Our community is made up of brands and people who comprise the most compelling representation of the home and gift market right now. From industry icons to niche makers, our strength lies in a collective voice. Here are the stories, people, places and things that move us.
A Leading Hotels of the World oasis from the fourth generation Cipriani family, Mr. C Seaport is an intimate escape within the bustling cobbled streets of Downtown’s historic South Street Seaport. Surrounded by breathtaking views of the nearby East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and New York skyline, their seaport accommodations provide guests with attentive European service, complemented by luxury amenities.
Deceptively simple forms and artwork inspired by Eastern iconography define the irresistible work of MQuan Studio, the collection of art objects for home and garden by Michele Quan. Elegant and earthy, these elevated handmade pieces speak to both the impermanence and expansiveness of the human experience. Read our interview with Michele, and get to know this cherished member of our community.
Sister City opens this Spring! Created by the people behind Ace Hotel and inspired by the functional perfection of Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes, rock-cut cliff dwellings of prehistory and John Cage’s 4’33”, Sister City offers 200 intimate, efficient rooms, a ground-floor restaurant and a rooftop bar right on Bowery, Manhattan’s oldest and most storied thoroughfare.
For our upcoming August show, we were drawn to the work of Milwaukee-based Melissa Paré who creates luminous abstract works on silk, wood and paper. In particular, we loved her optimistic, aquatic, vibey, layered and motion-filled piece called “Land”, this season’s feature artwork, that sings songs of summer. We spoke to Melissa about community, inspiration and lots more…
New York based illustrator Carlos Aponte finds inspiration in the daily interactions of people, places, and all of the moments that bind them. Admired for his work in the world of fashion and home, his sketchbooks are too numerous to count, and represent an ongoing visual diary that goes back more that 20 years. A professor at Parsons and a friend to the design community, this project represents a visual diary of Shoppe Object 2.0.
Optimism and enthusiasm outweighed the torrential rain that struck the morning of the first day of the first ever Shoppe Object in August 2018. One hundred inaugural vendors convened on our venue Metropolitan West, for three days of community building and lots of order writing. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the brands and buyers who took a gamble on our independent vision, and we’ll never forget it.