Shop from Afar: The Hudson Valley


Being we may not see the inside of an airplane for some time, we have asked industry insiders around the country to share a few shoppable finds from their favorite artists and small galleries in the towns where they are isolated. Today, publicist Andrew Joseph of Andrew Joseph PR takes us on a jaunt to a few of his preferred design destinations in the Hudson Valley.

On March 13th of this year, after I canceled a trip to Brazil to experience the work of the Raiz Project and Brazilan Design, my partner and I came to our weekend home in Saugerties, New York located in the Hudson Valley for what we thought would be a week. Our home sits on four acres, on a country road with not a neighbor in sight, surrounded by a babbling brook in a clearing in the Catskill Mountains. The perfect place to quarantine. As we see ourselves here through the Fall, I worked with my client, Maryline Damour of the Kingston Design Connection to design and build a 25x 25′ fenced-in deer-proof garden. Audrey Hepburn said, “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” And while I have had some low moments during pandemic 2020 but more or less, life, business and my loved ones are healthy and thriving to survive.  

In this photo, I am wearing my “New York Strong” t-shirt. For every T-shirt sold goes to Ulster Counties Project Resilience. The mission of Project Resilience is to help families and front line responders in our community.  They are focused on feeding families who have been affected by this crisis as well as child care for those called to the front lines of the Covid-19 outbreak. 

This past weekend would have been the opening of Field + Supply a modern interpretation of traditional arts and crafts fair of a carefully curated selection of makers from the Hudson Valley and beyond. I certainly would have been there, shopping like crazy for my garden and home but since we cannot, I found a few items from Hudson Valley makers that will suffice!

This is our garden that was custom built by Maryline Damour of the Kingston Design Connection. This Memorial Day weekend, we were able to host our first social distancing dinner with our close friends. We were able to sit over 6 feet apart, laugh, eat, and enjoy the perfectly warm weather. 


The Rural Modernist: This Hudson Valley resident’s vibrant and colorful illustrations of modern people, places, and pets have been published globally by the likes of Chanel, Gap, and Mini-Cooper to name a few.

New York Heartwoods creates timeless, lasting wood furniture and custom designs that capture the beauty and history of the Hudson Valley’s urban forests. Using wood from storm-downed and urban trees, we fabricate enduring pieces so that trees can grow.

Sarah Mitchell-Davison of Arc Ceramics is a ceramic artist and designer living and working in West Kill, NY. Sarah uses traditional wheel and hand-building techniques to design and produce her functional ceramic pieces. Her work is a creative expression of form, movement and texture, fusing functional design with a distinctly modern, minimal aesthetic. 

Ken Landauer is the founder of Fn Furniture. He created, tested, refined, built, and finished the first two hundred pieces. Then he swept the shop. Now, he designs and develops each piece, from the cutting table to your living room. This outdoor chaise is a must-have.  

Working with antique Swedish looms, Stephanie Seal Brown creates handwoven goods that reflect her deep-rooted passion for thoughtful, process-driven design and honest materials. Her extraordinary linen tapes are currently available through Schumacher. Woven by hand from 100% linen, they’re earthy yet elegant, and perfect for decorating that is layered with textures and tones.

In 2018, Jay Teske Leather developed his Interior Accents collection, comprised of leather-wrapped handrails, handles, door pulls, and leather shelving.  He works with interior designers, builders, and individuals looking to bring a leather accent into their space.  I could totally use this swing in the yard or even Zoom from it.