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New Andersonville Store Features Small-Batch Artisanal Housewares From Asia

A new retail store has opened on the Andersonville strip this month and features hand-crafted housewares from select craftspeople in China, Japan and the United States.

Five Elements Home or wŭ xíng (五行), which takes its name from the Chinese philosophy used to describe interactions and relationships between things, opened their doors two weeks ago. The store was founded in 2016 with its first store in Lincoln Park but has moved to the Andersonville neighborhood and set up shop in the old Turley Road boutique at 5239 N. Clark.

The store’s owner Yaoyu Tong developed the concept which offers its customers fine housewares created by independent artisans. Taking from the Chinese fēng shuǐ principles, the stores merchandise takes on a natural balance by evolving with the seasons.

The store currently works with over 70 independent producers bringing unique home goods of which no two are the same. You will be able to find  a wide selection of merchandise at Five Elements Home including textiles, ceramics, blankets, and tea sets.

With a respectful approach towards the cultures where the merchandise was created, the company is promising to introduce customers to an even wider array of artisans at the new Andersonville store.

Five Elements Home is open Thursday – Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. They are closed on Wednesdays.

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