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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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New York-based interior designer Shawn Henderson is responsible for creating the precise aesthetic for some of Manhattan's most luxurious abodes, including lofts on Park Avenue, upstate cottages, and Chelsea lofts. While hunting down prizes for his clients, he heads to Cocobolo Design, a gallery on Chrystie Street.
Cocobolo Design is one of my favorite shops/galleries in NYC and I first came across it while researching artist Peter Lane, whose work I am obsessed with. Cocobolo Design represents artists who live and work in New York state. With a central focus mainly on ceramics and some metal pieces, they sell furniture, lighting, decorative accessories and wall sculptures. The pieces are mostly organic in feel and they add an incredible layer of texture to any room that they are in.
Right now, there are three things that I am coveting. First, I've been eyeing these amazing vessels by Young Mi Kim, which are organic and layered with transparent glaze. They are simply gorgeous. I also love these wall sculptures entitled "Bubbles" by artist Stacy Cushman. She grew up on a boat for part of her life and these are very reminiscent of sea urchins. Finally, Beth Weintraub makes these etched metal wall sculptures that at first glance look like stained 2x4's, but when you look at them up close, they are so intricate and refined.· Cocobolo Design [Official Site]
· Shawn Henderson Interior Design [Official Site]
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