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Gowanus Open Studios: Framed by Rezoning, A Portrait of Our Top Pit Stops

Proposal illustration of development along the Gowanus Canal, via the Department of City Planning Gowanus, a Brooklyn neighborhood iconic for the eponymous polluted canal that runs through it, is zoned for light to mid-manufacturing, and is one of the New York City neighborhoods that, in complement to its current zoning, is a welcoming environment for makers of all sorts: fashion, furniture, product, printmaking, photography, painting, ceramics, sculpting, textiles, architecture, glassblowing, d...
Tags: Design, New York City, Events, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Kohl, Brownstoner, Fletcher, Thornton, Stan, Szymanski, Gandy, Gowanus, Design News, Design Business, Gowanus Canal

Stripe Throw Blanket

With panels of subtle hues contrasted by candy colors, this knitted throw blanket is undeniably the work of Brooklyn-based Dusen Dusen. Made from 100% cotton, the Stripe Throw Blanket is super-soft and sizable, at 50 by 70 inches.
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Interiors, Decor, Blankets, Bedding, Nesting, Dusen Dusen, Throw Blankets

The many faces of Brooklyn – in pictures

Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have spent the last five years trying to capture the life and soul of the New York City borough on film and have brought together their greatest images in a new book called Brooklyn: The City Within Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, New York, New York City, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb

Interview: Behind Niyya’s Design-Minded Prayer Mats with Founder Myhra Mirza

Balancing tradition and style, the brand encourages expression of identity with pride Religious wares are almost always traditional, ornate, or even outdated, and it’s understandable considering they’re rooted in rituals that are thousands of years old. Rarely does a religious or symbolic item manage to be functional and authentic, while also being updated. But for Brooklyn-based designer Myhra Mirza, prayer mats (used predominantly within the …
Tags: Travel, Design, Religion, Tradition, Brooklyn, Islam, Homeware, Blankets, Made in America, Mats, Hand-Woven, Myhra Mirza, Niyya, Prayer Mats

Design Job: Fab Job Opp as an Art & Sculpture Fabricator for Jen Lewin Studio in Brooklyn, NY

Jen Lewin Studio creates large scale, interactive public artwork, exhibited worldwide. We are looking for a creative and committed individual to join our small Brooklyn team. In this role you will work directly with Jen Lewin and her small team to build several new large interactive sculptures being exhibited worldwide. You will help fabricate, assemble, and repair new or existing interactive artwork, and will travel as needed to help with exhibition installations and design support.View the fu...
Tags: Design, Jobs, Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY, Jen Lewin

NYC bans processed meats served in public schools

In an effort to improve the Big Apple’s public health, all processed meats will no longer be offered at New York City public school and public university cafeterias. That means no pepperoni, bacon, cold-cut deli meats, sausages or hot dogs for lunch. The new ban follows on the heels of the city’s successful test-run across all city schools of Meatless Mondays. Policymakers and education officials say the decision to adopt Resolution 238 is thanks to scientific evidence linking disease and other ...
Tags: Health, Design, News, NYC, New York City, Brooklyn, Schools, World Health Organization, Sustainable Food, Eat & Drink, Big Apple, Processed Meat, Eric Adams, National Cancer Institute, Plant-based, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Brooklyn’s New Natural Wine Bar, Rhodora, is Entirely Waste-Free

Both challenging and hospitable, the space sets a new standard for eco-friendliness in the industry 197 Adelphi Street (in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood) is no stranger to sustainable businesses. Originally housing the carbon-neutral Oberon Group restaurant Mettā until July 2019, the address has a new tenant: Rhodora, a waste-free wine bar under the same ownership. But if you ask Henry Rich (owner) and Halley Chambers …
Tags: Design, Bars, Sustainability, Brooklyn, Drinking, Wine, Eco Friendly, Food + Drink, Fort Greene, Wine Bar, Wine Bars, Silo, Rhodora, Oberon Group, Waste Free, New Natural Wine Bar Rhodora

This Conceptual Cookbook Riffs on Art, Design, and Taste (Literally and Figuratively)  

