Talk about taking the ordinary and using it in a way that to make it extraordinary… OWEN NYC, a new designer boutique in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, used 25,000 brown paper bags to create a curved and continuous wall of floor to ceiling texture. Who knew that the same bags our moms used (and many mother still use) to pack our lunches every day could create such an incredible texture when placed together in large numbers? I love that the neutral brown allows the sleek fixtures holding designs of over 70 designers to really pop.
OWEN is designed by architect Jeremy Barbour of TACKLEBOX Architecture, who is also known for the 3.1 Phillip Lim store, multiple Aesop stores in New York City, and retail other projects. Wish I would have known about the store while we were in New York for Fashion Week – this type of inspired interior design is right up my alley! You can check out the various men’s and women’s brands carried at OWEN via their wesbite and blog.
(Images via OWEN NYC).