We’re reworking our small selection of vintage clothing so we’veÂ partnered with the vintage clothing purveyorÂ Crescent Caravan to spruce it up a bit. The clothes are super wearable and range from dressy to casual, and the collection includesÂ everything from dresses and jackets to shoes and jewelry. It’s a fun mix so stop by to see what’s in stock!
More about the company:
Crescent Caravan is aÂ collection of vintage and reworkedÂ clothing from theÂ 80s and 90s, with aÂ southwestern gypsy aesthetic. Session Stylist,Â Elle-Ditta Sciarrone, started the brand inÂ Tucson, Arizona as anÂ editorial styling service and it eventually evolved into a mobile boutique. ElleÂ took the Caravan on the road,Â all the wayÂ to Brooklyn and finally found a brick-and-mortarÂ home for Crescent Caravan.
Their items are also sold at our Brooklyn location (Mind/Matter) in case you’re closer to that hood.
Two Boots Pizza, a New York City staple since 1987, Â is known for itsÂ tasty and innovative pies and its fun punchy atmosphere… and we’re very excited to say that aÂ few FG pieces (vinyl armchair and loveseat & telephone tables) made their way into the Two Boots, Hell’s Kitchen location!
As the company continues to grow, with 15 locations and shops coming soon to Newport Centre, Jersey City and Stamford, Connecticut, they’re incorporating more and more vintage furnitureÂ into the spaces. Each space is unique and has its own identity, reflecting the history of the neighborhood within which it resides… so vintage pieces fit right in!
So go grab a slice and say hi to some FG pieces that have found a welcoming home where they will definitely be well fed!
For the second time, Furnish Green is collaborating with Rhythm Break Cares (RB Cares) in a vintage furniture drive! RB Cares is â€‹a 501(c)(3) non profit devoted to using partner dance as a form of dance therapy for individuals with Alzheimerâ€™s and their caregivers. Furnish Green will be accepting donated pieces** of furniture between October 20th and October 25th, and the proceeds from the donated pieces will go to the RB Cares â€śDance for Dementia Programs.â€ť
Why Rhythm Break Cares? Furnish Greenâ€™s owner Nathan Hescock is not solely a vintage furniture enthusiast. He co-founded RBC in 2009 and has since worked to demonstrate the benefits of music, movement and touch through this form of dance therapy.
What is Rhythm Break Cares? The RB Cares mission is to provide the restorative power of music, movement, and touch to older adults with dementia. Since 2009, they have utilized their love and knowledge of dance to improve the quality of life for those with all stages of dementia residing in the community or in a memory care facility. Their dance artists are professionally trained Ballroom and Modern dancers who have completed training to work with older adults with dementia.
Dance for Dementia: TheyÂ have designed each program to incorporate the elements of…
Music. Songs that are inspiring or motivating promote recognition of past and present day events and allow people to communicate associations to sounds they hear.
Movement. Using simply-adopted movements promotes activity, exercise, posture, and connection. By making use of the techniques of ballroom dance specifically, we provide support for participants’ bodies and create connection.
Touch. Offering participants a method of social dance provides them with much the needed elements of touch and human interaction. By simply offering a hand, we create an inviting social environment where people feel like members and even distinguished guests.
** If you would like to donate a piece of vintage furniture for the cause, please send an email with images of the piece to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Please note: we will not be accepting all furniture as we have a limited amount of space. Pieces must be in fair condition needing minimal repairs and must fit with Furnish Greenâ€™s aesthetic.
Rhythm Break Cares Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) public charity; all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Your donation will support their dance programs, research, raising awareness and general administration costs. Your gift will help them to accelerate their mission by ensuring that their dance therapy programs have greater reach, sharing the benefits of dance as therapy with the community and by providing the best care and support to those living with Alzheimer’s, Dementia and their caregivers.
