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Vaunted aesthetes Warren Muller, creator of coveted light sculptures, and RJ Thornburg, crafter of fabulous interiors, stepped their avant-garde right on up
to South Kensington, where they’ve added razzle-dazzle to an industrial-chic show-space with attitude — and ceiling — enough for two. 1522 North American Street, 215-627-5002, bahdeebahdu.com.
If you’ve long envied the tidy window boxes and planters of horticulturally inclined urbanites, pop by this NoLibs shop for stunning containers in every shape, size and aesthetic — from massive sidewalk urns to chic indoor vessels — and benefit from the owners’ 20 years of estate gardening expertise to help fill ’em up. 814 North 4th Street, 215-627-6169, cityplanter.com.
Mainline Green Home
The ’burbs just got a little greener: Berwyner Karen Parsons, who lived for a year and a half in pristine Alaska, has opened this elegant eco-conscious gift shop, filled with cozy organic baby blankets and onesies, Caldrea cleaning products, soy candles, bamboo serveware, green-living books — and fair-trade totes for taking it all home. 812 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, 610-644-7336, mainlinegreenhome.com.
The Wood Shop
Master craftsman David Thal has swept up the sawdust and customer-readied his Main Line workshop, so homeowners in the market for custom antique floors,
walls, cabinets and furniture can browse old-growth chestnut, oak and heart pine gleaned from barns and houses dating back to the 1700s. 214 North Warren Avenue, Malvern, 610-647-4190, thewoodshopmalvern.com.