If these walls could talk, they may tell some ghost stories. Or, just history. After all, history is what has helped shape the modern day, which is pretty fitting for a midcentury modern furnishings and décor shop. touchGOODS was once home to a number of businesses after the building was constructed circa 1873. It was a millinery shop, a barber shop, a furniture shop (fate!), and even an undertaker's establishment. We've gussied up the place a bit, and have expanded into the morgue - wait, we mean basement - for our newly opened showroom featuring Gus* Modern.
You know we love Gus*, and of course, great design, and have transformed this space to serve as a place for creativity and inspiration. A collection of living spaces pair various sofas and seating arrangements in neutral and bold tones with modern wood accents in the form of coffee and side tables; mixed materials like wood with metallic accents; sleeping quarters with a mix of throw pillows in shades of gray, deep navy, and neutral brown; and a balanced mix of décor styles that pair well together without looking too uniform. The process has been quite fun, and gives people a sense of what they can do with their own living spaces.
In addition to this new showroom space, touchGOODS has donned the walls with a collection of photographs by iconic rock and roll photographer and now North Forker Deborah Feingold. This summer pop-up exhibition features shots taken during the pandemic when Deborah was sneaking into boatyards to capture images of some of the finest, often unnoticed details of various vessels. Her story is quite intriguing, having worked with music legends like James Brown, Miles Davis, David Byrne, Aerosmith, The Ramones and B.B. King. In ICON, a six-part series taking a look at music through the lens, recently premiered with Deborah as one of the featured artists. It's a must-see: check out the promo featuring Deborah here.
Check out Deborah's work at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. in Greenport on Friday, August 20 during a special presentation and Q&A. On Sunday, August 22, touchGOODS will host a grand opening of Deborah's North Fork abstract boat series show at the shop! Light refreshments will be served by Touch of Venice restaurant. In the meantime, come explore the work and our new basement showroom at touchGOODS. Follow us on Instagram @touchGOODS for more updates!
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