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SHOP Savvy Shopper · Necessities · Around the Sound

Zinc Art + Interiors WRITTEN BY GAREN GLAZIER | PHOTOGRAPHED BY KAITY TEER

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tray with a glass sake set and sushi rests on a long wooden table. It seems a bit out of place amid the rest of the items artfully arranged on the beautiful, grained surface. There are little boxes with wry sayings emblazoned on their lids, sumptuous scented candles in unusual fragrances, design books, and even specialty pencils for those who take great care in the selection of their writing implements. But at first glance, the Japanese-inspired lunch tray is an odd addition. Closer inspection reveals it to be decorative faux-sushi rendered in realistic plastic, and a Pyrex chemistry flask and beakers repurposed as a carafe and shot glasses. It is one of many items in Zinc Art + Interiors — a store owned by Laura Zeck and her husband, Jesse Doquilo — that appeals to a quirky sense of delight in the unexpected. “Our shop is constantly changing,” says Zeck. “I bring in things that inspire me, that are clever, or beautiful and functional.” … continued on the next page

North End Metro November | December 2015  
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