Hedgehouse Comes to SoHo

woman-506120_640Nothing says sleep like Hedgehouse, the lifestyle brand that manufacturers throw beds, half beds, throw pillows and head board cushions. Their products are incredibly inviting and lovely to look at.

Now, at 41 Perry Street in SoHo, you can enjoy their wares for a short time only. The Hedgehouse Pop-up Shop has arrived and will be up from July 1 through July 31.

Be one of the first to visit the temporary location and to walk away with divine products for the bed and home. You won’t be disappointed.

New Perfume Comes to SoHo

The cult perfume line based in Stockholm called Byredo is now coming to New York. Ben Gorham is here to supervise the opening of his store at 62 Wooster Street. He has made a name for himself with his attention to detail and willingness to pursue whimsical ideas. He founded Byredo in 2006 and wanted to “translate memories into smells.” Mr. Gorham is actually an outsider in the perfume world that is dominated by the French, or at least those trained in France. But he’s used to being different.

Born in Sweden to an Indian mom and Canadian father, he was in love with basketball enough to play professionally in Europe. He quit, however, at 26 to get a degree in fine arts in Stockholm.

Today, he is based in Stockholm where he has a wife and two daughters. The SoHo store will be his second, as his first is a small store in Stockholm. While selling perfume, candles and lotions, it will also have leather-goods and hardware.



Business Advice in the New York Community

If you’re in the business community, it’s always helpful to get advice from others in the same boat. Bruce Shalett of BS Freeman Capital LLC offers business advice on the blog on his website.

Introducing himself and his mission on the blog, Bruce Shalett writes, “My path has been very atypical – – not what one would generally expect from someone with my background; Wharton undergrad and Harvard Business School. I’ve met so many interesting characters along the way, and found myself in so many unusual situations, that I feel uniquely qualified to offer my spin on the “things they never taught you in business school” treatise.”

He then offers advice about business interactions. As he writes, “The most important lesson I’ve learned about business and investing is that its ALL about the people. Whether as a partner, an employee, or a co-investor, the most critical factor for success is the quality of the people involved. What does “quality” really mean? This most certainly doesn’t refer to a person’s educational pedigree; candidly I’ve dealt with many people with impressive credentials that I wouldn’t trust to take care of my neighbor’s dog (and most certainly not my dog, Toby). For me its really about integrity and honesty, a shared sense of commitment, a focused and unwavering work ethic, and an adaptability to change on the fly. Give me a team of people with these characteristics, and I’ll go to war knowing that I’m coming home a winner.”