From House to Home: Four Brooklyn Design Stores Pick Their Favorite Items For The Home



263 S. 1st Street, Williamsburg

Mark Jacobs Handcrafted Shaker Boxes, $50-$100; Signe Yberg Vessels, $82: Riess Enamel Canisters, $58: Eagle Blanket, $170; Katsufumi Baba Tea Pot, $110

What distinguishes Joinery from other Brooklyn home-goods stores?
We try not to think about fitting our offerings into any one category so that we can find products in unexpected places and sell anything we’re drawn to. This results in an original collection of things that may not live side-by-side anywhere else in the world but that can end up making perfect sense together.

What trends are you seeing for home design in Brooklyn?
Playing with the idea of outside and inside is something we find ourselves doing more and more when styling our shoots. Using rocks, driftwood and branches to accessorize a living space might be our unconscious reaction to Brooklyn’s growing passion for camping, surfing and the great outdoors. Beyond that, we’re drawn to the same things we’ve always been drawn to—The quality and the uniqueness that results from the use of traditional production methods will never go out of style which is why we expect the products we sell to outlive trends.

Describe a Joinery customer.
It’s hard to assign one type of customer to the store, partly because the products come from all over. Some are classic, some are contemporary, and we try to find things that people can connect to personally in different ways.


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