Chic by Accident
(52) 55 551-11312
Lago Texcoco 112, Anáhuac
11320 México, D.F.
A gallery, a workshop, a studio – where the juxtaposition of traditional Mexican folk objects combines with antiques and mid century exquisite objects. A multi faceted life envisioned by French antiques dealer and decorator Emmanuel Picault.
The gallery was established in 2000 and flourished. Emmanuel’s style in conjunction with Mexican aesthetic proved a good match, and in 2010 the architectural design studio emerged; working on commercial and residential projects.
Chic By Accident is a fantastic destination. Every artifact, big and small, new and old, are so carefully selected. Truly, we wanted half the inventory, but its a bit difficult not living in DF! (although they do ship worldwide). We ended up getting a mescal flask (delicous!), a large silver nautilus shaped champagne bucket and a very dark and bizarre Huichol skull (still among our treasures).
On our visit we met Emmanuel Picault, quite a charming man, who made us feel at home; inviting us to join him, and his friends who were visiting, to share in some Mescal.
Thank you Emmanuel for your wonderful space and hospitality!
Apothecary & Atelier
(1) 212 206 6366
117 Crosby Street
(Btw Prince – Houston Streets)
New York, NY 10012
12:00m – 6:00pm Sunday & Monday
11:00am – 7:00pm Tuesday – Saturday
In one of the more secret and quiet streets of Soho, there resides a lovely oasis of dark wood shelving, carefully populated with exotic scents from the world’s varied cultures. Some are well known, while others are obscure and seductive from seldom heard brand names like, Keiko Mecheri, Frapin, Amouage, Kilian, Cire Trudon. These are products that must be experienced to truly understand the capabilities of your fourth sense.
Min also carries a delightful selection of decorative objects, as well as the ancient cosmetic line Santa Maria Novella; who crafted numerous cosmetics for Catherine of Medici
Owner/curator Chad Murawczyk, has done a terrific job fishing the world for unique products from amber crystals from eastern Europe to artisan grapefruit bubble bath, specialized grooming tools and a few select fashion accessories .
An overall dark masculine atmosphere makes Min a place to escape the street bustle. Relax and spend time lounging on the plush chesterfields, while your nose is choosing the perfect gift.