Greenpoint, New York / from the source
Quite possibly the coolest furniture store I've ever been to, definitely check out from the source. You can either select from their pre-made and highly imaginative showroom stock or you can work with their design team and create your own piece from restored antique finds or some of the most exotic wood in the world. Ann, Michael and I had the pleasure of chatting with one of the owners of the company (see above) and he explained to us the importance of the process. At from the source, it's more than just creating a piece for mass consumption but rather something that will be appreciated and properly suited for the individual collector. Nice to see some brands are getting back to basics.