When my husband Alex and I first began discussing opening Alcove, we knew we wanted to provide a space where visitors could view smoking tools and accessories through a new lens.
Because we were on the hunt for beautiful, interesting smokeware for our own house, we knew there was a new wave of design-forward and expertly crafted accessories being produced by artists across the US and abroad. We wondered what it would be like to have a shop that showcased glass and ceramic pipes in a way that inspired us to live openly with these beautiful objects, rather than keep them buried in a cupboard.
We now believe that smoking accessories of the caliber we stock should be considered a new addition to the greater home goods category - hence "heady home goods." By not only stocking the pipes and bongs our vendors make but also their jewelry, kitchenware, servingware, and more, Alcove showcases the multifaceted creative practices of these makers. We're settling into our Lower East Side storefront and hope you come visit soon. We love talking openly with our customers so we learn from each other and continue to build an inclusive, positive and responsible community around cannabis & hemp.