With the polar-vortex now behind us, and spring-like temperatures in store for the weekend, Wolves Within owners Max and Bethany Vogel couldn’t have picked a better moment to introduce their seasonal pop-up home goods store, Home of the Brave.
Make your way to West Street and over the threshold of a converted factory, and into a sun drenched studio where 11-foot ceilings and exposed brick and beams make the perfect backdrop to the shop’s first spring and summer offerings. As at Wolves Within, Max and Bethany offer “beautiful products made with integrity; featuring creators working in different materials, most whom live in Brooklyn.”
Home of Brave will present collections that change according to the season, and, as it’s almost spring, let’s get to the goods.
You will find handmade tabletop items featuring mugs and bowls from Small Spells ($35-$90), hand carved walnut wood arrow spoons and cheese boards from Amelie Mancini ($55-$175), handmade ceramic bowls and wall hanging masks from Maison Manade ($150 – $350), leather tripod camping stools from Wood & Faulk ($165), handmade berry bowls, tumblers and utensil crocks from Trollhagen & Co. ($29-$59) and a range of all natural cleaning products smartly designed to look good left out on the bench from Murchison-Hume ($9-$12). There are also antique rugs collected from US estates, most imported from Turkey and Peru, with some rugs over 100 years old ($179-$385).
Max and Bethany live in Greenpoint, just down the street from both Home of the Brave and Wolves Within. “My whole point of opening up a shop is being part of a community,” says Bethany, “and so far that’s exactly what happened, and it’s been a real blessing.”
Home Of The Brave is two blocks from the Greenpoint Ave stop on the G subway, and three blocks from the Greenpoint stop on the East River Ferry.
67 West Street, between Milton and Noble Streets in Greenpoint
Wed–Sun from 11am–6pm