Grace Bonney is the founder and editor of design*sponge, a every day design weblog devoted to all issues “residence.” After learning artwork & artwork historical past on the School of William & Mary, Grace moved to Brooklyn the place she labored in design PR earlier than beginning d*s in 2003. She now lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn the place she’s ending the design*sponge guide, a set of houses, DIY tasks, and earlier than & after makeovers.
Grace is sharing with us 5 issues she loves about Brooklyn.
1. McClure’s Pickles In contrast to Snooki, I don’t eat pickles regularly (though I do just like the garlic taste). However I do really feel tempted to select up a bottle of McClure’s pickles each time I see them. The striped container and extensive mouth make for good flower vases.
2. Erie Basin I’m an Erie Basin addict. There’s not a single factor Russell shares there that I don’t like. Okay, perhaps the hair jewellery. It’s simply not my factor. However every little thing else? Signal me up. My husband simply obtained me a pair of black lava stone/cameo earrings for our anniversary (he knocked it out of the park) and as quickly as I noticed the field from Erie Basin I knew it was going to be good. Should you love classic jewellery you owe your self a go to right here- it’s my private mecca for earrings and rings.
three. Bklyn Bride It doesn’t matter what your relationship standing is, Vane’s website is a complete deal with for the eyes. Her wedding ceremony weblog is packed filled with cute design and enjoyable entertaining concepts that transcend “the large day.” I’m all the time checking this out for nice native assets and enjoyable concepts for dinner events.
four. Little Flower Faculty Nicolette Camille and Sarah from Saipua train superb courses in Saipua’s Pink Hook store entrance each different weekend. I took a tremendous herb class there a couple of months in the past and have been saving up for an additional one ever since. I really like each women’ dedication to sudden flowers and free-flowing, natural preparations.
5. DARR and Layla Okay, that is two listings, however they’re in the identical space so I’m squishing them collectively. Atlantic Avenue has actually turn into a hotbed for nice antiques, so I’m all the time popping by DARR once I’m within the space to search for nice previous antiques. They’ve an virtually creepy (in a great way) assortment of objects, so it’s a terrific place to seek out that additional piece so as to add an sudden twist to your room. Layla has probably the most lovely assortment of textiles and jewellery (each are on the pricier finish) with an Indian aptitude. I might cowl myself in bedding and necklaces from this store all day — like a youthful, barely extra eclectic model of an Elizabeth Taylor Diamond fragrance advert.