Dream in Plastic was born in 2007. It was the vision of friends Jenny and Diana who became friends in Kindergarten when Jenny gave Diana a unicorn bookmark (30 years ago). Obsessed with collecting vinyl art toys and dreaming of opening their own business, "Dream in Plastic" was spawned.
This webstore became a culmination of everything they loved & shopped for. They had always been notoriously good gift-givers (remember the bookmark?), and extended their playful and fun attitudes to their product offerings – an eclectic mix of housewares, designer art toys, cameras, vintage, accessories, bath & body items, socks, stickers and more.
After having to give up their sweet basement shipping warehouse in Brooklyn, they opened the current brick-and-mortar store in 2009 in the charming Hudson River town of Beacon, New York. They loved Beacon for it's arts-rich community and super-cool residents (& fast forward to current day - its plethora of great restaurants and craft beer). Being big art nerds, they also included a small gallery wall in the new space.
Jenny now runs DiP full-time and continues to curate the shop with the latest, greatest and most unexpected products. Dream in Plastic has expanded the gallery into its own dedicated space in the building and continues to host monthly art exhibitions. An opening reception and party (cupcakes!) is held on the second Saturday of every month of the year when the art exhibit changes.
Whether it be a snarky greeting card, a collectible art toy to keep you company at work, or finding that perfectly unique gift for that hard to shop for person - we hope we can bring a smile to your face!