Brooklyn – Park Slope
453 Seventh Ave between 15th and 16th Sts
Jewelry and graphic designer Rena Tom fills her breezy joint with stunning and functional pieces from emerging companies, so you're virtually guaranteed that someone else won't give your aunt the same Japanese felted key case ($23--$28). Drawings of yarn, needles and buttons embellish sturdy melamine plates ($32) and Brooklynite Adam Frank's Lumen oil lamp ($50--$90) casts a cedar-shaped shadow. For your aesthete boyfriend, we suggest picking up a book of handmade typefaces ($35) or affordable paintings of forlorn houses by L.A. artist Kelly Lynn Jones ($175--$500).
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