A Store Devoted to Boosting Well Being
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Located in a 1750s sea captain’s house in Sag Harbor, New York, Wellnest is a concept store devoted to "sustainable health and overall well being." Founded by NYC internist and radio health show host Dr. Richard Ash (he stripped the house to its original timber beams and preserved the uneven floors and other historic features), the shop is set in a series of wellness-themed rooms with an emphasis on good design: wander through the space and you'll discover an apothecary stocked with vitamins and alternative remedies, an organic juice bar, a Le Labo parfumerie, and the Eco Room, featuring a wide selection of "eco-practical" housewares and furnishings. Wellnest is located at 125 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Above: The mid-18th century sea captain's house is cloaked in white including it shutters. Above: The palette continues inside: The exposed lath walls, the cable spool table, and the wide-planked floor are unified with a coat of white paint. Above: Spools of twine serve as scissor holders. Above: The vitamin room is stocked with Dr. Ash's Pure Essentials line. Above: A wall mural made from elegant paper picnic ware from Japanese company Wasara. See our post on Wasara Paper Goods . Above: In the Eco Room, sustainable wares are displayed atop vintage cable spool tables. Above: Wood Magno Radios and Torch Flashlight, both by Areaware. Above: In the Le Labo room, a wall is stripped to the lath. Above: A DIY curtain made of reused fabric and rope on iron hooks Above: A selection of Sebo Vacuum Cleaners , which are known for their superior filtration (and are used in the White House and Buckingham Palace). Above: A serene lounging space under the rafters. For more wellness-related posts, see Jackie Ashton's 10 Secrets for a Better Night's Sleep and 10 Reasons to Bring the Outdoors In . And did you read last week's post 10 Ways to Live with Less from Zero Waste Home ? N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 24, 2011 as part of our Shades of White issue.