Two years ago Andrew Arrick and Michael Hofemann traded their New York City careers for a shop in Hudson, leaving behind a Brooklyn loft for an upstate farmhouse. FINCH, a lifestyle emporium in Hudson, New York, was named after the family of birds that have made their home above Andrew and Michael’s porch light. FINCH is a wonderful mix of modern and vintage, a mixture of styles that reflect the partners’ personal preference. Andrew’s twenty-year career with illustrious designers, Yves Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang, afforded him the opportunity to visit stores around the world. Inspired by Merci and Colette in Paris, 10 Corso Como in Milan, and London’s Dover Street Market he knew the kind of lifestyle experience he wanted to create for FINCH. Andrew loves creating the visual displays, the imaginative windows and the shop floor where he leaves ample negative space for ease of visual reference. Recently his window display was so admired that a client purchased the entire set up. Michael who had a former career in finance sources and buys the furniture as well as overseeing the accounts. Traveling to Sweden and Denmark he has developed a keen eye over the past two years. Andrew and Michael have created two very popular FINCH Candles, spring/summer and autumn/winter, both encased in porcelain that can be used as a vase or container once the candle has burnt down. They are intrigued by the idea of repurposing and are currently developing a bag line that will launch this fall, which will reflect their theme of mixing modern and vintage. Their customers are both local and visitors; they ship all over the United States and have even shipped an antique poster to a client in Mumbai. Andrew and Michael love their country lifestyle; Michael rises at dawn to walk their two wirehaired pointers, Mathilda and Gunnar, and is a keen gardener growing all types of vegetables. They love to entertain and are famous for their dinner parties; Andrew loves to cook, using Michael’s produce. Poster boys for the FINCH lifestyle, they are featured in an upcoming book on Interiors and Entertaining.
555 Warren Street, Hudson NY