Dwelling Spaces

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Every hip little neighborhood has to have at least one hip little boutique selling rugs, furniture, and home decor suitable for installation in a hip little apartment.

I’ve seen them in Albuquerque. I’ve seen them in University City, Mo. And I recently visited one here in Tulsa’s Blue Dome District.

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Dwelling Spaces, located at 119 S. Detroit Ave. — just down the block and around the corner from the Blue Dome Diner — has everything a hip little boutique is supposed to have: tin wind-up toys; kitchen goods that look like something the early iMac designers would come up with; shag rugs; artsy clocks; furniture that looks as if it beamed in from Planet Eames; and my personal favorite, an extensive collection of MikWright cards.

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As with most boutiques, the prices are a bit steep, but it’s a good place to find unusual gifts, and many of the items are functional as well as fun, which makes it a little easier to justify splurging.

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Among the items I found interesting: Holga camera kits; “I Love Tulsa” baby onesies; a collection of Uglydolls; and a drain plug designed to look like the aftermath of a Mafia hit, with a chain connecting a little plastic man’s feet to the plug.

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Dwelling Spaces is open noon to 3 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free parking is scarce in the Blue Dome District, so bring quarters.

Grades:
Product: A
Value: B-
Service: A
Convenience: B
Overall: B+

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~ by redforkhippie on July 31, 2007.

2 Responses to “Dwelling Spaces”

  1. THIS IS AWESOME! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

  2. Hey, I really love old retro stuff and vintage furniture is one of my favorites. The old stuff was made well and lasts, not like the new cheap stuff.

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