It’s one of the oldest fruits known to man and a symbol of abundance and rebirth. It’s also a catchy name for a store that embodies those qualities. Pomegranate (125 East 7th Street; 212-677-3877) was located in Hastings-on-Hudson until Susie Kerr, its Manhattanite owner, tired of the commute. Now resurrected in the East Village, the cozy store is painted with warm earth tones and filled with colorful handmade treasures of all sizes for the home.
Galbraith & Paul table and pendant lamps with hand-blocked silk shades ($250–$400) provide gentle lighting. A leather club chair is $1,265; an old ladder serves as a display rack for soft chenille throws ($68). Handmade folk-art-style mirrors line the walls ($158), while shelves are chock-full of items like a cast-iron dog ($18.50), Jill Schwartz fabric-covered picture frames ($70–$96), and a selection of Nicholas Mosse pottery, handmade in Ireland using nineteenth-century techniques ($28–$114). That accessible product mix means Kerr’s spot on this up-and-coming retail block may well bear fruit.