We are happy to announce a very cool collaboration! The Sketchbook Project of Brooklyn Art Library is hosting a pop-up shop, called The Supply Closet, at the Wythe Hotel Sunday, August 24th through Saturday, August 30th. We are very excited to have been able to provide some furniture and accent pieces for the event! Head to the space to peruse a well-curated selection of sketchbooks from the Library’s extensive stock and check out some FG pieces in a unique environment.
So we took a trip to visit the “Speakeasy” style pop-up shop, and it looks great! You can pick up some art supplies while browsing through an assortment of sketchbooks. And if you’re feeling creative, purchase your own sketchbook, fill it with ideas, and submit it to have a permanent home in the Brooklyn Art Library! The Sketchbook Project has realized a truly unique concept, so head to The Supply Shop at the Wythe Hotel and learn a bit about what they do and upcoming events they’ll be hosting.
Casey DeBois, interior designer at Homepolish, was recently featured on The Everygirl. She discussed her career and her beautifully designed apartment (with photos). She’s a frequent Furnish Green customer so take a look at what you can achieve by adding some vintage charm to your home. View the article and featured photos here.
About a month ago, Janine Jarman, owner of Hairroin Salon in LA, came to Furnish Green for help in furnishing her new NYC salon in Herald Square. Janine has been the designer for both salon spaces with a preference for vintage furniture stemming from her parents’ work in the consignment furniture industry. Inn her search for reasonably priced vintage accent pieces, she did not expect to find Furnish Green, a vintage furniture store that is only three blocks away from the new salon. Convenient (and dangerous) as she explains it will only feed her addiction to vintage items and oddities.
The LA salon inhabits a space owned by Urban Outfitters, and when Urban decided to open their new Lifestyle Center store in Herald Square, NYC, they brought Janine and Hairroin Salon on board. The new space, once occupied by Conway, is now home to Urban Outfitters and Hairroin Salon, sharing the space with Intelligentsia Coffee and Amoeba Music.
The new Hairroin Salon is recently opened and is looking truly awesome with some Furnish Green pieces serving as fun accents (see them in action below)! It is large, open and industrial with exposed piping and raw unfinished walls. Janine wanted the space to have a similar aesthetic to that of her LA salon, while bringing in some new elements to differentiate the two locations. For example: Janine discussed her love for taxidermy (the stranger the better), and while both locations have it on display, LA features horned taxidermy and NYC features winged creatures like birds and butterflies. Acknowledging that taxidermy, to some, may seem a bit strange, she describes how the colors and textures seen in the butterflies and bird feathers serve as inspiration for the stylists.
She needed Hairroin to look like a hair salon while not wanting it to feel too much like the “typical” hair salon. Janine explains that they are artists, after all, and need a space that will be conducive to creativity. And she’s definitely achieved her goal, the place looks great! At Hairroin you will receive a unique salon experience in a unique space, where attention to detail is seen not only in each hair style, but also from floor to ceiling! Head to their Site to learn more about what they do.
A commissioned custom piece: Industrial hair dryer tree (very cool)
Two friendly members of the Rob the Mover team.
In the beginning, we struggled to find a delivery service that we could rely on. We wanted to find a team that would take care of the vintage furniture we were sending out and be friendly and reliable for our customers (you). Furnish Green has been working with Rob the Mover for around 2 years now, and they have proven to be the company we were looking for. They have allowed us to make the charges affordable and the scheduling convenient and easy. They are always on time and have made the delivery process painless on all fronts. We enjoy working with Rob and his team and would recommend them for any sort of move you might need, including those outside of delivering your Furnish Green furniture.
Rob the Mover, himself.
In honor of the lovely blue skies above, and in hopes of having them stay, we’ve compiled a list of some of our lovely blue pieces in the showroom.
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A Furnish Green shabby display cabinet has been featured on HBO’s Girls! Shoshanna uses it for clothing storage, and we at Furnish Green love this idea. A sleek and beautiful piece which may be used to house your finest china can also be used to store your finest clothing garments!
Pieces like this Walnut Glass Front Cabinet can serve as great clothing storage, as shown by Shoshanna.