Eli Phant is an playfully curated shop, located out of the way of Portland, Maine's beaten tourist track and stocked with a mix of unique handmade and designer goods and artwork.
The space doubles as a gallery featuring monthly shows of affordable artwork by local and regional artists. The store's owners, husband and wife Peter Eiermann and Sally Struever, pay attention to all the charming details, like designing custom cards with background information on all the artists and wrapping your purchases up in sweet shopping bags that are hand-sewn and stamped. On sale is artwork, tableware, home goods and accessories by some of our favorite makers including Donna Wilson and Third Drawer Down as well as tons of local artists and designers and products created by the owners themselves. If you can't stop by in person, we definitely recommend at least a visit to their online shop.
Images: Sarah Rainwater