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Keep time in style with Westkill’s screen-printed wooden clocks at BKLYN Designs 2015

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Keep time in style with Westkill’s screen-printed wooden clocks at BKLYN Designs 2015

Conceived by two cousins born and raised in Brooklyn, Westkill combines sleek lines and bold style with minimally finished, rugged wood. The cousins, Joe Silver and Justin Horowitz, will be at this year's BKLYN Designs to showcase their made-in-Brooklyn screen-printed and hand-painted collection of wall clocks, coasters and decorative pieces. The pair's artistic background in painting, sculpture, metal gilding, faux finishing and architecture led them to produce these timeless, minimalist and functional objects that prove essential to a room and never excessive.

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Though originally from Brooklyn, Silver and Horowitz were fortunate enough to frequent a rural family retreat in a hamlet of the Catskills called Westkill, deriving inspiration from nature to hone their craft from an early age. Over the years, the duo set up shop in their native borough to create unique pieces from local raw hardwood including cherry, walnut and ash.

Each one of their pieces is completely unique to the cut of wood, letting the timber's natural ridges and warps enrich the final design. Their proprietary screen-printing technique transfers eco-friendly pigments onto irregularly shaped cuts of timber in graphic patterns and bold colors which overlay the wood's natural tone. Westkill's clocks can be customized in a wide variety of colors, stains and finishes.

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