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  • Seattle: Peter Miller Architecture

    Peter Miller Books is filled with sleek writing utensils, Finnish housewares, calendars, clocks and design books of all kinds.

  • Osaka: Graf

    An interview with Shigeki Hattori, creative director and one of six founders of the shop-studio-coffeehouse Graf.

  • London: Labour and Wait

    If Kinfolk were a shop, it would want to be just like Labour & Wait in East London.

  • San Francisco: March

    If only we could have kitchens that are exact replicas of this beautiful Pacific Heights shop.

  • Portland, Oregon: Table of Contents

    Shop clothing, furniture and hard-to-find magazines.

  • San Francisco: Song Tea & Ceramics

    A visit to this quiet gem on Sutter Street transcends the mechanical interaction of ordering and paying for a drink from across a counter.

  • Gothenburg: Fabriken

    We interview Louise Friestedt, who runs the cozy home design shop Fabriken with her husband, Johan Larsson.

  • Vancouver: Old Faithful Shop

    An interview with Walter Manning, co-owner of Old Faithful Shop, a modern take on the old general store in Vancouver’s Gastown area.

  • Vancouver: Le Marché St. George

    An interview with Janaki Larsen, who runs this lovely shop and café in the Riley Park neighborhood of Vancouver, BC.

  • London: Toast

    We speak with with James Seaton, one of the founders of Toast, about the company’s growth, the latest collection, what inspires him and the recently renovated Chelsea location.

  • Philadelphia: Art in the Age

    An interview with the creative director and manager of Art in the Age, a shop and gallery that also makes its own organic spirits.

  • London: Folklore

    Located on Upper Street in Islington, Folklore is a home and lifestyle store that fully embraces the idea of “better living through design.”

  • Chicago: Independence

    We talked to George Vlagos about his shop Independence, its down-to-earth Midwestern ethos and his beloved regular customers.

  • Nashville: Imogene & Willie

    We check in with Carrie and Matt Eddmenson, the couple behind the popular denim brand and clothing store in a former gas station in the 12South neighborhood.

  • San Francisco: Heath Ceramics

    We interview the design team behind the West Coast mini-chain Heath Ceramics.

  • London: Daunt Books

    An interview with James Daunt about his bookshop on Marylebone High Street.

  • San Francisco: Unionmade

    From woolly, flecked Belgian sweaters to handsome American-made button-down shirts, Unionmade presents everything a stylish fellow could want in his wardrobe.

  • San Francisco: Taylor Stitch

    You’ll feel right at home when you walk into this shop (and probably leave a little later with a perfectly fitted shirt).

  • San Francisco: Mission Cheese

    This part-market, part-café is a dream shop for any cheese lover.

  • Tokyo: Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers

    We spoke with Seita Fukui, founder of Tokyo’s Shibuya Publishing & Booksellers, which locals know as SPBS.

  • Kyoto: Keibunsha Books

    An interview with Atsushi Horibe from Keibunsha Books.

  • Los Angeles: Poketo

    We could spend hours browsing books, stationary and colorful design objects at Poketo, one of our favorite Los Angeles shops.

  • Tokyo: Tembea

    An interview with Atsushi Hayasaki, the owner and designer behind Torso Designs and Tembea the shop.

  • Los Angeles: Reform School

    This Silver Lake shop stocks all that is small-batch, sustainable, artist-made and beautiful.

  • Denver: Winter Session

    We speak to Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher, the proprietors behind Winter Session, whose mission is to design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner.

  • Los Angeles: General Store

    We chatted with Hannah Henderson from the Venice location about the shop’s aesthetic, customers and the products it sells.

  • Berlin: Do You Read Me?!

    We never leave Berlin without a stack of new reading material for the flight home from Do You Read Me?!

  • Los Angeles: Individual Medley

    This lovely shop in the Atwater area of Los Angeles stocks pretty clothing, accessories, gifts, cards, beauty products and home goods.

  • New York: Freemans Sporting Club

    An interview with the founder of the bespoke, locally constructed men’s clothing store Freemans Sporting Club.

  • Seattle: Glasswing

    We feel right at home at Glasswing, purveyors of clothing, books, furniture and home goods representing all things Pacific Northwest.

  • Chicago: Heritage General Store

    Bike’s got a flat? Head here to get some quality coffee and baked goods while you get your flat fixed (or buy a new handmade bike)!

  • Northampton: Kestrel

    Inspired by the natural world and good design, Kestrel is a modern, minimal home goods and accessories shop in Western Massachusetts.

  • Melbourne: Woodsfolk Family Store

    The colorful, crafty shop the Woodsfolk collects a fresh batch of goods from local and global designers.

  • Osaka: TRUCK

    An interview with furniture designer Tokuhiko Kise of TRUCK.

  • Oakland: Book/Shop

    We got to talk with Erik Heywood of Book/Shop about bending boundaries in the realm of book selling.

  • Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly

    Find comic books, graphic novels, magazines and more at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore.

  • Sydney: Pasta Emilia

    We interviewed Anna Maria Eoclidi, co-owner of Sydney’s well-loved pasta shop and café Pasta Emilia.

  • Toronto: Likely General

    Find handmade goods and knick-knacks from this small new neighborhood shop.

  • Brooklyn: Goose Barnacle

    An interview with David Alperin, the owner of Northern Spain-inspired menswear shop Goose Barnacle.

  • Portland, Maine: Portland Trading Co.

    A carefully selected collection of home wares, clothing, snacks and accessories in the other Portland.

  • Portland, Oregon: Lowell

    Find rare and one-of-a-kind items at this quaint vintage shop.

  • Brooklyn: Brooklyn Slate Company

    Brooklyn Slate Company is a purveyor of slate cheese boards, coasters and other fine items.

  • Venice, California: Tortoise Shop

    This shop carries quality products that reflect the long life of its mascot.

  • Brooklyn: Court Street Grocers

    A perfect market-cum-café in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood.

  • Brooklyn: Bellocq Tea Atelier

    A chat with Heidi Johannsen Stewart about making the best brew.

  • Brooklyn: West Elm Market

    A branch of West Elm that offers specialty goods.

  • Boston: Siena Farms South End

    A mini farm store featuring Siena Farms dairy and produce.

  • Philadelphia: Meadowsweet Mercantile

    We talked to Stacy Jackson, the owner of Meadowsweet Mercantile, purveyors of antique and foraged goods and furnishings.