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This week, Jon Caramanica visits four Brooklyn home goods stores: The Primary Essentials on Atlantic Avenue; Beam on Kent Avenue; Joinery on South 1st Street; and Above New York on Grand Street—and analyzes them all in connection to the post-Jonathan Adler boom. ("The Adler regime came to power on the backs of scads of slackers who had not previously given two whits about how their homes were designed...") Click to see how they stack up. [NYT]


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