- John Derian Company
6 East 2nd Street, 212-677-3917
Stepping into John Derian’s store, you may well feel that you have left the city and are in an antique shop on the rue St. Paul. And then comes another sensation: you want to move in. The cozy little home-accessories shop is filled with handmade knickknacks. Derian makes the découpage glassware (paperweights, trays and dishes, umbrella stands, and so on); the rest is the fruit of his frequent scouting trips to France and beyond. There are collages and woodblock prints by Hugo Guinness, richly dyed antique Pakistani quilts, Moroccan lanterns and leather poufs, and hand-stitched French bedding. Too bad you can’t live here.
Best Home Accessories
From the 2003 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).