• Let there be neon New york
  • Entering Let There Be Neon is to step into the history of a ubiquitous but little noticed art form that has illuminated city streets for decades. The shop is part workshop, part gallery, and features a continually changing collage of neon signs, artistic designs and novelties. Founded in 1972 by Rudi Stern and Charles Schwartz, Let There Be Neon played a crucial role in the preservation of neon design and the application of its techniques in… More info
    38 White St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013
  • Ingo maurer New york
  • German-born, award-winning lighting designer Ingo Maurer’s shop in Soho is almost more art gallery than retailer. Everything in the shop is for sale, but Maurer’s avant-guard “lightscapes” give the showroom a museum-like atmosphere. Simple, classic desk lamps share space with floor lamps that resemble something out of a sci-fi film, a table embedded with lights that glimmer like a galaxy of stars across its surface, and winged creations that seem… More info
    89 Grand St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013
  • Luddite New york
  • Luddite is a densely curated antique store that specializes in early electric lighting. Walking into the shop is akin to entering a forest of metal and glass under a canopy of light fixtures that stretches back into a space replete with vintage delights and bits of history. The extensive collection of lighting comes from some of the earliest companies in the US, including Faries, O.C. White, I.P. Frink, Hubble and Benjamin, but Luddite's passion… More info
    201 Franklin St, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11222
  • Repop New york
  • A few years ago, Rusell Boyle decided he needed a break from the hustle and bustle of New York. He moved to Kansas City to focus on his artwork, but as fate would have it he ended up designing the look and feel of a dry goods store. After residents started to take notice of his creative window displays he realized he had found a passion, and moved back to Brooklyn to open RePOP, a vintage gallery featuring unique furniture, home decor items and… More info
    143 Roebling St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • The demolition depot New york
  • This 125 Street building-material shrine to all things amazing features a jaw-dropping four floors of lighting fixtures, porcelain waterworks, antique doors and windows, decorative sculpture and just about every other neat piece of architectural adornment. Demolition Depot opened in 1972 by then 16-year-old Evan Blum. The son of an architect, Blum was dismayed to see historical buildings distorted in the 1960s and 1970s, so he made it his life's… More info
    216 East 125th St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10035
  • Urban archaeology New york
  • Things change over time. Ice cream parlors used to be in drugstores, gum ball machines were once more common than ATMs, and when new things are built old ones inevitably get torn down. Gil Shapiro, founder of Urban Archaeology, is a lover and protector of the treasures that fall victim to change. His store in Tribeca is probably one of the few places in the world where you can see a gorgeously restored soda fountain: a great marble casing with… More info
    143 Franklin St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013
  • Mantiques modern New york
  • Don’t let the name fool you. Although Mantiques Modern sells plenty of distinctly masculine items, it’s not just a fancy furnishings boutique for Chelsea boys. Owners Cory Margolis, Kenny Felberbaum, Steven Perelman, and Cole Ramstad have been stocking plenty of utilitarian items to suit anyone’s burgeoning style since 2003, including a large selection of vintage chrome, exotic upholstery, original lithographs, and luxury items galore. Check out… More info
    146 West 22nd St , Manhattan, New York, NY 10011
  • Liza sherman antiques New york
  • The large, unusual items in Liza Sherman Antiques come from across the globe, spanning generations, but somehow their distant origins remain distinct enough to resonate perfectly at home. Turkish Dervish dresses, coffee plantation sorting mats, a French drafting table, and Art Deco film studio lights all make an appearance in this Greenwich Village shop on Bedford Street. And it’s all so gorgeous! Some of the more unusual pieces called even more… More info
    37A Bedford St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10014
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