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, Flavorpaper, and EcoSystems — as the week goes on.