Manhattan – TriBeCa
89 Walker St at Lafayette St, second floor
At their cozy curiosities shop, Barometer, Jenna Wainwright and Anna Studebaker (who spend weekdays working together in the Objects Conservation Department at the Met) riff on each other's respective skills: Jenna hand-makes jewelry inspired by the "deathless bric-a-brac" that master scavenger unearths from flea markets. In the wallpapered space, you'll find a motley mix of Jenna's designs ($30-$590) and Anna's vintage trophies ($1-$150), including an impressive array of salt and pepper shakers ($4-$45); the Bar-Aid, a box that displays 80 drink recipes with the turn of a dial ($70); and a cache of other gifty goods so singular and clever that they stick in your mind until you break down and buy them.
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