Home of the Brave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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This pleasantly de-saturated home shop on Greenpoint’s Franklin Avenue has a lot going for it: beautiful inventory, an easy layout that encourages browsing, and a location in a stretch of Greenpoint that’s a treat to explore, with its happy mix of industrial activity and a palatable strain of hipster. It’s an offshoot of clothing and accessories shop Wolves Within, just down the street, with the same hushed artistry as a foundational philosophy.

The only drawback for me was the lack of information provided about items’ provenance—in a store like this, i.e. one that deals in wares from local and independent makers, with commensurate prices, it seems obvious that shoppers would like to know who crafted what. I still left with a new matte-gold cake server ($32), even if I didn’t know until I asked that it came from Portugal.

HOME OF THE BRAVE | 146 Franklin Street | Greenpoint, Brooklyn | Website

Specialties: tabletop items, including gorgeous serving ware and hand-crafted plates, bowls and mugs; textiles, including blankets and tea towels; limited furniture selection including chairs, dining table and side tables.

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