An East Village Contemporary Design Shop With Upstate Ties
Still House | 117 E 7th St | East Village, NYC
“I love getting up every morning and choosing what bowl I am going to eat my breakfast out of and which mug I will use for my coffee. I derive a lot of joy out of this process,” says Urte Tylaite, the owner of Still House, a contemporary design shop located in New York’s East Village.
Still House presents like you’d imagine Urte’s apartment to be – simple, elegant, minimalist – a physical space reduced to its most necessary elements. “I am a true believer that less is more, but those items that we choose to surround ourselves with should be truly considered and meaningful,” she says.
From a stark white Hasami porcelain ceramic cup to a small wooden salt spoon, Still House carries jewelry, objects, stationery and home goods with an emphasis on work made by artists and designers from New York, Scandinavia, Japan and Europe. “I love work that feels honest,” Urte says. “That feeling is created when a designer is also an investigator with a passion for a certain material or idea. That energy creates a visual story, which always ends up being interesting and attractive.”