Fall makes me think of New York and the years I spent there post-college working in advertising, living in the Village. My last job in NYC was at a fashion agency in Soho - such an inspiring, pulsating place to be.
I still mourn the closing of the best-ever interiors store (in NYC, natch), Wolfman-Gold and Good which was on Mercer Street. The store closed in 1999 when Peri Wolfman, one of the founders (her husband Charles Good started it with her) was lured away by Williams Sonoma to create their tabletop collection. Sigh. I know the lure of WS, that's for sure.
Wolfman-Gold and Good was in a soaring space with glowing wide-plank floors, industrial lighting and piles of delicious, gleaming ironstone. Before Martha and Ralph did ironstone.
I found a few interior photos (they really don't do the store justice, you just don't get the sense of vast space... but who had a digital camera in 1995?), courtesy of one of their store display companies, Archatrive.
I bought my first white sofa there, a slipcovered delight from Mitchell Gold. It was truly an amazing retail space with a carefully selected collection of special, beautiful merchandise. I only wish that I could pop in there for ideas, inspiration and shopping now that I own my own house.
In searching for some photos of the store, I found the amazing photos of Peri Wolfman and Charles Gold's country house, in Bridgehampton, and one of their apartment in New York. You can see why I dream of their store...
Famous for their ironstone... don't miss the copper collection up top!
Here's to New York in the fall... and to those of you who miss Wolfman-Gold and Good as much as I do.