COOL OF THE DAY | Feltmark Sconce.

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Lighting in Manhattan is always a little bit of a challenge. Ceilings are often made of concrete, so its hard to wire them for overhead lighting, especially in rentals. You know how many times I've seen those white wire casings running around walls and ceilings so that people can hang TV's, wire chandeliers and stuff in their apartments? A LOT. The plug-in sconce is a genius solution to all that. This Feltmark Lamp takes it even further. All you do is plug it in and it just stands there looking amazing without having to drill into any walls. They rotate so they can be vertical or horizontal, … [Read more...]

SHOPS |Inside the world of BEZAR!

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Yesterday the Internet gave us a new place to buy cool art stuffs online. The latest venture from FAB.com founder Bradford Shellhammer, Bezar is a flash sale site featuring cool artists an artisans in 4 categories daily. HOME, ART, JEWELRY, and ACCESSORIES. Each sale will only run for three days, so well get introduced to 120 new "makers" and brands, big and small, each month. They launched with some cool stuff, from Tom Dixon, to Seletti to Stolen Riches, a shoelace company. True to form, they've got Fab's POP art aesthetic going in spades. Here's a look into their offices, courtesy of … [Read more...]

SHOP | M&J TRIMMING WAREHOUSE SALE!

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  Is looking through heaps and heaps of ribbon, trimming and notions your idea of heaven? YES? You're not alone! Get your crazy person ribbon fix at M&J Trimming, where they are having a massive warehouse sale, in store only. Founded in 1938 by my husband's grandfather, M&J is a NYC/Garment Industry institution ;) They are clearing out some of the warehouse to make way for new stock, and thousands of items are on sale - all for $5 a roll. They are bringing in loads of new stuff every day.  I popped in yesterday and shot some photos. David was like "Nicole, please don't take any … [Read more...]

DESIGN | The Apartment

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In NYC we have "The Apartment by The Line" in Copenhagen they have "The Apartment." Both are concept stores that sell furniture and art, but in a setting set up like a functioning home. The Apartment's wares are showcased in the elegant setting of an 18th century apartment in Christianshavn, in the heart of Copenhagen, which was handsomely restored by founders Tina Seidenfaden Busck and Pernille Hornhaver. They deal in  20th century furniture, contemporary art and design. They also do private consulting on art and design. Below are photos of all the different incarnations of The Apartment. As … [Read more...]

COOL SHOPS | Coming Soon NY

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Hola! I'm the worst, three days no posting, so not like me. BUSY. Anyway, my latest story for Domaine Home is now live! It's a write up of the Lower East Side shop Coming Soon, which is, my favorite new place to shop in the city. Seriously I challenge you to leave empty handed! I definitely didn't. Here are some outtakes from the "shoot" - it wasn't an official shoot or anything, I just had my camera with me when I went there, and thought, DUH, this place is awesome === story for blog. Go check out the story behind Coming Soon and shop our favorite Coming Soon picks for gifts, available … [Read more...]