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Welcome back to What's In Store, a Racked feature where we fill you in on what's in stock at the city's best stores right this second.
- Laura Bird trinket dishes, $156
- Vintage tree trunk chair, $3600
- DQtrs Roman and Caligula pillows, $160
- Vintage ashtrays, $75 to $350
- Areaware wooden animal boxes, $50
- Kim Baise mobiles, $110
- Patrick Townsend chandelier, $14,000
- Suzanne Sullivan porcelain spoons, $34
- Charlotte Mei glazed ceramic cars, $68
- Chen + Kai sculpture, $560
- Uhru sofa, $16,000
- Tahir Mahmood Mortars and Pestles, $150 each
- Chen + Kai ham hock coasters, $240
- Doug Johnston grocery bag, $700
- Clare Vivier catch-alls, $110
- Williams & Co. stamper, $135
Too often we'll walk into a home goods shop and spot, say, a brass light fixture, only to get it home and find that, once installed, it dangles head-smackingly low. But the folks behind Atlantic Avenue pop-up Boerum House + Home (one of whom is Jack Spade) have taken the guesswork out of redecorating by setting up the store apartment-style. The ceramics (by an impressive roster of Brooklyn artists) are stacked on kitchen shelves, the wooden Areaware toys are in the designated kids' bedroom, and the megawatt Patrick Townsend chandelier hangs from the living room ceiling.
The vibe is fancy, yes, but not precious. Needlepoint pillows embroidered with images of Caligula are propped up on Mid-Century modern chairs, sweet children's mobiles feature foxes riding Citibikes, and we suspect whomever buys those vintage ashtrays from The Pierre and The Russian Tea Room will actually use them.
Take a look around the space, which officially transitions from home goods store to showroom for Flank architecture this winter, in the gallery.