For years, Foster's Urban Homeware in Old City, Philadelphia has offered a full line of luxury furnishings and home décor for both city-dwellers and suburbanites. Meanwhile, Foster's Gourmet Cookware, located in the historic Reading Terminal Market, catered to cooks seeking fine kitchenware and specialty foods. In the summer of 2007, the two stores finally came together under one roof, Foster's Homeware, at 399 Market Street. This 10,000-square-foot luxury-living paradise will have all of the elegant products Foster's customers have grown to love, plus more. The new "Apartment 399" section will house a multi-use loft-style space that will house a furniture showroom, cooking classes and a private event space.
Fortunately, customers who cannot make it to Philadelphia can still shop Foster's at -- where else? -- ShopFosters.com. With chic furnishings and décor from such upscale brands as Dwell, Viking, OXO, Staub and Umbra, there is something beautiful and unique for every room in the home.
The Bodum Fondue Set is made from stainless steel and comes with a glass insert that can be used for making cheese and chocolate fondue, or removed to prepare Chinese and Bourguignonne fondue. The Staub Family Mussel Pot, made from enameled cast iron, holds up to six pounds of mussels. It was specially designed by Francis Staub with a stainless steel strainer that separates the mussels from the delicious juices at the bottom of the pot, allowing diners to dip their mussels and French bread.
The CASCADE Floor Lamp, designed for Umbra by Henry Huang, features strands of chrome ball chain that form a sheer metal veil around a nickel-plated lamp with three rotating lamp heads. Also from Umbra is the MAGINO line of furniture designed by Karim Rashid. Made from acrylic, these stunning stools and coffee tables are futuristic, ultra-urban, and elegant in their simplicity.
The Gift Ideas section offers ideas for him and for her, as well as for chefs, designers, newlyweds and "the kid in us all." Customers may also browse by price. To see everything Foster's has to offer, visit their Web site.