Hawkins New York: A Curated Lifestyle Brand and Design Shop in Hudson, NY
339 Warren St | Hudson, NY
For product designers Nick Blaine and Paul Denoly, collaboration begins with admiration. Co-founders of Hawkins New York, a curated lifestyle brand and shop in Hudson, they work closely with makers and designers to help get their ideas and designs to market. Borne out of desire to decorate their 1750s Dutch Colonial farmhouse with modern but timeless touches, the partners set out to create their own line of home furnishing and decor with designs that mingle modern sensibilities with the utmost commitment to quality and value. Largely inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design, an appreciation for simplicity is at the helm of their brand, blending Nick’s minimalist style with Paul’s maximalist taste, all without sacrificing cleanness or color.
Housed in the former office of an old local newspaper with soft, natural light streaking the shop’s time worn floors, gray walls and gorgeous wares, the space is absolute eye candy for today’s design lover. Shoppers will find industrial lighting from Workstead, handcrafted furniture from Hudson-based designers Fern NYC and Slowood Studios, and the couple’s own line of products with items ranging from linen pillows and hand poured vases to recycled glassware and iron storage ladders. “We like to think we complement all the antique shops on Warren Street,” says Paul.
After nearly two years of being open, Hawkins New York products are now sold wholesale to 80 stores around the country with much of its growth credited to the organic connections the couple has formed with local craftspeople. “Open conversation with people literally coming off the street can turn into something amazing,” says Nick. “We sort of let fate take its course,” Paul adds.