Stepping into ABC Carpet & Home’s newest location in Industry City could feel full of contradictions: the old-fashioned mingles with the modern; clean and bold surfaces give way to patinas. It should feel full of contradictions, but it doesn’t – everything co-exists in a way that’s intentional and feels right. “Co-exist is the perfect word. It is a concept that speaks to our ethos,” said Colleen Newell, ABC Carpet & Home’s executive vice president. “We...
Photography: Ira Yousey Subject: Abigail Hibbs Neighborhood: Crown Heights Occupation: Works in finance at an art gallery Lived in Residence: 2 years Number of Rooms: There are five separate rooms, with a small entryway, and the living room/dining room being one large space. I had originally wanted to find an apartment that had a separate dining room, but I've ended up loving the combined living room/dining room. Roomates: Henri Broyard, partner, who is a painter and freelance art handler Abigail Hibbs and Henri Broyard...
PHOTOGRAPHY Ira Yousey SUBJECT: Molly Torres NEIGHBORHOOD: Prospect Heights OCCUPATION: Interior Designer for Homepolish LIVED IN RESIDENCE: 5 months NUMBER OF ROOMS: Five (Open Kitchen/Living Room, Bedroom, Office, Two Bathrooms) ROOMMATES: Fiancé (Harry Portnof of Greenway Records) When I stepped into Molly's apartment, I was swathed in bright natural light and greeted by a cheery grin. Having met Molly and her fiancé once before, the apartment seemed a natural reflection of who each of them is as a person. A mix of bright colors,...
Age: 27 Neighborhood: Williamsburg Most Likely to: Be the first one awake Favorite Quote: “As you wander on through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the donut, and not upon the hole.” Daniel King is a builder and a fixer. His mentality that “vintage is the future,” is what led Daniel to open Home Union, a curated store of vintage modern furniture store he co-owns with his wife, Meghan. Daniel saw a flimsiness in the...
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...
After a long run—and a Pulitzer Prize win—with The Boston Globe, and a four-year stint working for Bill Simmons at Grantland (RIP), Wesley Morris made the jump in 2015 to The New York Times, leaving full-time film criticism in the dust. As a critic-at-large for the Times, Morris weighs in on anything from the Art, Music, and Television worlds, with anything in-between fair game as well (film, of course, remains mixed in). Last year, Morris...
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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