Last week, I walked by a shop in my neighborhood that I’ve never seen before, and stopped in. It’s the second store by brother sister duo, Allison Julius and Louis Marra, who were both in the store when I walked in, and are quite delightful!
Maison 24 is offering up a whole lotta look: Neon, graffiti, lucite, glitter, fur, spikes, skulls abound and at first glance, the shop seems very cool, but intense. Then you spend some time perusing the art, toys, gifts, furniture and collectibles, and you think: Oh yea, I could get into this.
A lucite crib, Keith Haring products (including a puzzle that I bought for my kids- I lie, myself), Alexandra Von Furstenburg’s neon acrylic home accessories, Moser crystal, Pop phones, chic coffee table books, collectibles like Be@rbrick, 70′s inspired chrome and lucite tables, an Oomph backgammon table that I just might need… It’s a fun place to browse, that’s for sure. It could be the place where you find that one quirky piece that takes a room from super serious, to lighthearted and whimsical. I like a room to have a sense of humor.
They also have a kitschy and fun collection of art happening: Dirk Westphal Payphone prints, Camomile Hixon’s glitter pop culture paintings, lucite sculptures, Jimmie Martin graffitied furniture, neon light sculptures, Anton Perich photos from Studio 54 and the newly opened Rory Dobner shop-in-shop: the first place in the US to carry the British designer’s luxe, goth, Victoriana inspired art and home wares.
Maison 24 has a GREAT collection of well priced gifts. A few weeks ago, I spend days combing the UES looking for hostess and holiday gifts for Passover. Its remarkably hard to find a sweet and substantial house ware gift in my neighborhood for under $100, and even harder for under $50. I mean, you can find things, but you can’t really find COOL things. Had I known about Maison 24 three weeks ago, I could have been spared hours of gift-hunting.
If you are in the neighborhood, I totally recommend stopping in, or checking out their site HERE. And you can check out more detail shots after the jump.