God bless New York. Just when you think the whole town is now only about money, something happens that makes you feel there is still room for style in service of learning and fun and friendliness…And in the neighborhood of Nobu and Mr. Chow Downtown, no less, which Tribeca now assuredly is.
I’m talking about the MORE NORTH Gallery, a recent addition to the landscape of posh stores and art galleries near those admittedly delicious restaurants. MORE NORTH was recently opened by a trio of Scandinavian women who wanted to present the art of that region, both Fine and Decorative, in a space whose calmness and serenity conveyed something of the timelessness of Nordic design.
What they have added which I want to tell you about here is a sensational childrens’ area in the basement, which is far and away the most stylish and special playroom/childrens’ shop of its kind in the city. Look at the pictures. That birch grove you see popping up through the stairs emanates from the childrens’ world below, and in the best tradition of the city that has a whole ISLAND in the middle of it dedicated to children (I’m talking about Stockholm, but you know that) the area for kids is as lovingly and beautifully designed as the Art Gallery above, by KOKO architecture and design. Hats off.
Beginning this Fall there will be scheduled events such as Back to School nights, Storytelling on Saturday mornings, and Crafts Classes, but for now grab your kid and go check out MORE NORTH the gallery and shop. It’s a dream, and it’s one of the only places in NYC to buy Moomins books, one of my favorites—but more importantly one of my daughter Madelyn’s favorites.
MORE NORTH Gallery
39 North Moore St.
New York, NY 10013
Gallery hours: Mon - Sat 10:30am - 6:30pm (Closed Sunday)
Contact: Jennifer Lindblad