Monday, June 8, 2009

More From BKLYN Designs

Here are a few more favs from the St. Ann's Warehouse show. The work was pretty inspiring to me. So glad to have to much talent in Brooklyn.

This was one of my "ooooo, nice" reactions to the Loop End Table by Carla Franciose. She's a Pratt student we'll have to keep an eye out for her. It's sooo, nice.

This melting chandelier was gorgeous. By Studio Vetro.

The Axonometric 2 Table was an exploration of an axonometric drawing of a cube. Made of 4 x 4 cedar wood it was a stunning combination of function and sculpture.

Didn't get the name of who made this, but I liked the sustainability idea.

These pieces are part of the Array Series by Jason Pfaeffle, another Pratt student. He uses a single cast component combined with wooden dowels to create this series.

This first piece is from young designers Levent & Romme. It's a cool weavescreen.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Not your Mama's wallpaper

Another great find at BKLYNDesigns was Flavor Paper formerly of New Orleans, but soon moving to Brooklyn! (in the beloved neighborhood of Cobble Hill.) The hand screened printing process will be on street level and serve as a public art display. They'll have a showroom upstairs. Think I'll have to check it all out. The designs and colors are very beautiful and yet they incorporate a great sense of humor. Look carefully and you'll see what I mean. This one's called Flower Pedal-ha.

Here's a detail in another color combination, called smores. Love it.

Design: Fruits of Design, Color: Sweet Potato

Design: Elysian Fields, Color: Antique Pink

This one's genius. Perfect for a Manhattan apartment!
Design: City Park, Color: Licorice

Design: Valencia, Color: Conch

Design: Power Plant, Color: Southweezy / Electric Company

Figure out which are your favorites.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Uhuru (pronounced oo-HOO-oo)

I spotted these tables and chairs at the BKLYNDesigns show in May. Really loved their simplicity. They're made by the sustainable furniture design company, Uhuru. Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn they focus on using local materials for produce their work from old buildings being taken down in NYC. The results are beautiful and satisfying to the soul.