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Walk into any Brooklyn home goods boutique and you’re bound to stumble upon whimsical designs by Cold Picnic—cushion covers and woven bathmats emblazoned with casually sketched body parts, hand-knotted macrame plant hangers, plush rugs in desert-landscape palettes, quilted throws in abstract colorblocks. Launched in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Phoebe Sung and Pete Buer, the label has evolved from its early years as a women’s accessories line to a full-fledged interiors endeavor (though you can...
Why go to an office when you can live in your office? From musicians to fashion designers to visual artists, more and more creatives are choosing to take their work home. All it takes is time, ingenuity, and the ability to work within a small to space to set up your own home studio—and then you never need to leave the house again. Brooklyn Magazine recently invaded (well, visited) the spaces of some our favorite...
In 2012, Laura O’Neill and Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen, co-founders of Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, opened a restaurant in Greenpoint. They called it Selamat Pagi, “good morning” in Indonesian. The menu was inspired by cuisine from that region and was also largely vegan. Behind the restaurant’s main dining room, the company produced every ounce of its organic and vegan pints. “When we took over the space and it had a kitchen we said,...
When you imagine classic New York City (like, for example, the booze-fueled tuxedoed roaring 20's), neon illuminates it. Delis, movie theaters, diners, performance halls, liquor stores—the social hubs that lined Manhattan were gilded with electrified tubes of rarefied gases, and gave the impression that this was a city of play and prosperity. Unfortunately, neon is finicky; and one by one the lighted show stoppers fell into disrepair, only to be replaced by cheaper fluorescents...

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