If you totally blew Mother’s Day and are scrambling for a belated gift, you may want to hit up The Standard, East Village this weekend — especially if your máthair is Irish. Makers & Brothers — a pair of Irish brothers who’ve done pop-ups in London, Dublin, and Berlin — have installed a shed in the hotel’s garden where they’re selling their own home goods as well as objects by likeminded makers. At a preview party last night, we spotted glasses by Irish crystal cutter J. Hill’s Standard, a stool by Irish woodworker James Carroll, napkins from Ferguson Irish Linen, scented candles inspired by Norse-Gaels, and some items designed by M & B: everything from cocktail muddlers to these cute stuffed animals.
There was also a crockery vase by Max Lamb, who last night was showing off his chiseling skills by carving perfect cubes from a block of ice.
And you can snag prints of wild botanicals created on-site, via hand-cut lino printing, by Superfolk.
The shed will be open from 10am to 7pm through Sunday. With the L train down this weekend and Brooklyn Flea harder to reach, this may be your best bet for that artisanal shopping splurge.