A leading voice in the Detroit Renaissance, Shinola produces American made accessories that breathe new life into the century old brand.
Brooklyn-born Matter's home furnishings are MOMA-worthy pieces of art, some affordable (e.g., a grenade-shaped oil lamp for $65), some not so much (the "Chest of Drawers", which at $28,000 will pierce your buttocks with the shrapnel of poverty).
For over 75 years, Knoll has combined modern aesthetics with affordable prices. With a rotating roster of designers, they consistently produce fresh, sleek, and timely furniture you just can't say (Br)no to.
Formerly one of New York City's best-kept secrets, this hidden speakeasy has become world famous thanks to its meticulously crafted cocktails and balance between swank and back-of-a-hotdog-joint status. Enter through a phone booth in Crif Dogs and get transported to a sexy hideaway where you can post up with inventive takes on Old Fashioneds and Sazeracs alongside waffle fries nestled in foil. Although the name insists you "Please Don't Tell," the secret's clearly out so it's best to make reservations; call to snag a spot when the lines open at 3 PM daily.
Hunkered beneath the Standard Hotel's imposing Bauhausery, the Grill's actually three glorious spaces in one: an outdoor, brickwork sausage-and-beer grotto nestled between massive steel support beams under the newly-opened High Line Park; a sun-lit, B&W-tiled, French-style bistro w/ a blonde wood full bar; and a white-tablecloth dining room w/ vaulted ceilings and blood red banquettes -- in sum, everything needed to fulfill Maslow's Hierarchy of Feeds.
There're lots of restaurants, but there's only one Four Seasons. They've been changing the face of American cuisine since 1959 with innovations like seasonally changing menus (yeah, they invented that), American made wine, and furniture and silverware so nice that it's now immortalized in the MoMA.