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Jonas Wood Silk Scarf
Brooklyn-based Massif Central invites contemporary visual artists to consider the silk scarf as their canvas, and their just-released second collection features collaborations with Julia Dault, Peter Halley, Chris Martin and more. With each in a limited...
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Fashion Designer Paola Hernandez's Brooklyn Showroom
Over a year after launching a flagship store in Mexico City, fashion designer Paola Hernandez has unveiled a showroom at the crux of Brooklyn's north and south Williamsburg neighborhoods. Aesthetically minimal and arranged for the maximum impact...
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Hand-Painted Wall Clock
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Aquamarine Water Drop Ring
Judi Powers has been making a name for herself with her whimsical, ethically-sourced jewelry collection, all designed and crafted in her Brooklyn studio. Powers' Water Drop ring is an understated stunner, with an aquamarine cabochon gemstone set in...
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Moon Rock Coasters
An out-of-this-world cocktail deserves a proper perch—nothing less than, say, the Principals' Moon Rock Coasters. Inspired by the cosmic beauty of asteroid fields and comet debris, the set of four comprises four prismatic slabs cast in concrete.
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Sling Wine Rack
An elegant hammock for your wine—this rack holds six bottles in its simple structure of cherry wood, steel and leather. There's an edge of clean Americana (and it's handmade made in Brooklyn), and it's sized just right for easy countertop placement...
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Lock Nesters
These 3D-printed puzzles by Brooklyn designer Fleet Hower are as challenging as they are brilliant in color and design. Pick from six unique designs and have it sent to your local 3D Hub, where you can personally pick up your Lock-Nester meet the person...
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Space Walk T-Shirt
Brooklyn-based illustrator Paul Tuller has taken his drawings out of this world with his astronaut-inspired (NASA's Ed White to be exact) t-shirt. Each one is hand-printed in small batches, and sure to inspire some cosmic vibes.
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d'emploi Holiday 2014 Collection
As we've seen in the past, waxed cotton is the material of choice for Brooklyn's d'emploi. Thankfully, that preference continues in their latest drop, geared toward holiday travel and defending against wet fall and early winter weather. Building...
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Hawaii, Then and Now Rug
Brooklyn-based designers Cold Picnic have added to their repertoire a line of wool rugs hand-tufted in India. The poetically titled Hawaii, Then and Now 2' x 3' rug features an abstraction of color with a natural feel.
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Conductor Flask
Surname Goods' Conductor Flask is made like an old tin can, whereby a thin layer of tin is lined to a metal exterior to prevent rust. Here, your portable tipple of choice gets encased in lustrous copper, which develops a natural patina over time.
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Ellie Irons and the Art of Survival in "Invasive Pigments"
The unofficial colors of NYC seem to be shades of gray and black, found in the wardrobes of the average resident to the concrete pavements and city streets. Though not entirely true, one color that is generally thought to be missing from view is...
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Cage Tape
For the elegant industrialist, Death at Sea has 3D-printed the stainless steel Cage Tape. The pocket tape measure runs 10' long from its exposed-mechanism body, with both standard and metric systems.
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Hand & Eye + MER Tote
You can tell just by looking at the Hand & Eye + Mer Tote that it's a bag that'll go with you pretty much everywhere. The rugged gray bag is made from truck tarp and canvas sourced in the US. There are no bells and whistles needed—it's roomy with a...
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Stewart & Claire Cocktail-Inspired Lip Balms
After working for eight years as a food editor at Food & Wine magazine, Kristin Donnelly manifested her longstanding love of blending ingredients by making unisex lip balms from natural ingredients with no artificial flavorings or fragrances—or pastel...
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Amigos Playing Cards
After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos...
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Ultraolive Taped Seam Dry Bag
There's nothing worse than needing to pack a pair of dirty running shoes or workout clothes into a (semi) clean suitcase of clothes—especially after a rainy day jog. And traveling is stressful enough without having to worry about the fate of your...
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Subway Series Jewelry by Shahla Karimi
Sometimes inspiration comes from the most ordinary experiences. For Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Shahla Karimi, that inspiration came from her daily commute. Drawing from the MTA subway map, Karimi has created a collection of rings and cuffs...
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Song of the Car: 1970 Cadillac de Ville Convertible
Skip the double decker tour buses. There’s no better way to see elegant Fort Greene, Brooklyn on a sunny fall day than through the wide windshield of a 1970 Cadillac de Ville convertible. Lean back and lean low on leather seats and embrace the essence...
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Interview: Tricia MacKenzie of Inter Space Lab
Our contemporary creative world is peppered with scientific and technological influences—exhibitions that feature stylized data mapping, molecular gastronomy, Maker Faire's everlasting dedication to the nerdy artist—it's truly a tradition that traces...
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Marcy & Myrtle by Harbor Projects
by Chérmelle Edwards At the intersection of Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stands a new cottage-like coffee shop of the same name, Marcy & Myrtle, by interior architecture and design build firm Harbor Projects, and one...
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FPOAFM's One-of-a-Kind Ceramic Artworks
Ceramics seem to becoming more and more like T-shirts, in which the cup or bowl becomes a vehicle for something catchy, cute or plain-old homey. One collective that's highlighting the neglected creative potential of the historic medium is FPOAFM...
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Cool Hunting Video: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility
New Yorkers have been required to recycle for over 25 years. While it's part of everyday life, what happens after the bags are loaded into a truck largely remains a mystery. We recently spent the day in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn to...
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Four Standout Makers at 2014 AfroPunk Festival
by Laura Feinstein Since its humble beginnings in 2004 as a small, free concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcafé in Fort Greene, Brooklyn the AfroPunk Festival has blossomed into a full, two-day cultural juggernaut with thousands of attendees...
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