Sunday, October 14, 2007


DC has recently become a hot spot for excitingly chic new stores. Storefronts are popping up with everything from Nom de Guerre jackets to vintage Saarinen sidetables. A new contender in this arena of super-chic and in-the-know boutiques is RCKNDY at 1515 U Street. DC design-a-holics now do not have to travel all the way to Manhattan to get their fill at Moss in SoHo, they just have to pay a visit to this trend-setting storefront that is inspired by a candy store of times long past. Enter the store, walk past modern sofas and chairs that should be found in any urban loft, and you see the bubble gum pink candy counter complete with glass candy jars filled with all of your childhood favourites. Designers and mass production artists have their sweet goods all over this place. Everything from ceramic pistol vases to vintage inspired wall clocks to super graphic textiles and ghost acrylic candelabras can be found here. Almost any piece of vintage inspired ironic modernist decor can be seen. The experience can at first can be overwhelming due to the vast amount of "eye" candy on display, so make sure you have some time to browse, or just plan on making several visits. We thank David Dennis, owner and visionary, for the opportunity to incorporate highly intelligent and ironically modern design into our DC lifestyles.

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