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Gifting Central

December 19, 2013

Williamsburg. These days it seems all but impossible to discuss New York without mention of the upcomer nabe that just keeps up and coming, and adding yet more zing to the mix is newbie home goods and lifestyle store BEAM, barely a hop, skip and a block from the waterfront. Formerly, and only briefly Brick + Mortar, this revised iteration is a shab-chic, grab-bag of desirable labels curated by the corporate lawyer and interior designer/merchandiser owners who have rounded up a covetable range of need-to-know and new designers and artists. Channeling mod to mid-century with splashes of quirk and rockstar, the continually replenished collection is handsomely displayed on simple, contemporary white shelving for maximum impact.

Here shall ye find Taschen, Tim Dixon, Jonathan Adler hugga-mugga with Deborah Shavlik’s wool and cashmere felted pillows, Jon McCoy’s gem crystal votives, Molly M Designs geometric coasters, and by AMT’s Shaker-simple, copper-riveted leather strap baskets – perfect for everything from logs to laundry and magazine storage. Above all don’t miss the wonderful Selletti ‘Hybrid’ ceramics, a fascinating and clever range of plates and bowls, where two separate halves (one Chinese and the other western-inspired) are fused together to create this season’s funkiest tableware. Christmas gifts solved! BEAM us up, Scotty!

240 Kent Avenue #34, Brooklyn
Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm by appointment only
+1 917 434 2302