Tucked away in the heart of East Hampton, LongHouse Reserve exemplifies what it means to live with art in all forms.
The 16 acres of gardens reflect world cultures and inspire a creative life, as home to rambling flowers, sprawling lawns, soaring trees and thoughtful compositions, accentuated with sculpture by prominent artists — Buckminster Fuller, Yoko Ono and Willem de Kooning, to name a few — that have found a permanent place at the reserve.
But the items at LongHouse’s INstore are still looking for theirs.
Visitors can take a piece of the museum and garden home with them, by way of original and handmade items for collectors of all ages. Located inside the arboretum, the store carries jewelry, dishware, toys, clothing and, exclusively, one-of-a-kind quilts made from LongHouse founder Jack Lenor Larsen’s archival fabric collection.
“These quilts are hand stitched with a Japanese running stitch by fair trade artisans in Haiti. They make gorgeous throws or decorative wall art,” according to a press release, adding, “If you are in the Hamptons for a visit, you will not want to miss popping in to see all the gift ideas and accessories LongHouse has to offer.”
LongHouse Reserve is located at 133 Hands Creek Road in East Hampton. For more information, call (631) 329-3568 or visit longhouse.org.