An East Village Contemporary Design Shop With Upstate Ties
Still House | 117 E 7th St |

“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.”

Still House
Still House Spoons

  “If you need an obsession in your life — spoons are a great choice! Small, light, stackable and always exciting! From left to right: ceramic spoon by No Studios, ceramic spoon by Michiko Shimada, and all of the others come from Kenya.”

Still House Urte and Workaday Handmade

  “Beautiful ceramic cup by Workaday Handmade. Reminds me a little bit of Cy Twombly’s work, which I admired for years.”

Still House Stationary

  “Beautiful stationery, art-books, and jewelry…this image has it all covered. That’s all I love in life. Oh, and spoons!”

Still House Twine
Still House Mirror and Display Shelves

  “I love this mirror…besides making a horrible sound every time someone bumps into it (poor customers!), it also makes the space look much bigger than it actually is.”

Still House Hudson Beach Glass

  “A stack of bowls by Hudson Beach Glass based in Beacon, New York. A must visit. Take Metro North, which is a beautiful train ride in itself, get off at the Beacon stop, call their studio, and ask for John or Wendy Gilvey. Don’t let them get off the phone until they promise to show you around. Quite a few of my friends did that, and all of them said they had the time of their lives. If they happen to be off that day, go visit their gallery anyway and then stop by Dia.”

Still House Jewelry

  “From left to right: malas by Swallow, brass and copper bead necklaces by Iacoli & McAllister, hand-knotted necklaces by Takara jewelry, antique Indian bells, and Iacoli & McAllister again.”

Still House Display Shelves

  “I really hope these shelves don’t break one day…so many pieces!”


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