A.MANO Brooklyn is a home décor shop featuring work by local Brooklyn artists, a few further afield, vintage finds and up-cycled fine furniture. We also carry an assortment of fun and clever gifts, stationery products and garden items. 

The store first opened in 2020 as an e-commerce only 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.

My dual intention for A.MANO is to provide a stable and reliable retail relationship for local artists, designers and makers and to provide my neighbors with access to work being produced by artists in their community. 

This project has been filled with joy for me since day one. The most joyful moments have been visits to artists' studios where we talk about art and their work--past, present and future.  Getting to know the artists validates for me that I'm doing the right thing.  These relationships stimulate a dynamic energy that keeps us engaged with each other and connected to our shared cultural identity. And, it’s fun!

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

Katherine Wells
November 2021