New York's 100 Most Interesting Stores
|We knew shopping this city would take us places, but in the past few months, even we were surprised just how far it would take us and how many unexpected people would turn up.
Today, we're happy to announce the publication of Shop Talk: New York's 100 Most Interesting Stores, available here.
Some of the people, places and things that found their way into the book:
The Lady Mary bracelet
J.J. Abrams' TED talk
Aroma chemicals and changing the way perfume is made
A camera made from scrap on the streets of Ghana
Joni Mitchell on the Staten Island Ferry
The Container Store, circa 1600
The luxury brand that strives for the lowest profile
The saga of the agarwood tree
27,000 sketchbooks from around the world
50,000 wallpaper rolls from the 1840s-1970s
The bookstore that gets 138,888 books to the gallon
The spot where IBM sold meat grinders
The city's tiniest soap shop
Where to buy a silver sardine fork
Where to buy an invisible plane for $42 million
Wooden toys made by a music teacher in Hungary
A mermaid statue from the Place de la Concorde
Donald Rumsfeld on witches
A video about a video store
A wormhole to 1898, possibly the city's greatest year
Bags by South American Wayuu tribeswomen
A Train Watcher's Diary, Volume 12
The dress Michelle Obama wore for a televised Christmas special
Pushcarts to riches
Lord of the Rings Monopoly
Mastectomy clothing and accessories
Mr. Hulot's Holiday, the fragrance
Isadora Duncan and sandals
Transylvanian embroidered linen
How cat glasses rocked the fashion world
Resin from a Greek island
An Espresso Book Machine
A baseball clubhouse
And much more!
Shop Talk is published as an ebook for Kindle but you don't need to have a Kindle to read it. You can get a free Kindle reader for use on just about any computer, tablet or smartphone. The book is $3.99, available here.
Thanks to Matte Stephens who created such a wonderful cover. Thanks to Rainer Facklam for the delightful photographs you'll find sprinkled throughout the book. And thanks to our Indiegogo supporters who made the book possible.