Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fabrics in New York City

The next chapter I covered in Pamela Keech’s book The Curious Shopper’s Guide to New York City, Inside Manhattan’s Shopping Districts, was “The Lower East Side – Drapery and Upholstery Fabrics”.

Raul (above) at Joe’s Fabric Warehouse was extremely helpful; I was in search of black and white fabric for our guest room.

Modern Décor had some very nice options:

Most of these places are not exactly glamorous. For example, here is Zarin’s Fabrics staircase:

But you will be greeted with oceans of fabric boalts:

They had lots of black and white fabrics:

I had a nice lunch at 88 Orchard:

But I knew to save room for dessert. Il Laboratorio del Gelato had the most amazing gelato ever:

Since it's bitter cold for many of you out there, I will do a full post when the weather is more conducive to ice cream talk. I will tell you, however, that I had guiness-flavored gelato on one day and the next day I opted for the black sesame gelato - both produced in this gleaming lab, both delicious.


Emily said...

Ooo, very pretty. I like your new blog banner too.

beth said...

I'm completely drooling over all that fabric....yummy I'm telling you....totally yummy !!! we have nothing here to even look at, let alone purchase.

edi gardner said...

love love love JFW

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Jemm,

Thanks! I thought I needed something more seasonal.

Dear Beth,
And I only showed you the black and white fabrics. It's quite overwhelming.

Dear Edi,
Why am I not surprised that you already know all this?

Relyn Lawson said...

So, which fabric did you buy? All were totally yummy. When do we get a picture of your redone room?

Dutchbaby said...
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Dutchbaby said...

Dear Relyn,
That will have to be a surprise. Which was your favorite?

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