2014 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

We revisit all of the design-focused shops around the world that we highlighted in our Design Store(y) column in 2014, where we speak with shop owners to hear about all the ends and outs of running a modern design store.

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2014 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

A Visit to Totokaelo
An interview with Seattle-based Totokaelo store owner Jill Wenger. From fashion to home decor and art, find out what’s next for the modern shop brand.


A Visit to MONO
MONO is a modern Honolulu, Hawaii design shop focused on minimalist functional and beautiful design products, specifically items from Japan.


A Visit to MissoniHome Southampton
The first MissoniHome branded store in North America opened in Southampton, NY and we spoke to the owner about its colorful home decor and furniture.


A Visit to Blend&Blender
Blend&Blender takes three totally unrelated shops and mixes them together for the ultimate one-stop shop: coffee shop, wellness center, and design store!


A Visit to Morlen Sinoway Atelier
A tour of Morlen Sinoway Atelier in Chicago, Illinois, who hosts unique furniture, decor, and artwork, as well as the yearly NeoCon Guerilla Truck Show.


A Visit to Details Design Store
A new design store opened its doors in Trento, Italy featuring a selection of Nordic design with a logo and name inspired by Charles Eames.


A Visit to FLOS in SoHo
While Design Milk attended NYCxDesign this year, we stopped by the FLOS lighting showroom in SoHo to take a tour.


A Visit to Republic of Fritz Hansen NYC
During our NYCxDesign visit, we also stopped by the Republic of Fritz Hansen showroom to take a video tour.


A Visit to Shinola TriBeCa
We chatted with Shinola Creative Director Daniel Caudill about their commitment to American design and manufacturing, quality leather goods, watches, and bikes.


A Visit to espoo.
We checked out the Nordic themed furniture and accessories shops espoo. and espoo. bütik in Antwerp, Belgium.


A Visit to Colonel
Colonel is not only a brand of modern furniture and decor, but it’s also a design store in Paris, France with a mix of Spanish, Danish, and French goods.


A Visit to Mjölk
If you’re ever in Toronto, Canada, make sure you don’t miss visiting Mjölk for modern Scandinavian and Japanese design, and so much more!

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.