about us


Apartment 528 is named after my amazingly gifted mother whose birthday is May 28th. I don't know where I'd be if she hadn't dragged me to hardware and fabric stores as a kid or showed me how to create beautiful things out of nothing!
I started Apt528 in 2007 as a blog where I shared the various DIY attempts of my first Boston apartment and showcased my favorite handmade pieces and vintage finds. But months of writing about my design loves and interviewing makers got me thinking...wouldn't it be great if all my favorite things were in one place?

After a year of procrastinating, the Apartment 528 online shop launched September 2009 offering amazing pieces by even more amazing makers, artists, and designers. Years later, we're still here peddling quirky, colorful wares to help you rest, work, play, cook, clean, and LIVE. We're on a mission to save boring apartments everywhere!