These aren't exactly related to the shop but they are very interesting nonetheless. I spend a lot of time clicking around, trying to get a feel of what is going on in the world, here is some of my research.
neet magazine - if you ever wondered what magazines would look like if they only featured great indie products, here you go
domestic element - great, subtle, not-subtle, funny, thoughtful designs on textiles
juniper ridge - when i lived in the East Bay (California) i used to visit these folk at the farmer's market and inhale their douglas fir tip tea and soaps. it is such a homey smell to me and i love it but i don't know what new yorkers would make of it so i have been hesitant to stock these things...but you never know