Brookline Village, Massachusetts and online
Pod is a neighborhood lifestyle boutique that specializes in textiles in all forms with an emphasis on those for the home and body.
There's something about Pod that makes you want to linger. Despite its small footprint, there's a cool, calm, ineffable vibe that draws people in and keeps them coming back. The fact that it's stocked with a thoughtfully curated selection of "just right" housewares doesn't hurt either.
Pod's homey atmosphere is due in part to its friendly, down-to-earth owner, Julie Baine, whose discerning eye has brought a modern organic aesthetic to the bucolic Brookline Village outpost. Choosing quality over quantity, she has filled the beautifully styled boutique with classic, well-made goods by specialty manufacturers like Fog Linen, Hammam, Utility Canvas, Henry Road, and Hable Construction. Baine's love of textiles is evident, but there also is a constantly changing array of unique decorative items, tableware, and gifts. And since even the most modest purchase gets exquisitely wrapped, it's hard to leave empty handed.
Images: Ronee Saroff