If there’s a word I could digest to pair with “shopping”, it would be “mindful”. Buying a desk piece or a pair of shoes can be easily automated and deprived of its meaning. To me, a more becoming alternative is to care and to get in-depth with what I am buying; why I am buying it, what mind created it, and what I can learn from it. Good Goods, a new collective design store in SoHo seems to be targeted at doing just that by curating a handsome collection of stationery, accessories, and home goods — all focused around their makers, the processes, and the story behind them.
121 Prince St., SoHo (Map)
Mon, Wed—Sat: 11—7; Tue: 12—7; Sun: 12—6
Upcoming workshops at Good Goods
- October 28 at noon: Leather Wallet Workshop. Techniques include cutting, hand sewing, and embossing, to create your own personalized wallet. All materials are provided. ($80, sign up)
- November 4 at noon: Intro to Paper Marbling. An introduction to a method of printmaking in which paint is floated and manipulated on the surface of thickened water to create a unique design. ($45, sign up)
- November 18 at 1 p.m.: Spoon Carving Workshop. Learn to plan, mark, and prep material for shaping, then explore various shaping techniques with the use of hand tools. After sanding and sealing you’ll leave with a finished spoon of your own. ($125, sign up)