(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..."
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...
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
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"