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New Home Décor in Soho, Japanese Beauty in the East Village, and Midtown’s Museum of the Dog

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First Look

In February, homewares company Industry West — it has furnished Google and Airbnb offices — will open its first shoppable showroom in New York with 25 different brands (14 Crosby St.).

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1. Café: A bar that will offer espresso and coffee, plus evening pop-ups with mixologists like Van Brunt Stillhouse and Camp Craft Cocktails, which will create specialty beverages.

2. Décor: Hard-to-find accessories, like hand-stitched leather watering cans from Spanish manufacturer Sol&Luna ($85) and an iridescent crystal ashtray by Fundamental.Berlin ($65).

3. Cane collection: A section set up like a living space showcasing Industry West’s in-house furniture brand, Cane, with products like a solid-ash sofa inlaid with (of course) woven cane ($4,200).

4. Hartô: Selections designed with the affordable French furniture company, including a wooden secretary desk ($950) and a fabric armchair with solid-oak legs ($1,100).

5. Chair wall: A floor-to-ceiling shelving unit will showcase some 16 chairs, like a bright-blue stackable steel chair ($165) and a minimalist caramel leather side chair with a matte black frame ($655).

2x2: Kondo Crates

Joy-sparking storage bins.

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Wooden: Green Tea Box, $165 at
Colorful: The Box, $95 at

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Wooden: Zebra large storage box, $20 at
Colorful: HAY Box Box, $55 at

Urban Export

This spring, Kevin Huang will bring his L.A.-based Japanese beauty store, Shibuyala, to the East Village, with over 6,000 products (37 St. Marks Pl.).

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“Our New York store is going to be very similar to our three Los Angeles stores — about 2,000 square feet of space, jam-packed with Japanese products. And when I say jam-packed, I mean it: skin care, like masks from ReFa and LuLuLun; Japanese snacks, like Esthe Pro Labo tea, and also drugstore items, like shampoo by Moist Diane. When you walk in, all the salespeople are going to do a welcome greeting — Irasshaimase! — that’s traditional in Japan. When people enter, I think they’ll feel … I don’t want to say overwhelmed, but I think they’ll have a whoa moment.”

Ask a Shop Clerk

In early February, Amy Holdener will open Citiva, Brooklyn’s first marijuana dispensary (202 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Heights).

So it’s a shop too?
Yes! We’ll have batteries for vapes and T-shirts. For people with medical-marijuana cards, we have vaporizers (from $70), tinctures (from $49), and capsules (from $35). And our pharmacists are very hip: They literally wear aprons, tweed vests, and slacks. And wing-tip shoes.

Three in One

On February 8, ahead of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the canine-devoted Museum of the Dog will open in midtown (101 Park Ave.).

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Plush cashmere dogs ($225); Kent Stetson clutches printed with images of different breeds, including dachshunds, French bulldogs, and Westies ($208); John Derian pug paperweights ($60).

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Hundreds of paintings, prints, and sculptures depicting dogs throughout the ages, like Ejnar Vindfeldt’s Dachshund Mother and Pups, Arthur Wardle’s Terriers and Butterflies, and Richard Fath’s Running Greyhounds.

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A 4,200-book library dedicated to all things canine, including The Illustrated Book of the Dog, John Caius’s De Canibus Britannicis, and a book on famous Hollywood pups.

Top Five

Christine Costello has opened Feels NYC, a vintage–slash–vinyl–slash–home-goods shop, in Ridgewood (59-17 71st Ave.).

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“This piece by ceramist Courtney Krings ($64) is — well, I guess a vase because it has an opening — but it’s really just an object that looks like the bottom half of a chicken’s body.”

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“We have Alice Coltrane’s Universal Consciousness on vinyl ($27). Her music is ecstatic. And the cover is great: It’s just awesome Alice Coltrane, looking beautiful.”

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“Mike Zimmerman makes album covers — he did the most recent Kurt Vile album — but he’s also an artist. This piece, called Vape Scape ($300), is abstract and done with acrylic on wood.”

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“My favorite vintage tee right now is a 1971 “Peanuts” T-shirt ($68). It has Snoopy on the front in his Joe Cool persona. And the quality is great: faded but intact.”

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“We have a lot of art books — by Philip Glass, Yoko Ono, Susan Orlean. I particularly love A Designer’s Universe, by the designer Alexander Girard ($85). It’s so joyful to look at.”

*This article appears in the January 21, 2019, issue of New York Magazine. Subscribe Now!

New Home Décor, Japanese Beauty, and the Museum of the Dog