Billing itself as a “creative niche for the exploration of concepts and ideas”, this design store opened in 2007 and has since become a local favourite. With an emphasis on fun and whimsy, the pieces here are from a roster of international designers, though a number of locals also feature. Many items are surprisingly affordable and smaller pieces like boldly coloured wall clocks or messenger bags made of old London fire hoses are ready to be slipped into your luggage. And even some furniture, like the bookshelf shaped like a polar bear, can be packed flat. Resin coat hooks in the shape of moulded human hands, Addams-family-Thing-style, make great gifts and are guaranteed to prompt some confused looks at airport x-ray machine.
Just north of Downtown Miami is Wynwood, an area that has become the epicentre of Miami’s transformation into a cultural destination. Once a rather shabby industrial area, many of the abandoned warehouses here have been converted into studios, cafés, galleries and excellent restaurants.
Elemental | 2399 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami | + 1 786 276 5955