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New York Times

The New York Times recently profiled Demolition Depot / Irreplaceable Artifacts founder and owner Evan Blum in the N.Y. / Region section of the paper. In the article, Evan discusses his vast inventory of architectural artifacts, his lifelong commitment to historic preservation, and his future plans to further the appreciation of architectural history.

111 Shops in New York That You Must Not Miss

"An almost museum of artifacts!" This is how Demolition Depot is described in the upcoming travel guide 111 Shops in New York That You Must Not Miss published by Emons. The book is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting, intriguing and off-the-beaten-path shops that New York City has to offer. It is an invaluable guide for tourists and locals who want to get the most of the NYC shopping scene. Even the most seasoned New Yorker is sure to find an undiscovered gem. Treat yourself to a copy, or surprise a friend with a thoughtful (and useful) gift.

The guide is available now through Amazon.com. You can also visit Demolition Depot to pick up your copy and view a large selection of our inventory of architectural artifacts.

Architectural Digest Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest recently featured the restoration of a 19th century Harlem townhouse. The owners, newly relocated from Los Angeles, converted the property from a bed and breakfast into an elegant single family residence perfectly suited to their busy careers and lifestyle. Two marble fireplace mantels and a bar sourced from Demolition Depot proved to be ideal pieces for the space.

An earlier issue of Architectural Digest features the stunning renovation of a 1930's Old Westbury, New York mansion under the direction of interior designer Steven Gambrel. The designer sourced several interior lighting fixtures from Demolition Depot and with an impeccable creative vision, used them throughout the space. Many are featured in the article. Elegant wall sconces flank a piece from the owner's art collection in the living room. In the kitchen, two fixtures were carefully restored and have prominent placement over the island. Bank lighting was repurposed to create a hanging fixture for the billiard room, and a stunning art deco piece was chosen for the bathroom. Additionally, Demolition Depot provided the large clock featured in the kitchen.

Business Insider

"Somewhere between an antiques dealer and a salvage yard, the company sells the items to people restoring old buildings or looking for weird, original features. This is where you go if you need 16 vintage bathtubs for a Hamptons summer home or an original front door for a Park Slope brownstone. Items from the collection also end up in bars, restaurants and hotels all over the country. The Art Deco bar at The Odeon. The mirrors, and the bar at Balthazar. The glass doors, huge clock on the front, and many other interior elements at Lavo. Interiors at the Bowery, Jane and Maritime hotels. They rent to TV and film crews, outfitting sets for Law & Order, Boardwalk Empire, and famously, the bathrooms in Sex And The City."

New York Magazine - Home Design

Prandial opens in the Flatiron District with a stunning bar courtesy of Demolition Depot: "The vintage bar was an important part of Cafiero's vision. He found the late-nineteenth-century treasure at Demolition Depot. "The decor gods smiled on us that day," says Cafiero."

New York Times

Sean MacPherson, hotel and restaurant owner, and collector turns to Demolition Depot in search of unique items for his collection. "Recently, he shopped for other unusual specimens. First stop: Demolition Depot, a Harlem salvage company where one entire building is devoted to old mantels and fireplace accessories. "I like old materials, things that have been touched by time and aren't easily duplicated," he said, focusing on a 19th-century Baroque-style screen of wrought iron and bronze. "I definitely like the size, the detail," he said, noting the ecclesiastic central cross design, candle finials and swing arms that can hold tools."

Additional stories: Demolition Depot acquires a piece history from the 21 Club in NYC, At This Brooklyn Church (Church of the Redeemer), Everything Must Go

ELLE Decor

"Salvage expert Evan Blum, the owner of the Demolition Depot in New York City, offers tips on navigating the market."

Racked New York

When Jason Jean, fashion photographer and founder of Citizen Couture, is shopping for design elements for his home, he heads to Demolition Depot. "When I moved into my apartment, I was looking into salvage doors to use as sliding closet doors. I wanted the look and feel of the blue doors that you would see in Paris. The Demolition Depot in upper Manhattan is a large warehouse that became my destination to find reclaimed doors with interesting designs. Their warehouse is filled with vintage plumbing fixtures, doors, windows, shutters, chandeliers, and more.

Woman's Day

"Demolition Depot - This salvage specialty retailer maintains several thousand vintage and antique doors, neatly organized by type and style in its large New York showroom (216 East 125th Street). While the inventory changes regularly, it always offers a full range of wood doors (painted and unpainted) and a variety of styles, including French and English Country, Art Deco and more. If you want matching doors throughout the house, the company offers many sets, rescued from large estates. Prices start at $75 for a plain, distressed vintage door and climb to several thousand dollars for unique ones with decorative carvings."

Time Out New York

"...This new uptown venue, within view of the Triboro Bridge, fills four stories and a backyard garden. The bottom floor is devoted to lamps, mirrors and column pillars, interspersed with a few oddities, including an enormous gaming wheel from an early-20th-century Masonic lodge ($5,500) and several bicycles built for two ($375). The second floor houses an impressive collection of heavy antique doors, and on the third floor, there are enough porcelain bathroom fixtures to keep aspiring Duchamps happy for decades..."

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