179 Grand Street
Brooklyn, New York
We blinked and Grand Street in Williamsburg became a shopping destination. Abode is just a few doors down from the newly opened Williamsburg branch of the extremely popular clothing boutique Bird. And while we are devoted fans of Bird, your money might go a little further at Abode. Don't get us wrong, there are certainly high-end items, but we found options to satisfy every price point.
Peeble Cushion, Mogwaii (those are real pebbles!), $115
solid bamboo entry hall table with a built-in slot for mail, $2,950
Kitchen Towels, $9.50
Wall Mounted Magazine Rack, $22.50
This steel side table was made by a local metalworker, $95
Black + Blum, $100 (left), $84 (right)
There are a mix of modern and vintage in the store. Abode focuses on finding stylish objects designed with environmental and socially conscious production values. One of our favorite items were these light fixtures by Black + Blum - what a great price for stylish fixtures! Many of the contemporary objects in the store are produced by local artists and designers such as the White Bike Ceramics and steel side tables and stools. The store has only been open for three weeks and new pieces were being delivered even as we perused the store. We look forward to watching them settle into the neighborhood.