While conducting unrelated research for her dissertation, architectural historian and design writer Esther Choi stumbled across an elaborate, illustrated menu developed by Lászlo Moholy-Nagy for a dinner honoring Walter Gropius in 1937. The serendipitous find inspired Choi to start creating her own recipes inspired by artists and designers. Those dishes set off a series of dinner parties at Choi's home, during which she surprised guests with plates like "Florence Knoll Rolls", "Frei Otto Frittat...
Tags: Design, Book Reviews, Brooklyn, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Laszlo Moholy Nagy, Walter Gropius, CHOI, Fischli, Gropius, Esther Choi, Richard Serradura, Weisscream

Stitchroom, a Custom Upholstery Platform, Grows Into Its Own in Brooklyn

Three years ago, Ella Hall was on the phone with yet another interior designer griping about a failed custom upholstery project. In her then-role in client services at Homepolish, a design company connecting end clients to interior designers (which, as of this month, has shuttered operations), her job was to act as the middle-person – a position that primarily involved troubleshooting projects before crisis struck. This call, like so many others she regularly fielded, was due to a miscommunicati...
Tags: New York, Design, Brooklyn, Upholstery, Hall, Furniture Design, East Village, Homepolish, Design Business, Claire Esparros, Bluestone Lane, Ella Hall, Stitchroom Photography, Ella Hall Hall, Stitchroom, Greenpoint Stitchroom

Revel's New Electric Mopeds Might Be Annoying, But at Least They're Electric

(Revels are not allowed on sidewalks) New York City's latest entry in the quest to fulfill it's imposing transportation needs is the moped-sharing, start-up called, Revel. 1000 of their blue and black moped's appeared in Queens and Brooklyn earlier this year and unsurprisingly, they have already become a point of contention among residents. Though not nearly as dangerous as cars, many have expressed concern when it comes to the danger they may pose to rider and pedestrian alike (the Department o...
Tags: Design, Washington, New York City, US, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Queens, Panasonic, Department Of Transportation, Pittsburgh, Citylab, NIU, Tesla Lithium, Paul Suhey, Scoobi

Art Classes Instead Of Court Dates For Misdemeanor Offenders In Brooklyn

“People arrested on low-level misdemeanors in Brooklyn will now have the option to complete a one-day arts course at the Brooklyn Museum instead of ever having to appear in court, thanks to a newly expanded diversion program [called Project Reset] offered by the Brooklyn District Attorney.” – Brooklyn Eagle
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Visual, Brooklyn Museum, SJ, 10.02.19

The Arrivals’ Extreme Climate-Themed NYC Pop-up Shop

Digital-exclusive outerwear and accessories brand The Arrivals has presented this year’s FW collection at their annual NYC pop-up shop. Titled OutThere Lab, and designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based experiential strategy and design shop Early Spring, the venue itself highlights the functionality of the pieces through spaces (divided by translucent polycarbonate partitions and) dedicated to extreme microclimates—where the accompanying pieces near each weather-oriented display are organize...
Tags: Accessories, Design, Style, NYC, Clothing, Brooklyn, Stores, Clothes, Apparel, Linkaboutit, Outerwear, Store Design, Pop-Up Shops, The Arrivals


Parisian photographer, JF JULIAN is doing a summer residency in Brooklyn with an open studio. «Since 2010, I m engaged in an ongoing correspondence with famous nude models. This is the first look at this 10 years night exploration with images gathered from all over the world. It’s project FIREFLY....Read more »
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Open Studio, JF JULIAN

The Hidden Nature of the Feminine Soul

Exhibition Luciana Gomez: The Hidden Nature of the Feminine Soul July 19 – August 27, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, July 19, 6-10PM Duetto Arts is pleased to present “The Hidden Nature of the Feminine Soul” the first solo exhibition in Brooklyn dedicated to the emerging Argentinian artist Luciana Gomez. A...Read more »
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Exhibition, Luciana Gomez

**Call For Artists: The Other Art Fair Brooklyn**

**Call For Artists: The Other Art Fair Brooklyn** Brooklyn Expo Center, Nov. 7-10, 2019 The Other Art Fair returns to the Brooklyn Expo Center to present its final edition of 2019 (Nov. 7-10, 2019). The Other Art Fair provides a unique platform for artists to showcase their work to gallerists,...Read more »
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Call For Artists, Brooklyn Expo Center, Fair Brooklyn Brooklyn Expo Center

Artist installs nature-inspired tiny house made out of recycled glass and plastic in Times Square

