6 at Spring St.; J, Z at Bowery
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The name the Red Threads refers to a belief in Asian mythology in which newborns are said to be bound to each person they are destined to meet in life by a red thread. Malaysian-born siblings Yien and Leon Wong are linked by blood and business at their joint home store, with Yien designing simple, luxurious bedding and Leon crafting wooden bedroom and kitchen furniture. Duvet covers, 300-thread-count sheets, and pillow shams are woven with boxy geometric patterns in an adjoining studio using silk, linen, and cotton sateen imported from Italy. Tall shelves in the rear of the shop are piled with vibrant duvets and throws in complementary color palettes. The front of the shop displays Leon’s polished wood furniture made of reclaimed and exotic woods from Southeast Asia, like a chengal wood coffee table or a curvaceous bed made of ebony teakwood piled with embroidered accent pillows. Though the main draw here is housewares, boutique shoppers can browse an assortment of rare jewelry by Lay-Ing Oji near the register, featuring delicate chains adorned with Japanese, Tahitian black, South Sea, and freshwater pearls.Window Treatments
The Wongs can create customized window treatments to match any of their bedding sets.