Passing Analog Modern’s stall at BKLYN Designs, it was hard not to notice the many wooden butterflies that covered one of the walls and made their way into the company’s furniture. Wedged between each of three layers of air-dried walnut flitch, bleached maple
Coming from a family of woodworkers, it is no wonder that founder, Jeremy Pickett, launched his furniture company in 2009. After several years of apprenticing under other influential woodworkers in the city, Pickett found he was truly driven by a passion for
Maker of contemporary, sustainable furniture, Aellon’s pieces are manufactured in Indonesia. The Grace Line combines rustic steel and wood that from a 61 foot fishing boat that the team found while on a surf trip in Indonesia. Destined to be burned
Okamoto Studio has a long-history of talented ice carving skill. Founded by father-son team Takeo and Shintaro Okamoto in 2003, the artist collective has since grown and boasts clients from the event, hospitality, culinary, fashion, and media industries. They
Canstruction, sponsored by Arts Brookfield, takes place at the World Financial Center, and sculptures are scattered throughout the building. Each team will offer visitors a mind-blowing view of how cans can be transformed into gravity-defying works of art.
It was hard to pass by Peg and Awl’s stall and not be enthralled. The Philadelphia based husband-wife duo carefully laid out some of the many found treasures that they transformed into heritage items. They constructed a small wooden cheese board from reclaimed
With an the estimated increase of one million residents by 2030 announced in Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC report, housing will have to change to accommodate a growing population. Today, almost half of the NYC population is single and nearly a third of all households
Photo by Canstruction/Kevin Wick
NYC’s yearly Canstruction competition is back after facing delays due to Hurricane Sandy! The can-tastic competition pits participants against one another to turn over 100,000 food cans into creative works of art like giant
A range of designs were on display showing many diverse cat shelter approaches. Some, such as last year’s winner, Kathryn Walton of The American Street Cat, Inc. and Stonehill & Taylor, focused on sustainable materials. Walton used 300 empty aluminum cat
The Lower East Side Costume Swap and the Socrates Sculpture Park Costume Swap encourage the public to clean up past costumes, accessories, and funky clothing and contribute them to the wealth of disguise options for this year’s spooky night. Even those without
Queens-based First World Trash uses recycled billboards and seatbelts to create fun bags and accessories that are not only durable, but also speak to our over-consumption of goods and materials. We first discovered FWT at the New York International Gift Fair and
When Inhabitat stopped for a visit, Meg Paska, aka the Brooklyn Homesteader, was tending to seedlings. What started as a love for homebrewing and gardening in Baltimore quickly evolved into a beekeeping enterprise after taking a course in 2004. For those
A few years ago, when Ramsey of Raad Studio learned about a huge, unused space below Delancey Street, he began thinking of how to create what could potentially be deemed the world’s first underground park. Built in 1903 and abandoned since 1948, the former
Based in Williamsburg, BKO was founded in 2010 by Martin Stankiewicz and Stetson Hundgen. The company offers weekly getaways that encourage New Yorkers to take full advantage of the natural landscape just outside city limits. Promoting an active lifestyle,
Meckseper’s initial inspiration came from a trip to Electra, a now desolate town that was once famous for being the oil capital of Texas. The huge mid 20th century oil pumps provide the base from which the scale models are designed. As an artist known for
Embedded in a community of artists, Russell and Neville have selected a diverse group of artists to create the second layer of what will be a year long project. Cycle two is represented by the works of Claw Money, Eiknarf, Julius Klein, Kenny Rodriguez and
INHABITAT: How long did the renovation take?
Marcia: It took about three months, but then it took a little longer for everything to be finalized.
INHABITAT: When you were thinking about the furniture, did you search for new items or rearrange what you had?
Bethany is not alone in her pursuit. Teaming up with her sister Jenna Mallett, Bethany focuses on the design aspects while Jenna creates nature-inspired and nautical illustrations that embellish many of the products. Designs include napkins, pillows, mirrors,
Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville saw the perfect opportunity to make their mark on one of their favorite neighborhoods in the city with artwork and proposed the Centre-Fuge Project to the 1st Street Block Association. A few months later they received the
What began as a personal fascination for creating hand made objects from found materials was largely inspired by Malbrough’s upbringing. “All the furniture in our house, my Paw Paw made. My grandma would reupholster things or make our clothes. Making things
One company of note at the New York International Gift Fair, Colors Tokyo operated by MSY Inc., blends traditional craftsmanship with natural materials to create unique designs. A series of bamboo, redwood, and zebra wood iPhone cases are sure to be a sustainable
With much talk about the forthcoming New York City Bike Share, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Alta Bicycle Share have been giving sneak peaks of what’s to come. Inhabitat caught them at the Essex Street Market this past Saturday where representatives
The new pier is snuggled between the elevated FDR Drive, huge ships that are docked at South Street Seaport, and the open waters of the East River. Following the hexagonal paving along the existing esplanade, visitors will immediately notice the slick red
Allard van Hoorn is a truly international nomad. He consistently produces groundbreaking installation, sound and performance based pieces that take place simultaneously across the globe. His recent project at Storefront for Art and Architecture was inspired
The new interior facility accommodates the specific social, physical, and educational needs of those it serves. The design is transparent and open, encouraging collaboration. Glass-enclosed stairways connect the floors and classrooms are designed in pairs