Modani adds dramatic, modern flair to homes and offices with sleek, space-maximizing living room, dining room, office, and bedroom furnishings and accessories. With an emphasis on hidden storage, Modani's clean, luxurious designs draw the eye along graceful lines, making pads approachably impressive and understatedly welcoming. Give flowers a chic new hangout with the Double X metal vase ($110), or store blankets and other living-room necessities in the metallic, padded golden chest, which doubles as a safe room for Barbies ($140). Modani can also transform an abode with post-baroque flair with pillar-candle holders ($30–$35) or make a corner earn its keep with the Canelle side table ($150).
Inspired by the chance discovery of Fishs Eddy, a small hamlet in upstate New York, the owners of this dishware depot in the Flatiron District adopted its name for their shop. Rural Americana became the focus of the stock of dinner, flat, glass and kitchenware items inside, much of which carries quirky designs like plates rimmed with the New York skyline, chicken cooking timers and United States-shaped cutting boards. The owners’ dedication to rummaging also brings a range of vintage dishes, often appropriated from ocean liners, restaurants and even burned out barns. All are presented in an old-school general store-like interior, complete with worn wood floors and antique tables, boxes and barrels.
Perfect Image's salon services refresh coiffeurs of every kind and its spa ministrations bring new vim to tired skin. The strand sorcerers on staff consult with clients before shampooing, snipping, and blow-drying their locks into coiffured majesty ($37+). When hair is unwelcome at the body party, aestheticians will kick it to the curb after meticulously daubing warm azulene body wax around eyebrows ($13), lips ($10), underarms ($20), and other areas seeking follicle liberation. Meanwhile, indulgent hides can pour over Perfect Image's extensive list of facial treatments including the Eclat Cocoon facial, which—like a paranoid umpire—swaddles visages in a double mask before unveiling refreshed skin ($85).
Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a mahogany regal glass-door cabinet ($372), or in a hefty, finely trimmed narrow bookcase with drawer ($197). Or, display a new moving picture box on a bobbin leg console table ($116). Furniture comes in a myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables and chairs. Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.
From the Source imports much of its fine furniture and home accessories directly from Indonesia, while many of its warehouse items are vintage “discoveries” such as recovered sculptures and salvaged architectural pieces. The expansive showrooms offer a bevy of aesthetic delights, such as sleekly finished Drift trays in one-of-a-kind cuts ($48 each) or summer ice vases made from recycled glass ($125 each). Judging by its cover, the mahogany Ecco bookcase (unfinished $495, finished $550) is built to showcase lofty intellectual volumes or your heirloom collection of Full House DVDs. The visually and nominally diametric Urban Farm media console ($750) is made from reclaimed teak and steel. Browse on your own or flag down a friendly staff member to locate your ideal coat tree ($315–$350) or bed frame.
Housing Works provides advocacy, job training, healthcare and housing support for low-income and homeless people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Housing Works Thrift Shops and Buy the Bag help fund this effort by selling new and used donated goods. Shoppers can explore shelves upon shelves of donated items in search of a new designer shirt, a vintage necklace, or a set of hand-painted bowls.