The store is truly a spot cared for by someone who makes rather than follows the rules of style. John's rule: if you love several disparate items they likely go together, because after all—they have you, their admirer, in common. The store is a fabulous collection of charming collections and individual one-of-a-kinds from mid-century French (Atelier de la lain reptile-textured table) to 19th century Bavarian (rich-hued ceramics); reasonably-priced John Darien plates to crafty interior objects by Catskill-based designers Gwen Carleton and Serv ce Station.
What there is not: a website, but do inquire at 718.349.2890. The store opens October 3.
After starting in design journalism at House & Garden and CNN, Jamie runs the International Design Awards festival, which rewards visionary international design. One University of Southern California MFA later, she maintains a steady fiction and dramatic writing habit.