House Tour: Handmade House in Williamsburg

House Tour: Handmade House in Williamsburg

Aaron Able
Feb 14, 2008

Last week, we posted the new collection from Canadian housewares giant Umbra. Today, The New York Times takes us on a tour of designer William Harvey's house in Williamsburg. Harvey designed the Shatter collection of tableware for Umbra's U+ collection (below the jump) and turned a mechanics' garage into a studio and home for his family. Using cast-offs, thrift-store finds and his own ingenuity, William Harvey's handmade house is very personal and very cool...

In addition to street finds creative re-use (he salvaged the chairs above with laundry line), Harvey installed IKEA cabinets in the kitchen. Read Scavenger King of Williamsburg for more explanations of individual pieces.

(Pics: Robert Presutti, Fred R. Conrad)

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