Bklyn Designs 2007: Elucidesign, Cake, Aviva Stanoff

Bklyn Designs 2007: Elucidesign, Cake, Aviva Stanoff

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Maxwell Ryan
May 16, 2007
(Welcome to bhgirl, who helped us cover Bklyn Designs last weekend!) "Newcomers Elucidesign made a great first impression, thanks to pieces like their "Virus" desktop cabinet, which was sophisticated and almost old-world elegant yet gave a nod to contemporary digital culture. The etched design running across its face was meant to suggest it had been "overrun" by a virus, but the geometry of the lines also looked a bit Deco to me..." "...Open up the double doors and a copper-covered secret compartment with a twisted wire handle is revealed. (Maybe the old/new feeling I got from "Virus" was heightened by the fact that I have a 1930s nightstand at home that also opens up to a secret copper-covered secret compartment!) Other Elucidesign creations included a clever tripod table with three leaves and a flexible mesh center, functioning as a fruit bowl, and a coffee table that featured a sliding panel and storage compartment underneath. www.elucidesign.com... Cake Affordable tabletop accessory designs were available from the friendly folks at Red Hook-based Cake, who asked if I was hanging around for their 25-cent lemonade. Actually, I was more attracted to their votive holder and fruit bowl (front) held up by shapely ladies in profile - the silhouettes more commonly found on the tire flaps of 18-wheelers. $10 and $30 at the show, respectively. www.cakellc.com Aviva Stanoff A Bklyn Designs stalwart, DUMBO-based Aviva Stanoff was once more on the scene with her distinctive and highly covetable hand-dyed and etched velvet pillows. They were retailing at the show for $175 each, two for $300. Her newest nature-inspired designs are also some of my favorites, including a sea fan coral design in kohl and ombre kohl as well as a similar-toned ostrich feather design. One day I will own one. Sigh. www.avivastanoff.com" - bhgirl
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