15 Gansevoort St.; 212-242-5511
Furnish the baby’s room with a few pieces from this precocious collection and you could be forgiven for wanting to move in. Or steal the stuff for your own room: Many of the storage pieces here are meant to outlast childhood—a changing table from Brooklyn-based Argington easily converts to a dresser ($795), and the surface of a play table from New York’s DucDuc is chalkboard on one side and smooth lacquered paint on the other ($595). Less of a commitment is the witty selection of designer toys and digital prints by J. D. Boujnah, a graphic designer, who, with French expat Stephane Gerbier, is the store’s impeccably discerning owner.
Best Modern Cribs
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).