I share a shop (3rd Ward) with a lot of very talented artists and designers. One of my metal-shop buddies, Abigail Lloyd, just put her first online store together. When I met her, she was welding elaborate sets for an off-broadway play, but the goods in her store are smaller scale: rough-hewn steel jewelry and housewares. The pieces have a very fashionable barbarian-queen-of-Soho vibe, and are extremely affordable (for now): earrings start at $30, and theavocado bowl shown here caps the collection at $150. Keep an eye on Abigail and Munjoy Metals – if my first store looked this good, I’d be running an empire by now.
Stockpile Design's blog covers upcoming designs and prototypes, shows and events, and the design community of Brooklyn, NY. Designer Jake Wright shares his creative process, decorating advice, and anecdotes about starting a business and trying to deliver antique bombs across state lines.