The best of the West. Velocity is a mid-century modern haven. With original designs from Eames, Panton and Breuer and top picks from the murderers' row of current fun design: Jonathan Adler, Blu Dot, Arad, Dwell, Mibo, etc., Velocity has a big selection with no crap. There is a good, funky eye behind this shop.
Unlike similar ventures, they're not afraid to sell a really broad range, including beds, dressers, lighting, artwork, accessories, pillows, rugs, and paper products.
They are like DWR, the MoMA store and Kate's Paperie all thrown together.
Some of our favorites are the Mibo lamps and shades, their Area Bedding (it's got more groove than Dwell), and the Modernica Case Study Bed ($1,500).
They're definitely on the must-window-shop tour if this is your style.
(re-edited from posts originally published 09.15.04 on AT:NY and 05.18.06 on AT:SF)