories

using natural materials like leather, wood and brass 

tactful craftsmanship

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Opalescent and Iridescent

pastel pinks, corals, blues, and aquas

with creme all swirled together

like the stones reinvent conventional patterns

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Golden Treasures

all things golden

but not too shiny, just a soft patina

in gold, brass and bronze

perfect for a magpie

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Design Talks By MV

Featured! : The Silverwomen

Featured! : The Silverwomen

Designer, retailer, micro-manufacturer, and small-business advocate, Michele Varian, has one of the most dreamy brick-and-mortar stores in New York City.

The Michele Varian Store & Design Studio is filled with beautiful designs for the home, and an extensive collection of fine jewelry.

Discover this delightfully, stylish woman’s favorite items… in her closet!   

– as told to The Silver Women

Check out the full feature for the inside scoop and many more photos...


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Featured! Business Of Home

Featured! Business Of Home Stress in the retail market is no secret. Landlords want 10-year leases at sky-high prices; meanwhile, many retailers are returning to a consignment model because their rents have made it harder to buy inventory. At the same time, brands have gained direct access to consumers online, minimizing the margins for retailers, whose curated points of view may help a customer discover product but whose shops are no longer the guaranteed point of sale. Enter, an online platform developed by Michele Varian and Jay Norris that brokers pop-up opportunities between retailers and brands.

Read the full story here...

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Celebrating Brick and Mortar Event Recap

Celebrating Brick and Mortar Event Recap Thanks to all who attended our party celebrating all things Brick & Mortar with The Shopkeepers, a website dedicated to calling out the most unique, special brick and mortar shops all over the world - and connecting them with discovery-thirsty consumers. We celebrated the introduction of 3 new Guesst shops to Michele Varian: Johanna Howard, DBO Home, and Bloomist. It was a night of great product design, some bubbly vino and light bites from our favorite neighborhood spot, Grandaisy! We're looking forward to the next!

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