About

 

 

A.MANO Brooklyn is a creatively curated home décor shop featuring work by local Brooklyn artists, vintage finds and up-cycled fine furniture. We also have fun and clever gifts, stationery products and garden items. 

The store opened in 2020 as an e-commerce brand called Cain Sloan, which was a department store founded by my great grandfather in Nashville, TN in 1903.  When we moved into the new retail space at 585 Dean Street I rebranded as A.MANO Brooklyn to reflect the handmade nature of the work available in the store.

I have always tried to surround myself with the most interesting people and objects I can find.  I majored in Art History in college because I love looking at things and thinking about the people who make them and the role they play in our world.  I started A.MANO Brooklyn to support my creative community and to provide a safe and vibrant space for creative gatherings.  

This project has been filled with joy for me since day one.  Some of my favorite days are my visits to artists' studios where we talk about art and their work--past, present and future.  Studio visits and meetings with artists and makers, and the joy I see on a customer's face when they discover the perfect object for themselves or a loved one--is a confirmation that this is where I'm meant to be right now.  

If you are an artist, designer or maker who creates fun and / or functional work for the home please reach out.  I’d love to hear from you!  Email me.

Katherine Wells
Founder & Owner