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Good News: The Goodee Pop-Up Shop at the Whitney

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Good News: The Goodee Pop-Up Shop at the Whitney

February 27, 2020

Not long ago I met Canadian brothers Byron and Dexter Peart at the Whitney Museum in NYC for tea and to check out their Goodee Pop-Up Shop, which has been open since last November and is slated to stay put until early spring.

I first became aware of Byron and Dexter through their luxury leather goods brand WANT Les Essentiels, which they founded in 2007; it quickly attracted a devoted following among style-conscious but understated urbanites. The brothers have that rare X-factor when it comes to style; you want to wear what they’re wearing and you want to fill your house with goods that they’ve chosen (I’m currently coveting a terracotta Skagerak Edge Teapot I spotted at their Whitney pop-up).

So when we learned that they had launched a marketplace for the home called Goodee, after selling WANT in 2017, we were curious. Goodee is focused on “purposeful, responsibly crafted home décor,” as they say. “We want to lead the charge in curating a marketplace that brings together the values of good design, good people, good purpose.

“We empower creators, makers, and consumers to make a social impact through a global marketplace that fosters transparent sourcing, upcycling, ethical treatment of its employees, and waste reduction.”

Here’s a look:

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Above: Byron and Dexter at the Goodee Whitney shop. “Byron and I have been huge fans and members of the Whitney for years, and while we live in Montreal, it has always been a cultural inspiration for us,” Dexter says.
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Above: The shop is located in the museum’s light-flooded lobby; color and texture are the through lines that distinguish the collection.
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Above: You can shop the collection at the Whitney online shop or directly from Goodee.
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Above: Goodee’s range of heirloom-quality pillows are made in Africa in collaboration with Ethical Fashion Initiative, the United Nations’ fair trade division. Working with the EFI’s weaving cooperative in Burkina Faso, each limited-edition pillow celebrates color, texture, and the people who make them.
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Above: A KTWP quilt by Vancouver-based artist Kyle Parent.
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Above: A terracotta Edge Bowl, made in Portugal for Danish brand Skagerak, features a glazed interior; it’s perched atop a stack of Creative Spaces books from the founders of LA design studio Poketo. (We’re also admiring the terracotta/brass/teak Skagerak Edge Teapot, which is one of Goodee’s best sellers.)
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Above: The Eperara Siapidara Lighting Series by ACdO combines innovation with time-honored tradition. Repurposing PET plastic bottles that would otherwise collect in landfills and rivers, this studio engaged Colombia’s expert artisans to design and weave its colorful plastic strips. (For more info, see our posts Fantastic Plastic: Lamps Made from Recycled Soda Bottles and At Home with a Master of Recycling.)
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Above: All of at Remodelista are big fans of the Tensira Mattress Bedroll and Cushion Cover collection at Goodee. Founded by Hamidou Diallo and Tuulia Makinen Diallo of the Republic of Guinea and named for their town, Tensira is a brand where traditional African craftsmanship and modern minimalist design intersect.
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Above: Another favorite from the collection: one-of-a-kind handwoven Pakurigo Baskets, made of vetiver grass by Baba Tree’s Ghanaian artists. See the full line here.

For more, see:

Oh, Goodee! Byron and Dexter Peart’s New Essentials for the Home

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