First Look: The Comeback Kid

If you remember Zona from the eighties, you’ll be excited to hear about its return as a pop-up shop in the Cheryl Hazan gallery (35 N. Moore St., nr. Hudson St.; 917-923-6610). Franci Sagar and her husband originally opened their doors on Greene Street in 1980 to showcase Paolo Soleri’s bronze sand-cast wind bells. They soon stocked the store with an eclectic selection of home furnishings, fragrances, and other decorative objects and did a roaring trade until they closed the doors in 2000. These marble peaches are for sale alongside a mix of new treasures made by artists and artisans from around the world. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Everything in this picture was handmade. The tailor scissors are by Parveen, the felt rocks are Alyson Baker, and the stationery is from the Amalfi Coast. After she closed Zona, Sagar curated the retail-merchandizing programs for a range of top museums (including the Museum of Arts and Design and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia). Photo: Courtesy of John Bigelow Taylor Photography

Leather featured prominently in the original Zona, and the new store honors this legacy with pieces like these trays, boxes, and platters from the Zona Home Collection. Photo: Wendy Goodman

This ceramic jar by Philadelphia artist Ben Fiess comes in two sizes. Photo: Courtesy of Zona

Who could say no to tool-shaped chocolates? Photo: Wendy Goodman

Toiletry bags in football and basketball leather. Photo: Wendy Goodman

In hand-loomed cashmere, tie-dye has never looked so good. Photo: Wendy Goodman

First Look: The Comeback Kid