Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Tenue De Nimes

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Tenue De Nimes | meltingbutter.com

Tenue de Nimes is known by denim-world insiders as one of the best denim lifestyle stores in the world. You won’t be surprised either when you head into their newest flagship store on bustling Haarlemmerstraat and see their impressive collection of denim, men’s & ladies clothing, magazines, accessories and general things to covet. The denim … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Present & Correct

London Hotspot Find: Present & Correct | meltingbutter.com

What began as a cult online store selling a curated selection of the coolest stationery from around the world is now a bricks and mortar shop located in a quaint residential street of Clerkenwell, London. The Present & Correct store is not only a stationery geek’s dream come true it’s also a stylist’s source of … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Property Of…

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Property Of… | meltingbutter.com

You know that urban guy, the one whose style could be described as refined ruggedness? He’s picky and conscious of style and he likes the finer things in life like top shelf liquors and a handcrafted shaving kit. Well he’s probably the same kind of guy who’ll like Amsterdam’s Property Of… store situated on the … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: The Future Perfect

NYC Hotspot Find: Future Perfect | meltingbutter.com

This rule-breaking furniture and home store is a true beacon for design lovers in NYC to find progressive, intelligent interior objects that bridge the gap between art and design. Walking inside the spacious interior you could mistake yourself for being inside a serene, thought provoking art gallery with large format furniture pieces from the likes … Continue reading

Stockholm Hotspot Find: Papercut

Stockholm Hotspot Find: Papercut | meltingbutter.com

PAPERCUT, SÖDERMALM Papercut is a magazine junkie’s paradise situated in the bohemian Södermalm district of central Stockholm. The store is your go-to for inspiration on fashion, art, design, literature, film and pop culture – it’s Stockholm’s source for niche underground publications. Best Bit:Access to hard to get international magazines like Smith Journal and The Paris … Continue reading

London Hotspot Find: Hostem

London Hotspot Find: Hostem | meltingbutter.com

HOSTEM, SHOREDITCH Hostem is the kind of store you would travel from afar to see. Different from other luxury fashion boutiques that attract the ostentatious fashion crowd, this one attracts an intellectual art crowd looking for quiet, directional clothing that speaks to the Hostem customer’s minimalist, and even androgynous aesthetic. Inspiration kicks in as soon … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort

NYC Hotspot Find: Creatures of Comfort | meltingbutter.com

CREATURES OF COMFORT, NOLITA I like to think of Creatures of Comfort as a more tightly curated, unobtrusively fashionable version of Opening Ceremony. The NYC store (an offshoot of the original LA location) offers New Yorkers looking for thoughtful casualwear by cult fashion labels like Rachel Comey, Isabel Marant, Acne, Margiela and Hope, a way … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York

NYC Hotspot Find: Assembly New York | meltingbutter.com

ASSEMBLY NEW YORK, LOWER EAST SIDE Located on the same block where all the LES cool kids hang out is Assembly New York, where I assume they all shop as well. Here you will find a mix of men’s & women’s high-end vintage clothing as well as contemporary, slightly obscure international luxury labels (including their … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: McNally Jackson Store | Goods For The Study

NYC Hotspot Find: McNally Jackson Store | Goods For The Study | meltingbutter.com

MCNALLY JACKSON STORE | GOODS FOR THE STUDY, NOLITA Indie bookseller and downtown darling McNally Jackson Books recently opened a precious little boutique right around the corner that does a good job of proving they don’t just have great taste in books, but anything book-ish or even surrounding the book. The store is stocked with … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Hotel Droog | meltingbutter.com

HOTEL DROOG, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Droog Design, the iconic Dutch design force best known for its unique brand of dry, ironic design has created an almost unimaginable design and hospitality emporium. Hotel Droog as they call it is in fact a hotel offering one hotel room, but what makes its so interesting is its reverse design … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion

NYC Hotspot Find: Amarcord Vintage Fashion | meltingbutter.com

AMARCORD VINTAGE FASHION, SOHO A shopping destination for designer vintage lovers who are in search of more than just the ubiquitous Chanel quilted handbag. Amarcord digs deep during their buying trips in Europe and in particular Italy (the owner’s motherland) and the result is a store with racks full of unique, wearable art from legendary … Continue reading

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Frozen Fountain

Amsterdam Hotspot Find: Frozen Fountain | meltingbutter.com

FROZEN FOUNTAIN, AMSTERDAM CENTRUM Frozen Fountain is the place where design-lovers unite in Amsterdam. This must-see interiors store has made a name for itself in the city for offering design purists an inspiring and eclectic collection of furniture, fabrics, home wares and art from Dutch design heroes like Piet Hein Eek, Marcel Wanders and Studio … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Mast Brothers Chocolate

NYC Hotspot Find: Mast Brothers Chocolate | meltingbutter.com

MAST BROTHERS CHOCOLATE, WILLIAMSBURG A must visit spot as you wander the streets of Williamsburg is Mast Brothers Chocolate, an artisanal chocolate factory and store best known for its chocolates that surely inspired Brooklyn’s now ubiquitous craft movement. We can thank founders Michael and Rick Mast for their devoted chocolate making process where only the … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Casey Rubber Stamps

NYC Hotspot Find: Casey Rubber Stamps | meltingbutter.com

CASEY RUBBER STAMPS, EAST VILLAGE It’s easy to miss this unassuming New York Institution as you walk past it on 11th Street. If it’s happened before, don’t let it happen again because inside this imaginative, whimsy specialty store you will suddenly realise what you’ve needed all this time – high-quality unique rubber stamps and ink … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Dover Street Market New York

