181 Thompson St., Soho
Carbone’s takeout menu is firmly in the ridiculous but awesome category, and thank god for that. In this time of quarantine, a blowout supper of whole grilled branzino dripping in butter or bone-in, meltingly tender rib eye with spicy rigatoni vodka is a brilliant way to lift the spirits and keep very talented restaurant workers in business.
Roman and Williams
324 Lafayette St., Soho
With projects like the Ace Hotel, The Standard, The Breslin and a new condo on the corner of Elizabeth and Prince, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch are the designers of the moment. With a background in set design, they are also absolutely brilliant at sourcing special pieces for the home.
261 Spring St., Soho
Deemed “The Furniture Hunter” by the New York Times, Andrianna Shamaris is an expert in modern organic furniture. Led by Shamaris, the company services the architecture, design, and hospitality communities, as well as the public. Products are imported from all over Southeast Asia, and in addition to their furniture lines, Andrianna Shamaris has a collection of accessories, art objects, and architectural elements. There is also a shop in Soho.
73 Spring St., Soho
Based in Portland, Maine, Lowe Hardware actually started out doing specialty hardware packages for large yachts (and they still do that better than anyone else). Since then, the family-owned business has expanded to offer standard and custom doors, cabinetry, and specialty hardware for large architecture firms; they made the gold handles for the kitchen in the goop mrkt. Their Soho showroom is a great place to get a sense of what they can do.