Two creatives, one an agency owner who moonlights as a healer and furniture maker, the other, founder of jewelry line BRVTVS, come together as a couple and as founders of Calliope, a sanctuary for found objects and cool vibes.
Michael and Caroline Ventura, two of the most sincere and multi-talented individuals around, travel the world in search of things they like. The pieces are representative of some story, big or small and are given a home in the Ventura’s West Village store.
From furniture and lighting, to odd bits and collectibles by a myriad of designers, the things found in what was once a chandlery, are meant to bring joy to the buyer or peruser. The duo encourages people to wander in and out take time to linger, chat or just read in the hope of creating a special kind of experience — a departure from the hum-drum way of shopping.
Calliope also hosts workshops and serves as a community living room for the neighborhood’s creatives.