Notes from New York

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - SPORT -

This week, I’m in New York — a com­bi­na­tion of work and va­ca­tion. It is most cer­tainly one of the best places to shop for in­te­ri­ors. The range and styles of in­te­rior stores is noth­ing if not be­wil­der­ing; from ul­tra chic to ul­tra kitsch. There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one.

While in New York, es­sen­tial stops in­clude the Garage Flea Mar­ket for African hand­i­crafts, ABC car­pets for seven fl oors of fur­ni­ture, car­pets, tex­tiles and home ac­ces­sories and of course Restora­tion Hard­ware. Here’s a list of a few other spots worth check­ing out. The two- storey loft space lo­cated on 44 W 18th Street fea­tures top de­sign­ers like Vladimir Ka­gan, Jens Ri­som, An­dree Put­man and light­ing de­sign­ers in­clude Lianne Gold, Ted Abram­czyk and Michael Anas­tas­si­ades. The store feels like a cu­rated de­sign mu­seum com­bin­ing cre­ative de­signs in spec­tac­u­lar dis­plays. The high- end man­nequin, light­ing and fur­ni­ture show­room was voted the best fur­ni­ture gallery in New York. In his words, “Fur­ni­ture should be sim­ple, time­less and beau­ti­fully crafted. Man­nequins should be el­e­gant, mod­ern, edgy and hip. Art should make you think.” Be­fore ded­i­cat­ing him­self to de­sign, Tyler Hays was an artist and sculp­tor. His artis­tic roots are clearly vis­i­ble in his stun­ning fur­ni­ture pieces. The store is well known for its heir­loom qual­ity wood fur­ni­ture and nat­u­ral fi nishes. The spa­cious 5 Crosby Street store is filled with sub­tle and po­etic de­tails. BDDW de­signs bridge the gap be­tween clas­sic Amer­i­can wood based pieces with con­tem­po­rary forms. The fi rst ever dealer to ded­i­cate a show­room in the United States en­tirely to Brazil­ian de­sign, Car­los Jun­queira fi rst opened the store in Long Is­land City, New York in 2002 be­fore mov­ing to its present lo­ca­tion on Moore Street. An

Brook­lyn Mar­ket eclec­tic com­bi­na­tion of 20th century Brazil­ian de­sign and more con­tem­po­rary pieces, the store con­serves Brazil’s rich de­sign her­itage and acts like a plat­form for new talent from the coun­try. On view are pieces by de­sign icons like Os­car Niemeyer and Jorge Zalzupin. A dy­namic down­town de­sign space, Paul John­son has been ex­hibit­ing the works of ar­chi­tects, de­sign­ers and artists since 2000. The gallery com­bines cut­ting- edge con­tem­po­rary de­signs and clas­sic and vin­tage pieces. ‘‘ In ad­di­tion to un­usual or rare works from the past, I look for tal­ented young de­sign­ers who pour their per­son­al­i­ties and their lives into what they make,’’ John­son says. The space ex­hibits de­sign­ers like Max Lamb, Katie Stout and Jack Craig and also ex­hibits at leading in­ter­na­tional de­sign fairs in Mi­lan, Basel and Mi­ami. Brook­lyn Flea Mar­ket has never been more ex­cit­ing, even the hard­ened Man­hat­tainites are now cross­ing the iconic bridge to Forte Greene.

With an eclec­tic mix of ob­jects, new col­lec­tions by young de­sign­ers, and fur­ni­ture and arte­facts from across the world, it’s no won­der Chelsea’s mar­ket is now at num­ber two.

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