In the mid-1990s, real estate mogul Craig Robins had a vision for the Design District. He didn’t want just shops, but a destination for creative business. Which is exactly why Adriana Hoyos knew she couldn’t be anywhere else.

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Lighting designer Lindsey Adelman found her new NoHo gallery space the old fashioned way—knocking on doors all along Bond and Great Jones streets until she located the ideal spot for her exquisitely rendered, handmade chandeliers, jewelry and home wares.

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The King of Convivial Home Décor, Jonathan Adler, can add a new job to his already brimming resume: Accessories designer. Yes, the mad potter (Viagra pill jar, anyone?) is entering the fashion realm with aplomb, compliments of his new collection of handbags, scarves, neckties, socks and small leather goods. And in keeping with what works for the home goods guru, the collection is all in good fun.

Birkins and Kelly handbags aside, Hermès dishes out (pun intended) some of the world’s most coveted fine china. And the French Maison’s recently launched thoroughly modern tableware collection, Rallye 24, is certain to rev up one’s engines compliments of its racetrack (yes, a racetrack) inspiration and graphic design. The Hermès’ emblematic anchor chain got a facelift and is playfully reworked as a motor speedway with its straight lines and oval corners. Vroom!

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If you’re a fan of Phil Collins (I mean, who isn’t unequivocally obsessed with “Sussudio” or “In the Air Tonight”?), one need only visit Orianne Collins.  The jewelry and fine gifts boutique boasts Reuge Music Boxes which play custom designed melodies by the Genesis front man himself.

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