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Weekly Wrap Up + West Elm Market

by Grace Bonney

I was so excited to get back from Los Angeles last week and check out West Elm’s newest shop, West Elm Market, a collection of home essentials that include everything from trash cans and soap to kitchenware and home electronics. I’ve gotten more and more “basics” focused in my personal life in the past few years, and I really appreciate when larger brands work with indie companies to curate their work, or custom collections, for a larger audience. I was planning to visit this week, but Hurricane Sandy was incredibly tough on Dumbo, where the shop is located. When the subways and neighborhood are back up and running, I plan to check it all out in person — and support some other local shops there that have lost both business and merchandise. In the meantime, I thought I’d send a little online love their way and post some of my favorite pieces. If you’re looking for some updated classics for pretty much any room in your home, they’ve got you covered. Click here to check them all out.

In terms of sending online love, if you’re looking to help out, please check out these sites for more information on helping the tri-state area after the storm. So many of our favorite people and businesses were drastically affected, and we’re trying to do everything we can to help people and shops get back on their feet. xo, grace

Image sources above: Bag Planters, $49; Newgate Bubble Wall Clock, $85; Market Stripe Dinnerware Set, $24+

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

More images + links from the West Elm Market after the jump . . .

Ravenhill Dustbin, $149

Speckled Planters, $39+

Enamel Canisters, $18+

Rope Basket, $79

Newgate Wall Clock, $135

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  • Did the West Elm Market suffer any damages? Would be grateful if any locals have updates on if it’s open/when it plans to open! We went last weekend, pre-Sandy, and picked up some really awesome things, including the Newgate Bubble Clock and a red dutch oven we used to cook every single meal but breakfast while hunkered down waiting out the storm.

    • hi alex-

      i’ll check with them- haven’t heard back from anyone there yet so i’m not sure. but they may ship from their other warehouse so you may be ok to order online :)


  • While I’m always one to support small shops and independent brands, I’m with you 100% on large brands working with indie designers to help elevate design (especially of everyday objects) and making great design accessible. Three cheers for sexy dustbins!

  • Hi Alex,

    I’m writing from West Elm and excited to report that both our West Elm Market store and our West Elm furniture store in Dumbo are open for business! Please stop in and say hi – we’d love to see you.

    Unfortunately many of our friends in our Dumbo neighborhood were hit much harder so we’re also trying to get the word out about a fundraiser underway for Galapagos Art Space. More info can be found here:http://smallknot.com/galapagos-art-space

  • I always ask my self, if we really need all this stuff we can buy around. As years go by, I find my self buying use stuff more and more. Second hand shops are for me a much better choice :)

    And now when I have moved from Bergen, Norway to Torrevieja in spain, I find it more and more useful to know how to get the best out of second hand stuff.

    Have you any post about this subject?

  • Oh I think it would be beautiful to see some of that gold in there, I bet it would warm up the room and be a lovely compliment to your color scheme!

  • I’m a big West Elm fan and so I went straight to the link to check this out. Great stuff, but I was really disappointed to see they are selling the Kaico kettle as a “West Elm” design, with no attribution, and for $10 more than it goes for from other vendors. http://www.emmohome.com/kaico.html

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