NYC Hotspot Find: Dover Street Market New York | meltingbutter.com

DOVER STREET MARKET NEW YORK, KIPS BAY Cult shopping mecca and high concept mega-boutique Dover Street Market hailing from London and Tokyo has finally opened a New York City Branch in Kips Bay. Rei Kawakubo, the designer behind Comme Des Garcons has curated the seven-storey wonderland for lovers of avant-garde, boundary pushing fashion into what … Continue reading

Boston Hotspot Find: Brattle Book Shop

Boston Hotspot Find: Brattle Book Shop | meltingbutter.com

BRATTLE BOOK SHOP, BOSTON A must see hotspot for the Instagram photo-op alone. Brattle Book Shop is a downtown Boston institution (since 1825!) selling an impressive collection antique, rare and exceptional published works. If you’re a passionate book lover and are trying to find a book that’s out of print, Brattle has it or can … Continue reading

Sydney Hotspot Find: Vietnamese Food at the Kirribilli Markets

Sydney Hotspot Find: Vietnamese Food at the Kirribilli Markets | meltingbutter.com

VIETNAMESE STAND AT KIRRIBILLI MARKETS, KIRRIBILLI This little piggy went to the Kirribilli Markets A favorite weekend past time of mine is hitting the markets. The fresh air, fresh food and knick-knacks seems to slow down the pace. One of my favorite markets is the Kirribilli Art and Design market, because of the art, design, … Continue reading

The Curators: Style Influencer Jamala Johns’ Harlem Hotspots

Lenox Coffee | The Curators: Style Influencer Jamala Johns’ Harlem Hotspots | meltingbutter.com

One of my favourite things about New York City is its patchwork of interesting neighbourhoods, all unmistakably different from each other, full of cool hotspots waiting to be discovered. So, for this edition of The Curators, I wanted to put a spotlight on Uptown’s ever-evolving neighbourhood, Harlem. This convivial neighbourhood is home to some of … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Greenwich Letterpress

NYC Hotspot Find: Greenwich Letterpress | meltingbutter.com

GREENWICH LETTERPRESS, WEST VILLAGE This stationery, letterpress and gift store emanates a real West Village style of charm. Here you’ll find a well-selected array of high-end stationery, unique cards and wrapping paper that the recipient definitely won’t be throwing out. The store also offers old-fashioned style letterpress printing and design services making sure the invitations … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Brook Farm General Store

NYC Hotspot Find: Brook Farm General Store | meltingbutter.com

BROOK FARM GENERAL STORE, SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG Imagine a one-stop general store that sells all of the knick-knacks you need for the home but with a clean, modern Willamsburg-esque interpretation – That would be Brook Farm General Store. For those of you who like to buy everyday house products that are not just utilitarian but also … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Maryam Nassir Zadeh

NYC Hotspot Find: Maryam Nassir Zadeh | meltingbutter.com

  MARYAM NASSIR ZADEH, LOWER EAST SIDE Inside Maryam Nassir Zadeh you’ll find a tightly edited collection of the namesake owner’s international tastes. The store’s aesthetic can be described as futuristic vintage and the clothing, accessories, found objects and oddities are all artfully displayed in the light filled space. Shop labels like Isabel Marant, Carven, … Continue reading

NYC Hotspot Find: Shinola Flagship Store

NYC Hotspot Find: Shinola Flagship Store | meltingbutter.com

SHINOLA FLAGSHIP STORE, TRIBECA The resurrected American shoe polish brand Shinola that now prides itself on its handcrafted-in-Detroit watches, bicycles and leather goods has recently opened its first flagship store in the Tribeca neighbourhood of NYC – and what an impressive store it is! If the man in your life likes the finer things in … Continue reading

The Curators: Jewellery designer & artist Stephanie Simek on being creative in Portland and her Portland city guide

Portland Sign by Orlando Lane | Portland City Guide | meltingbutter.com

A little while back I came across a Portland based jewellery designer, Stephanie Simek, who creates the most intriguing little adornments for all of your jewel wearing body parts. I was instantly drawn to her Classealienne Rings – the colourful baubles you see me wearing below which decorate your often-overlooked finger nooks that you can … Continue reading

The Curators: Belinda Humphris of Claire Inc. on Designer Vintage Fashion and the Best of Adelaide

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Sunglasses | The Curators-Belinda Humphris of Claire Inc. on Designer Vintage Fashion and the Best of Adelaide | meltingbutter.com

About 5 years ago (to my delight) I stumbled across Adelaide based eBay seller Claire Inc. who had the most exquisite taste in designer vintage clothing. Belinda Humprhis, the founder of Claire Inc. has since grown the business into an online fashion destination for shrewd, well-dressed ladies searching for high-end vintage clothing – admittedly she … Continue reading

Sydney Hotspot Find: Kitchen by Mike

Sydney Hotspot Find: Kitchen by Mike | meltingbutter.com

KITCHEN BY MIKE, ROSEBERY Not far from The Grounds of Alexandria is another restaurant/concept store but this time in a warehouse complex that is breathtakingly huge. The canteen style restaurant serves up quality food prepared with ridiculously fresh ingredients – think beetroot, freekah, goats cheese and mint salad with a bacon and gruyere quiche. Be … Continue reading