Thanks to Geraldine, we now know about Futopia. She calls it "the ONLY hip, fun houseware/gift store in Greenpoint,Brooklyn," which is *certainly* a mark of distinction. We are just glad when a cool new housewares store sprouts up anywhere.
Futopia started as a card and gift shop, but has become a creative outlet for the owners, who have welcomed in funky, local talent. Housewares, particularly vintage and repro dinnerware, are now a feature and as well as dish towels and other items for the home. It's really all about a very colorful and lively take on vintage.
Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.
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