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MiN New York – NYC, NY


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.


Unto This Last – London, UK

CD Rack

Unto This Last

(44) (0) 207– 613 0882
230 Brick Lane
City of London E2 7EB
England, UK


10:00am – 6:00pm    Monday – Sunday

On a sunny Saturday morning, strolling down past Columbia Road, we stumbled across the clever workshop ‘Unto This Last’. The one design that really caught our eyes was the sheared sphere CD rack. Like most great designs it is simple, easy to assemble, transport and very attractive.

Unto This Last specializes in practical design products, mostly constructed of sustainably harvested Birch Plywood that is easily laminated in a large array of colours. The ethos here is “On-demand, High Street Micro-Manufacturing”. They have over 2,000 designs on file with a portion pre-constructed and on display.  But more then a showroom, the Brick Lane space is a workshop (including a CNC machine!), where they easily manufacture any of the designs to order.  Lowering overhead and inventory, they are able to offer high design and a good price.

The design house is aptly named after John Ruskin’s 1860 Book “Unto This Last”, where the art critic exposes and denounces the the devastating social consequences of capitalism and the industrial revolution while advocating for the local craftsman: a manifesto that inspired the the arts and crafts movement.

Coasters & Hot Plate
Wine Rack