Brooklyn-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo has combined his passion for art and sustainability into one gorgeously green tiny home. The artist, who is known for using unique materials in his work, has just unveiled Tiny Home, a “recycled tiny house sculpture” made out of recycled plastic and glass. The 175-square foot home, which comes complete with a garden-filled courtyard, is currently open to the public in New York’s Times Square. According to Mastrangelo, the design for the 175-square-fo...
Tags: New York, Design, Architecture, Brooklyn, Gallery, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Tiny House, Sustainable Materials, Times Square, Natural Building Materials, Time Square, Recycled Plastic, Fernando Mastrangelo, Mastrangelo, Sustainable Architecture

Design Job: Standard Issue is Seeking a Project Manager in Brooklyn, NY

Standard Issue is looking for a new project manager to join our growing team! We are a small design firm in Brooklyn working on graphic, branding, product and interior design projects. The Project Manager role will have you working closely with the partners and designers to provide clients with an outstanding experience. View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY, Standard Issue

Here are the Best NYCxDesign Shows to Check Out This Weekend

Plot twist: Even though NYCxDesign is technically centered around ICFF, WantedDesign Manhattan and WantedDesign Brooklyn, we're here to tell you that there's plenty more to do and see during our favorite—but maybe we're biased—design week of the year. As you get ready to plan your inspiration-filled weekend, here is a list of exhibitions to consider including in your schedule: Trueing at pas de calais Housed in the minimal pas des calais Soho storefront is a lovely new lighting collection of sco...
Tags: Design, Office, Steve Job, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Guatemala, Tribeca, Times Square, Soho, Greenpoint, Isamu Noguchi, ICFF, Crosby St New York, Broadway New York, Broome St New York, Sound Vision

frog Turns 50 and Celebrates with a Delightfully Nerdy Exhibition During NYCxDesign

Happy 50th birthday frog! To celebrate, the iconic design firm is currently hosting a retrospective at their Brooklyn office as part of NYCxDesign. The exhibition celebrates the vast amount of work that frog has been a part of over the years, displayed in the form of physical products, framed advertisements and even interactive AR displays. In the above slideshow, view some of the products we were most excited to nerd out over, from original Mac computers to a futuristic dishwasher.For those who...
Tags: Apple, Design, Mac, Steve Jobs, Tech, Brooklyn, Sony, Object Culture, Photo Galleries, Nycxdesign, Cleo Laptop, Vadem, Wega, Apple Digital Answering Machine

Design Job: Standard Issue is Seeking a Project Manager in Brooklyn, NY

Standard Issue is looking for a new project manager to join our growing team! We are a small design firm in Brooklyn working on graphic, branding, product and interior design projects. The Project Manager role will have you working closely with the partners and designers to provide clients with an outstanding experience. View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY, Standard Issue

Bringing Brooklyn Back To BAM

Shamel Pitts, who grew up in Bed-Stuy and danced in The Ailey School and at Juilliard before leaving to dance with an Israeli group he saw at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has moved back home – and is dancing his own creation in BAM, based on (but altered from) the Israeli dance called Gaga. – The Undefeated
Tags: Art, Dance, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Juilliard, 05.09.19, Shamel Pitts, Ailey School

Textile artist Bisa Butler illustrates history by repurposing fabrics into portrait quilts

While the fashion industry continues to take a hit as one that contributes heavily to the pollution of the planet, one Brooklyn-based artist is focused on lessening that impact by repurposing fabrics into quilts filled with cultural and artistic significance. It may not seem like fabric and art directly intertwine, but they do when the artist creates a canvas from vintage and repurposed materials. Bisa Butler, an American textile artist, upcycles the fibers not only to find a use for them, but ...
Tags: New York, Design, Brooklyn, Butler, Bisa Butler, Claire Oliver

Interview: Multimedia Artist Cey Adams

From NYC graffiti to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and beyond Cey Adams’ bust in the pantheon of New York artists is well-cemented. Queens-born Adams grew up writing graffiti with the likes of Lee Quiñones, Futura, and Haze; and taking part in downtown’s scene, exhibiting alongside Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. After creating logos and designs for friends like the Beastie …
Tags: Art, New York, Design, Interviews, Culture, Brooklyn, Hip-hop, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Queens, Artists, Smithsonian, Street Art, Graffiti, Keith Haring, Adams, Jean Michel Basquiat

