At first glance North Hudson Antiques might be just another musty antiques shop. But venture inside and there's nothing ordinary about it, or the owners, Jeff and Jane Hudson, who opened this 2,000-square-foot storefront near MASS MoCA last year. "We have an eclectic collection and audience," said Jane. No kidding. The Hudsons, former electro-pop/punk rockers (their band, The Rentals, opened for The Clash in Cambridge in 1979) and artists (they founded the video department at the Boston Museum School in 1974) bring a creative sensibility to their selections. In addition to Iranian tribal rugs, 19th- and 20th-century furniture, ceramics, glassware, clocks, lamps, instruments, old photos and LPs, costume jewelry, pocket watches, knives, and other stuff, there's a fine selection of contemporary art: sepia photographs by Jane, geometric paintings by Jeff, prints by Richard Harrington, landscape paintings by Henry Klein, and others. The salon-style mixture acts as "a place of intersection" for locals and visitors alike. And Jeff's iPod provides a 3,500-song shopping soundtrack, covering everything from the Bee Gees to Dave Brubeck.
49 Main St., North Adams, 413-662-2221, Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., northadamsantiques.com.
(Text: Necee Regis; Photo: Necee Regis for The Boston Globe)