I like going into stores. A lot. So much so I owned my own for nine years. That's how much I love stores. If I walk into one that's particularly gorgeous, I'll even pretend I live there...if it's a furniture store I'll pick out which bed I'd sleep on, which dishes I'd use for dinner, which towels in the bathroom. Don't get me wrong, I realize I sound like a weird, store stalker who has a thin grasp on reality but I just love the curation of a good retail space. Having said that, here's some of recent favorite new digs, uh, stores. I went global.
Mimmistaaf in Stockholm, Sweden is owned by Mimmi Staff, who not only makes her own line of furniture, she fixes up vintage pieces, and also sells an awesome selection of accessories. It tickles every functional, calming, slightly-utilitarian bone in my body. Don’t even get me started on the vintage Scandinavian ceramic stoves…that’s a whole other post!
House of Hackney, in the Shoreditch part of London, is owned by a seemingly bonkers couple whose goal when they started in 2010 was “to take the beige out of interiors”. You can find them all over the globe now, but their home-base is so worth a visit and a loll on a couch for some inspired sensory overload.
The Woodsfolk, owned by Amber Clohesy in Melbourne, Australia, is like a Pinterest board and my wildest dreams colliding. I like the whimsy, the brightness and how it doesn’t take itself too seriously from a design standpoint. They also make their own line of accessories and travel the world searching for goodness (probably on unicorns).