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KIOSK

kiosk 1 Right in the middle of the chic Soho boutique district, on a sunny winter New York morning I found a very well hidden treasure: the Kiosk store. A big fuchsia neon arrow placed in front of a tiny metal door on Spring Street is the only sign that leads you to a long graffiti painted warehouse corridor, at the end of which you’ll find this tiny little shop that – surprise, surprise- will carry everything you’ve ever wanted and did not know where to find.

Kiosk is the child of Alisa Grifo and Marco Romeni, a couple of coolhunters constantly exploring the world in search of new inspiring things that will be consequentially showcased and sold in their NYC space. From traditional goods that have developed over generations to anonymous design found in hardware stores, every product becomes part of an in-shop exhibition themed according to the owners’ travelling destination.

So next time you’re in Soho - 95 Spring Street to be precise -  on a Tuesday or a Saturday (this is the only time Kiosk is open) make sure you look carefully for that led light.

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Words: Giovanna Maselli

HERE / NAU / NYC

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If you happen to be in New York anytime soon, do not miss this exciting environmentally conscious pop-up store opening in the middle of Soho on November 11th. Promoting sustainable business and considered design, it will feature green products from brands like Timberland, Toms, Freitag and Stewart+Brown for six weeks in a row. Interestingly enough, the retail space itself has been set up with sustainable store fixtures. The owners literally managed to collect every single thing needed to build this part shop / part gallery / part event space from the dumpsters of New York City. Talk about recycling…. So keep this address in mind: 69 Mercer Street, NYC.

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Words: Giovanna Maselli, photos: Vina Parel Ayers