Best Of 2017

Best Place To Find A Brush For Any Job

Hayes Shanesy and Rosie Kovacs are the duo behind Brush Factory, a contemporary furniture maker and storefront with a focus on beauty and simplicity inspired by fashion, art and the natural world. The new Brush Factory shop on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine is 2,300 square feet of space that accommodates both the house bff line of solid-wood residential furniture, and a collection of modern, minimal and well-crafted local, national and international brands of artisanal homegoods. Brush Factory started in 2009 when Kovacs and Shanesy combined their backgrounds — she studied fashion design and he studied industrial design, both at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning — by opening a working studio in a former brush factory in Brighton. Then in 2015, Kovacs and Shanesy won a $20,000 ArtWorks Big Pitch grant to expand their business into its current iteration. In line with their name and mission, Brush Factory does in fact carry a variety of handcrafted, beautiful brushes for very specific tasks, like dusting, swiping, scrubbing, etc. Brush Factory, 1417 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-278-7435,

Shops & Services
Photo: Phil Valois

2. Alliance Integrative Medicine

3. Arwa Atwan, Future Life Now

2. Wooden Nickel Antiques

3. Florence Antique Mall

2. Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

3. Brazee Street Studios

2. Michaels

3. Indigo Hippo

2. Kings Toyota

3. Joseph Toyota

2. CarMax

3. Beechmont Subaru

2. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire & Service

3. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Johnny’s Car Wash

3. AAA Auto Wash

2. PNC Bank

3. U.S. Bank