80 East 7th Street
Store hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12-6
Lisa Fox, owner and proprietor of lf8, has a passion for world-travel, storytelling and handmade textiles. On her tireless gathering missions, she has been fortunate enough to cross paths with exceptional designers the world over and be inspired by their industry and artistry. Having forged alliances with countless creative communities abroad, after moving to the East Village in 2011 she longed to connect to her immediate neighbors. When a shop front opened just down the block from her house she saw an opportunity to curate a small gem of an event and retail space.
lf8 will bring the globe to that small space, offering a carefully-curated selection of hand made items from around the world, and an intimate setting for related cultural events. Small parties and lectures relevant to the crafts and communities represented in the shop will be presided over by scholars and artists. Sales and events focused on various regions of the globe will be rolled out in rotation from now through the holiday season. A portion of proceeds from sales will be plowed back into the cottage industries from which many of the goods are sourced, empowering under-served craftspeople in Africa, Asia and the Sub-Continent. In addition, celebrated American artists and designers will collaborate with LF8, offering limited edition original designs destined to become collector’s pieces.