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.
Image via Ice Cold Frames
Once the art director of Wallpaper* magazine, Andrew Wren also worked at kaleidoscopic advertising agency Chandelier Creative before venturing out on his own to set up Everyday Workshop, an agency specializing in art direction, design and styling. When he needs advice on art-directing his own apartment, he heads to Ice Cold Frames. As you can see from the above image, their techniques are anything but standard.
Mac Huelster and Joe Garvey are the duo behind Ice Cold Frames, a bespoke framing studio on Richardson Street in Brooklyn. The space is a unique treasure trove of beautifully framed artworks from a host of NY's best photographers, fine artists, graphic designers and tattoo artists. My friend Mac (also a stylist for Gilt and creative consultant for Alife) learned the trade from his father in Minnesota, and he and Joe now offer an appointment-only service with the idea to give sound advice on how to compliment specific artworks. Their work for the Ace Hotel (including a mural), their rides outside, and pretty much everything that surrounds these two is super-cool.· Ice Cold Frames [Official Site]
· Everyday Workshop [Official Site]
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