Photographer Harold Feinstein, the unsung chronicler of Coney Island

He found fame in his teens with images of his native New York, then lost it again. A new film and show aim to give him the recognition he deservesIt began with a great outpouring of images. At 15, Harold Feinstein borrowed his neighbour’s Rolleiflex camera and started shooting scenes of everyday life on the streets and boardwalks of south Brooklyn. The year was 1946 and Coney Island, where Feinstein grew up, was still popular with New Yorkers, who flocked to its amusement parks and beaches in th...
Tags: Art, Photography, New York, Film, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Street Art, Coney Island, Harold Feinstein, Feinstein, Documentary films

Alexandria Lira’s NSFW “F*CKBOYS” Portraits

At East Hampton's Roman Fine Art, an exhibition of subjects found on Tinder After matching on Tinder, Brooklyn-based artist Alexandria Lira informs swipers that she’s interested in photographing them. Lira then captures nude or partially nude scenes of her matches sprawled out in beds, chairs or couches. These scenes are then printed on large-scale canvases and painted with oils. Lira chooses the color palette for …
Tags: Design, Exhibits, Tinder, Culture, Brooklyn, Nsfw, Paintings, The Hamptons, EAST HAMPTON, Alexandria Lira, Roman Fine Art

NYCs new eco-park and urban beach is designed to help clean the waterfront

New York City has just welcomed yet another gem to its growing number of waterfront parks — Pier 35, the long-awaited East River Waterfront project designed by Manhattan-based firm SHoP Architects in partnership with Ken Smith Workshop. Built to anchor the north side of the East River esplanade, Pier 35 consists of a new eco-park that not only offers a passive recreational space for the local community but also an innovative habitat restoration section, called Mussel Beach, that will encourage ...
Tags: Design, NYC, New York City, Park, Brooklyn, Community, Manhattan, Green space, Parks / Wildlife, Public Space, Shop Architects, Mussels, Montgomery Street, Lower East Side, East River, Ken Smith

Frieze Week 2019: Affordable Alternatives to Frieze New York and Tefaf

This week’s main art fairs are a bit pricey, but looking is free (or nearly) at Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center and alternative fairs in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Tags: Art, News, Brooklyn, Festivals, Ny, Rockefeller Center, Frieze New York, Tefaf, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center (Exhibit, Object & Thing Gallery (Brooklyn, Anti-Frieze art fairs, Other Art Fair, Moniker International Art Fair

IKEA Introduces Two Limited-Edition Designer Collections to Stores in May

This past summer, IKEA announced several internal efforts to pair IKEA designers with designers around the world. They unveiled exciting projects such as ÖVERALLT, a collection of furniture and home accessories designed in collaboration with designers from Africa, as well as Art Event, a limited-run rug collection designed by Virgil Abloh, Brooklyn-based studio CHIAOZZA, and artist Misaki Kawai, and more. "Keep Off" Rug by Virgil AblohAfter months of waiting, both collections will finally drop i...
Tags: Design, Africa, US, Brooklyn, Ikea, Textiles, Furniture Design, Virgil, Capetown South Africa, Kawai, Design Indaba, Virgil Abloh, Chiaozza, Misaki Kawai, Virgil AblohAfter, Seulgi LeeRug

See Inside Some Of America’s Grandest Old Movie Theatres

The photographers used Cinema Treasures, a database of American movie theaters past and present, to track down some of the country’s most spectacular movie palaces. At first they focused only on abandoned theaters, but after discovering some tastefully repurposed palaces, such as Brooklyn’s cavernous Paramount Theater—now used as a gymnasium by Long Island University—they expanded the scope of their project.  – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, America, Brooklyn, Long Island University, 04.23.19

Fairy Tales competition announces winners addressing climate change and sustainability

New York-based online platform Blank Space has announced the winners of the 2019 Fairy Tales competition — the largest annual architecture competition in the world. For its sixth year, the competition drew submissions from over 65 countries that were evaluated by a jury of more than 20 leading architects, designers and storytellers, including the likes of Moshe Safdie, Tatiana Bilbao, Jurgen Mayer, Julia Koerner, Mark Foster Gage and Jane Yolen. The 2019 competition challenged participants to c...
Tags: New York, Design, Earth, Brooklyn, Venezuela, Melbourne, Blank Space, Mendoza, Acosta, Jane Yolen, Lorena Cano Acosta, Nick Stath, Nicolás Mendoza Ramos, Anthony D'Auria, D'Auria

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