Find a bold melange of urban treasures at this Old City shop.. In Short Nestled away in Old City is an eclectic showcase of urban styles and tastes that goes beyond your typical home furnishings shop. In an effort to inspire a more daring approach to interiors, owners R.J. Thornburg and Meltem Birey defied retail conventions of understatement by painting the shop's walls vibrant colors and mixing various styles and genres. Thornburg and Birey believe their bold approach to interior design inspires customers to follow their lead. The result is anything but common.