The Musket Room brings the spirit of New Zealand and the country’s diverse cuisine to Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. Chef and owner Matt Lambert, a New Zealand native, created a menu that charts the evolution of New Zealand cuisine, from the country’s Old World traditions and Asian influences to its modern day dedication to local and seasonal offerings.
Walking into The Musket Room, guests are greeted by a striking 20-foot walnut timber bar. The Barrel Room, located beyond the front room, offers views of a lush backyard garden. Alexander Waterworth Interiors (Hibiscus in London) incorporated rustic and contemporary design elements throughout the restaurant, such as lime-washed exposed brick and mid-century modern brass chandeliers.
Shinola opened their debut brick-and-mortar store in Midtown Detroit in June 2013 and this weekend they opened their second in NYC’s TriBeCa neighborhood. Designed by the Rockwell Group to inspire shoppers to linger, the spacious store features a small cafe and newsstand by The Smile in the front and is literally filled from floor to ceiling with Shinola branded products, special collaborations and a specially chosen collection of goods from like-minded brands. With the scarce availability of Shinola’s watches and handmade bicycles outside of Detroit, the NYC shop’s ample inventory offers a rare chance to see a range of American-made products and apparel previously only found online.
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After popping into Williams Sonoma I went next door to see how sister company Pottery Barn was looking and I wasn’t disappointed. The store was looking great lots of visual displays and great products.
Here are a selection of photos from a whistle stop visit to the big apple, I literally spend 24 hours their, the weather was amazing and I managed to get a few snaps of some interesting things. take a look.
Loved this amazing visual feature wall created in the Gant store.
Simple yet very effective window scheme in the Rag and Bone store
Quirky exterior store planting, makes the store and the street look great.
NOHO or North of Houston
Just north of Soho the Noho design area has been up and coming for the last few years, it defiantly the place to hunt out quirky new ideas.
Love this Gap billboard made up of real T shirts on one of the main roads in the area.
Talk about street art, Desigual know how to grab your attention.
This is another great example of grabbing your attention, this time a little more subtle than Desigual but still effective.
This trail leads you to an exhibition by Tom Dixon.
Great example of the Upcycling trend, this time using pallets as A frame ad boards.
Guerrilla street art, lampposts have been given some treatment to improve their look. They have been covered in thousands of coloured cable ties.
Great blog from Creative Fuel about US Home store Crate and Barrel.
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Crate and Barrel is the one store that makes me wish I could remove everything in my house and start over. (Except for my family, of course.) They are known for great merchandise displays, always presented as a story. Even ordinary goods, like white plates, can be assembled and coordinated in an eye-catching manner.These photos are from the Madison Avenue store in New York. They were shot in January, I’m sure the spring displays are even more appealing.