A good move

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 9, 2012

On a single shelf, a 1960s bell jar sits next to 19th-century ceramics, nestled inches from brand-new pottery handmade by New England artisans. Together, they look timeless, seamless — just as Paul Niski intended. His killer curatorial eye won't come as a surprise to local fashion fans: Niski's Good boutique has long been a go-to for jewelry and accessories, which dominated its snug digs at 88 Charles Street for more than a decade. But a few weeks ago, Good moved down the block to 133 Charles Street — and though the new spot is just a few steps away, the change is big. Niski now has four times as much elbow room, and he's expanded Good's small smattering of new and vintage home goods into an eclectic, well-edited mix of furniture, lighting, and décor offerings. The core of the new concept is the New England Modern Collection, featuring the work of regional jewelry makers, woodworkers, potters, blacksmiths, and designers, like recently launched handcrafted furniture line Richard Watson. (Don't let the dudely name fool you: its Brookline-based studio is actually the brainchild of designers Brooke Richard and Laura Watson.) But fans of the old Good needn't fear: the new space still has loads of unique accessories, from wooden watches and beaded cuffs to sculptural designs by Dennis Higgins, who crafts his metal jewelry using machines of his own creation. Good stuff, indeed.

GO: 133 Charles St, Boston | 617.722.9200 | shopatgood.com 

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