One of my new favorite shops on the east end of Long Island is the General Home Store in East Hampton, a homeware emporium with a casual hardware store appeal. Discreetly located facing the parking lot in town, the shop is a venture of long-time business partners Ira Statfeld and Bonnie Krupinski, who also own three restaurants in town that are outfitted with fixtures and fittings gathered on trips around the globe. Local architect James D’Auria has created a straightforward, minimalist interior lined with sleek wood and metal shelving. The floor-to-ceiling shelves are densely packed with a carefully curated selection of homewares, including dishes and accessories from Pullivuyt, Bodum, Alessi, Revol, and Astier de Villatte. Some of our favorite linens from Society Limonta and Jan de Luz are also well represented, along with a vast selection of hurricane lanterns and candles. The General Home Store is located at 100 Park Place in East Hampton; the phone number is (631) 324-9400.
August 17, 2010 7:14 PM