Warby Parker, the hipper-than-thou eyewear company, has teamed up with The Standard to launch a '60s-inspired newsstand at the hotel's locations in downtown Los Angeles and New York's East Village. Each "Warby Parker Readery" will carry the brand's presciption glasses and limited-edition sunglasses, along with a bevy of vintage books and periodicals. Think classics like J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey and Jack Kerouac's On the Road, mid-century poetry journals, and current issues of The Gentlewoman and Pop magazines.
The Warby Parker Readery, through December 2012; 25 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003, 212-475-5700 and 550 South Flower, Los Angeles, CA 90071, 213-892-8080; ,
The established boutique Luna & Curious has opened a temporary shop at the luxe Sanderson hotel in London's chic West End. The charming space features an eclectic range of quirky British goods: candelabras made of pipes by Nick Fraser, bone china mugs by welovekaoru, and taxidermy creations by Jane Howarth.
Luna & Curious in the Lobby Shop, through December 2012; 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG, UK, 011-44-20-7300-1400;
TheSuperCool–a "mobile emporium that goes to the people"–has set up camp in South Melbourne at SO:ME Space, a retail marketplace featuring up-and-coming and established designers. Owners, Noonie and Kate have curated a hip assortment of goodies, including vintage apothecary bottles from Japan, colorful ceramics, and design books.
TheSuperCool at SO:ME Space, through early 2013; South Melbourne Market, 322-326 Coventry Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia, 011-61-3-9209-6295;
Home furnishings boutique Maison 24 has carved out a niche in its New York City store dedicated to British artist Rory Dobner. The shop's owners, a brother and sister team, discovered Dobner's whimsical work in London, and immediately knew they had to bring it stateside. They've filled the gothic-chic space with cushions, paintings, tiles, and tableware all embellished with Dobner's illustrations.
Rory Dobner at Maison24, through December 2012, with potential for an extended stay; 470 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022, 212-355-2414;
New York City-based artist Tom Slaughter's exhibition at the Jim Kempner Fine Art gallery in Chelsea is rightfully titled "Summer Pop-Up Shop". The show brings together a wide selection of the artist's work, from his vibrant paper collages to bold wallpapers, and limited-edition prints. A variety of items, from graphic zippered pouches to silkscreen prints, will be priced under $200.
Summer Pop-Up Shop, through August 24; 501 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, 212-206-6872;