Brooklyn's sweetest eye candy
Hot temperatures and even hotter designers defined the seventh annual BKLYN DESIGNS show.
Mon, May 11 2009 at 8:09 AM
However, I was around for the seventh annual BKLYN DESIGNS
show in my home turf this past weekend. The event bills itself as the “hottest exhibition of designers and manufacturers of contemporary furnishings, lighting and accessories made and/or designed in Brooklyn.” Hottest? Try sweltering. I was leaking sweat out of every pore five minutes after I stepped into the event space, St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO (the acronym means “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” in case you were wondering).
Despite the uncomfortable climes inside and outside the show, there was plenty of excellent locally grown — much of it green — talent on display. I was a tad underwhelmed by the quantity of exhibitors
(love you, Inhabitat
, but the week of sneak previews didn’t help) but the goods on display were of the utmost quality.
Below is some questionable photography courtesy moi from BKLYN DESIGNS. I’ll be devoting individual posts with proper photos to a few of the exhibitors that stuck out to me — Uhuru
, and EcoSystems
— as the week goes on.
I adore these eco tables from Red Hook's Uhuru.
Vexell had the most eye-catching, truly green exhibit. This is a table from the new Green on Green line of eco-friendly outdoor furnishings.
The Dow Jones Hanky from the lovely ladies of Design Glut.
It was much more exciting inside of St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO.
The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.