Life is busy, there’s no doubt about it. Finding time to unwind and relax can prove to be a difficult task sometimes. There’s so much going on around us at all times and it’s important for people to destress, relax and just “zen” out. Places like Zazen Bear help you tap into your inner zen and find some inspiration, so that you can have access to everything you need to help you bring zen into your life and your home.
Zazen Bear, located at 497 Broome St., is a new Zen retail concept store that helps New Yorkers (and travellers too!) find that sacred moment of peace. I love the idea of a place being dedicated to helping others bring Zen into their lives and to provide everything one needs to turn their home into a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Some features of Zazen Bear include:
- Carefully crafted collection of products such as jewelry and home furnishing
- 2400 sq. ft store spread out on 2 floors
- Open staircase
- Harmonious live-plant vertical garden
- 3 interlocked rooms
- All natural material interior
- Hand painted white oak for all the custom millwork elements
- Natural oil finished white oak for the yoga studio floor
- Pietra di Vals for the main floor
- 3 types of plants for the vertical garden that require minimum light exposure to survive but act as air filter purifying the entire store
Zazen Bear was designed by Italian architect, Pierpaolo Martiradonna, to help provide customers with a 360° experience that creates a path from Zen to shopping by providing a sense of sanctuary and harmony that allows exploring through scent, texture and visuals. Since Zen is derived from the belief that everything and everybody is connected, each item is carefully crafted to evoke a sense of harmony, relaxation and tranquility when touched, worn or used to decorate the home.
Incorporating precious materials like diamonds, sapphires, gold and silver the jewelry collection spans from the Connected Ring Series (starting at $213.00 to $354.00) designed to represent the connection of the mind and the universe where our inner self intersects with the world around us; the Zazen bear monogram earrings featuring the iconic bear that represents harmony and inner peace (starting at $118.00 to $306.00); the Posey Bracelets of Balance, Meditation and Calm designed as a reminder to seek these three elements in the day (starting at $815.00); the Inner Stellar necklace a reminder to embrace the constellation of stars that represents our dreams and aspirations (starting at $538.00 to $931.00).
To offer a complete Zen and inner peace experience that consumers can also recreate in their homes or on the go, Zazen Bear has created a series of home décor objects and accessories that are a reminder to seek inner peace and harmony, like the Zazen Bear Ceramic Figure that placed where it can easily be seen throughout the day as a reminder to stop and breathe ($27.00); Aromatherapy Candle made with essential oils and 100% organic soy wax, they are available in different fragrances and come with a ceramic container featuring a Zazen Bear pattern that will project a changing pattern of light ($64.00); the Zazen Bear Key Ring replicating the gentle curves of the logo’s bear as a simile with balance (starting at $24.00 to $30.00).
Zazen Bear is a great place for people who want to find inner peace and incorporate it into their daily life. Not only is the store designed to help customers feel at peace and at ease, but each item is carefully selected to bring inner Zen into one’s life as well. This is a truly unique store that helps remind people to breathe, calm and find relax, no matter how hectic life gets.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, all views and opinions are genuine and my own.