Helmed by husband-and-wife team Benny Aziz and Stephanie Cohen, Benjamin Rugs and Furniture supplies home decorators with modern and classic furnishings. The two-level showroom, laid out by Stephanie who is also an interior designer, encapsulates a wide range of styles, from dignified, conservative pieces of dark varnished wood to tradition-bucking designs that use translucent material and geometric shapes.
For more than 50 years, Brigandi Coin Company has stocked their Midtown Manhattan store with rare coins and currency, vintage memorabilia, gold and silver bullion, and other collectible items. Shoppers can find signed athletic jerseys and autographs or vintage collegiate pins. The shop's specialists will also appraise coins, bullion, and memorabilia brought in by shoppers.
Lauded by numerous media outlets such as The Dr. Oz Show and O magazine, Essentia's memory-foam beds offer an all-natural and organic alternative to synthetic sleep aids. Crafted from a blend of organic tree sap, essential oils, and plant extracts, the cushiony foam coddles craniums and bodies by shifting its shape to fit each snoozer's form. Pillows cradle heads in a cool embrace, as the highly breathable foam allows body heat to dissipate, unlike conventional pillows or throw pillows made of old waffle irons. Seven mattresses ($1,489–$6,489) offer up the plush foam formula in varying levels of firmness, supporting backs of all shapes.
Featured in Vogue and New York magazine, this chic aroma apothecary infuses a pampering plethora of products with its hand-developed fragrances. Guests leisurely peruse the pastel-hued boutique, browsing selections to adorn both domiciles and the anatomies than inhabit them. Fill a decorative metal potpourri ball ($40) with whiffs such as Cinnamon Latte, Autumn in Vermont, or a personally concocted pheromontage, or light a soy wax candle ($20) to inhale a symphony of olfactory notes. Other place-prettifying items include sheet and clothing sprays ($20), liquid hand soaps ($16), and glass and surface cleaners ($15), ensuring spaces' scents are as inviting as their looks. Beautifying products such as silkening soaps ($8) and botanical bath salts ($40) are also available to perfume the person. No matter what form they take, blissful bouquets evoke breezy days on the beach, strolls through a spring orchard, and high-speed penny-farthing chases through Parisian flower gardens after a warm summer rain.
Locals may have noticed that Lazzoni has grown into a family of 20-plus stores, but the company’s roots actually reach back more than 50 years and thousands of miles away. The first store was in Turkey, where they produced joinery pieces for windows and doors. They eventually got into the business of modular kitchen design, which evolved into the production of made-from-scratch and exclusive furniture for every room of the home.
Today, the brand has settled into a decidedly modern style. With a team of international designers from Turkey, Italy, and the United States, Lazzoni showcases original furniture made from Italian leathers, Austrian hardware, and Turkish textiles. The collection is marked by streamlined silhouettes, bold colors, and other contemporary touches: Andel armchairs shaped from clear polycarbonate get a pop of color from a seat cushion in one of 10 hues, and the simplistic Florence bed can be dressed in an elegant textile to match your favorite tuxedo pajamas.
Clients unsure of where to start with Lazzoni’s extensive inventory can request personal design services. Designers use blueprints or measurements from an in-home consultation to create a computerized 3D rendering in which homeowners can preview different pieces of furniture. The Lazzoni team also does staging for customers looking to sell their home or those who have recently kicked a furniture allergy.