Finding apartment furniture can be a challenge and in a world where “one-of-a-kind” products are becoming scarce, the Williamsburg based furniture design company “Recycled Brooklyn” draws attention to the value and uniqueness of recycling, reusing and bringing back the handmade object. Recycled Brooklyn likes to “make stuff out of other stuff,” using reclaimed wood, recycled ..read more..
A beautiful video tale by Brazilian film director Ian Ruschel and photographer Gabrielle Mo as they film their trip through “hipster heaven” Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Ian, a filmmaker for Zeppelin Films in Porto Alegre, is usually seen directing big brand advertising campaigns, however, with Gabrielle, he has created some of his most captivating work. Combined with her eye for beautiful ..read more..
Craftsmanship had a pretty smooth sail, until the industrial revolution of the 19th century displaced most mastery from its historic role of the more specialized, skill-based user of tools for the machine-made world. An unfortunate side effect of the whole mechanization was that, in time, practically all traditional crafting, from carpentry to the butcher store, had been pushed from mainstream ..read more..
Politics are not everyone’s slice of pie, but the fact is, whatever side you’re on, if you have the right, you should get out there and vote. Based in (the ever creative) Brooklyn, Apartment One teamed up with Rock the Vote and Simon Issacs to design and implement a non-partisan campaign urging the budding generation to do just that. The result is both ..read more..
From March 16 to July 8, Brooklyn Museum will show Keith Haring: 1978-1982, the first large-scale exhibition that explores the early career of one of america’s most popular and well-known artists of the twentieth-century. The exhibition chronicles the period in the artist’s career from when he left his Pennsylvania home and arrived in New York city to attend the school ..read more..
Williamsburg, Brooklyn is quickly changing shape these days, especially when it comes to the influx of delicious restaurants. Recently opened on Wythe Avenue in Brooklyn is ISA, a cozy, rustic eatery with a simple wood sign. Designer and restaurateur Taavo Somer together with chef Ignacio Mattos have pieced together a new and unique atmosphere which they describes as “primitive modernism.” Somer ..read more..
Farmers’ markets, organic groceries, CSAs: They’re a great way for conscientious urbanites to snap up fresh produce. But the fact is, farm-to-table foods aren’t cheap, preventing many low-income families from eating healthy. That could change with the Greenhouse Project in Brooklyn. This conceptual “pop-up farm” would be built in Cypress Hills, a low-income neighborhood with extremely high obesity ..read more..