Still House is a destination for memorable objects to celebrate life’s special occasions.
Located on 9th street, in New York City’s iconic East Village, Still House is a curated shop that celebrates the materiality and ingenuity of timeless design. Here, a carefully considered collection of objects and fine jewelry invites all visitors to form lasting personal connections with each piece. Since opening in 2011, the shop has gained a reputation as a source for finding meaningful gifts to commemorate special occasions.
Still House honors mindful production and genuine, time-proven materials. These values are central to their ethos. Their designers and artists are inspired by different forms of creation, some contemporary and some rooted in centuries of tradition. No matter their approach, each designer brings an independent vision to their practice, extending a centuries long narrative of people creating both utilitarian and art objects. Human touch and expression are emphasized through a focus on one-of-a-kind pieces and small batch production, allowing for a stronger bond between the object and the owner.
The space is curated with a focus on art collectors, design savvy shoppers, and customers exploring the benefits of introducing objects made of lasting and honest materials to their homes. They work with our designers to bring a range of categories at varying price-points each season, and also organize special exhibits to engage our local community in conversation about creativity. Past exhibits include Formations by Pat Kim, What Hildegard Heard and Ash Drawings by Emily Johnston, and Antecedere by Yoon Young Hur.
Still House founder and designer Urte Tylaite is a Lithuanian born Pratt Institute graduate. Her admiration for the local design community inspired her to open Still House as a venue to showcase their work. Over the years, her travels and continued interest in design motivated her to introduce international studios to the Still House roster giving the locally produced work a new, larger context. Finding inspiration in the Minimalism of the 50s and 60s, she continues to participate in this creative dialogue through her own regularly released collections of jewelry.
Name : Urte Tylaite
Birthplace : Vilnius, Lithuania
Métier : Jewelry designer by day, dog whisperer by night
Sources of inspiration : design festivals
Sources of motivation : booksWhat makes you happy : friends and family, home-cooked meals, chocolate cookies, books, wine, and a record player
Favorite reads : from everything I read this year, the most moving by far was ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Favorite tunes : Nils Frahm at the studio, The Knife on Friday evenings, and Yo La Tengo on Saturday mornings.
Favorite foods : all roasted vegetables and kimchiBeauty tips : don’t compromise on face cream or your favorite hair product. Everything else can wait.
Favorite ways to unwind : listen to music, meditate, or take a bath.
What gets you in a working flow : deadlines 🙂
What are you working on now : some new arrivals for our SH Wedding collection.
Favorite motto / quote : “That’s what makes death so hard–unsatisfied curiosity.” from West with the Night by Beryl Markham.