Gifts from INstore guarantee a return invite
We all know the rules of being a good summerhouse guest: Be clean, be scarce and bring a killer gift.
Curated by LongHouse founder and textile designer Jack Larsen, INstore?s offerings are in sync with the global, handcrafted vibe of the reserve?s sculpture garden and art space. The store features picks from Larsen?s travels abroad in the off-season, such as bright, hand-blocked printed place mats from India ($6 each) and a tea-dyed scarf from Bangkok ($80), as well as items designed exclusively for the shop like the silk floral drawstring pouches ($160) made from Larsen?s personal fabric collection.
Our fave finds: a tiny ?art installation? plant designed by Yoko Ono, which grows the word love among the leaves when watered ($15) and a fetching striped recycled market bag that?s perfect for farm-stand foraging ($15).
Let the other guests bring the predictable sunflowers and Tate?s cookies--we know who?s getting invited back.
133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton; 631-329-3568 or longhouse.org?