General Store. 4035 Judah Street, Outer Sunset, San Francisco, California, USA.
“There’s a certain person who has this desire to live near the sea,” artist and shop-owner Serena Mitnik-Miller tells me. “It’s hard to explain to people who don’t get it, but it’s important in our lives – an understanding you don’t even need to talk about.“ Serena and her husband and business partner, Mason St.… Read More
I came across the image above on Instagram last week, via Boutique Unicorn, a unique boutique in Montreal. I was about to retweet when I stopped to wonder who created it. After a quick Pinterest search I found Brighton-based designer and typographer Lola Hoad, who made and posted this and a bunch of downloadable images like it as part of an initiative to do all her Christmas shopping this year at indie shops. … Read More
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. 372 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NYC 11215, USA
A secret within a secret lurks behind the façade of an inconspicuous red brick building in Brooklyn, NYC. Big, bombastic signs in the style of an old fashioned hardware store declare: “If we don’t have it, a superhero doesn’t need it” ; “Supersonic shipping to select universes” and even “We can help you with your nemesis problem.”
The Superhero Supply Company, at first glance, seems to be just that; a no-frills, one-stop shop for superheroes. … Read More
Shakespeare and Company. 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005, Paris
Let me tell you a story. A perfectly circular one, shaped by fate. There once was an American woman called Sylvia Beach. She was studying literature in Paris when she fell in love with Adrienne, a French bookshop owner. … Read More