s-K is a store and a club house and a laboratory. I sell my own line in the shop, combined with anything else I think will interest my clients-artwork, toys, furniture, glassware and ceramics (mostly made btwn 1940-1980), work by designers and artists I admire…
Ideally, walking into the store is a little bit like walking into my brain (on a good day).
about the shopkeeper
Alex Stadler is an author, illustrator, artist and textile designer. Born and raised in New York, Stadler graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. In 2010, Alex started stadler-Kahn textiles, and in 2012 the stadler-Kahn brick and mortar shop in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Stadler has written and illustrated ten books for children (including the Beverly Billingsly series – Harcourt) and adults (including What Willie Wore – Chronicle).
As a textile designer, Alex has created work for and collaborated with Comme des Garçons, Jack Lenor Larsen, Nina Campbell LTD, Todd Oldham, John Bartlett, Elizabeth Dow and babyGap. “Casino”, an upholstery fabric he created for Donghia, has been in continuous production for over 10 years. His work was presented in a one-man show at Drexel University in 2011.
Stadler’s first carpet design, Josephine – created in collaboration with Langhorne Carpet Company, the longest continuously operating Wilton carpet mill in the US – debuts in fall 2014.