Two weekends ago, I popped into a new store in Lenox called Local. Local is filled with beautiful items handmade by local artisans including jewelry, pottery, knitwear, art, kitchen linens and more. The displays are tasteful and the store is well curated. Each artist gets a little card noting where they live/work, a short bio, and their contact information. You really get the feeling owner Michele O’Hana cares as much about showcasing the artist as she does the art.
Here’s a few pics I found on their website – I’ve got my eye on some Lauren Mundy pottery and a pair of Naomi Blumenthal hosta earrings.
Antler candlesticks, Michele O’Hana, Lenox, MA
Porcelin tableware, Michele O’Hana, Lenox, MA
Letter press cards, Beech Tree Studio, Old Chatham, NY
Glass tumblers, Tom Stoenner (Rhinebeck, NY)
Jewelry, Naomi Blumenthal
The store is not in downtown Lenox, it’s on Route 7 in the shopping center where Pine Cone Hill used to be. I hope they get the foot traffic they deserve. It’s a great spot for holiday gift shopping.
More Local here.