Ask a Shop Clerk
Christian Siriano on The Curated, his new multi-brand concept shop (5 W. 54th St).
“The idea for the store is you can come shop Siriano — like our metallic brocade blazer ($1,500) — plus pieces that complement my brand. So I picked designers that I love, like Betto Garcia, this amazing Spanish hatmaker. As for the design: pink. We used Benjamin Moore paint in Rose Petal, pink plush carpeting, pink-flamingo wallpaper, and pink fringe lighting all over.”
Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen, founders of handsome-games company Fredericks & Mae, have opened their first brick-and-mortar in Prospect Heights (983B Dean St.), selling their wares among those of like-minded friends.
“Wilderness Bodies replaced the numbers on these Corian-and-resin clocks (from $200) with symbols: The three is a triangle, the five is five squares.”
“Body Confidence makes these ceramic figures ($166). They have protruding tongues and are playing in the waves. They’re a talisman, sort of.”
“Recreation Center created these lava lamps ($190) with speckled ceramics instead of the typical tin body. But they have the same insides: goo.”
“These ceramic candleholders, by Joe Sturm, look super-lumpy (from $24). They have a place to put a flower, so you can use them as a vase. Or as an altar.”
“We make this great bocce-ball set ($150), with eight wooden balls, all painted with colorful dots and stripes. They’re really fun to have for the summer.”
*This article appears in the May 14, 2018, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!