You would expect the creators of modern, eco-friendly nursery furniture and clothing line Oeuf to live in a sleek space, but the Brooklyn brownstone shared by Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, the husband-and-wife team behind the brand, and their two children is nothing if not unexpected. The living room's flying trapeze (!!) and the family's room curated but decidedly lived-in look make this house feel wonderfully playful and cozy. Keep clicking for more details (shot by photographer Stephanie Deleau).
- Follow the Elle Decor team as they make their way through Brooklyn. – Elle Decor
- A stunning Venetian palazzo for under $2 million?
- Follow the Elle Decor team as they make their way through Brooklyn. – Elle Decor
- A stunning Venetian palazzo for under $2 million? Only in the Midwest! – Curbed
- Discover 10 of the best eco-friendly options for stylish kitchen countertops. – Houzz
- Learn a simple craft for brightening walls. – Stylelist Home
- Visit stunning homes with stunning gardens from around the globe. — CNBC
- Furniture for breakfast? Discover the waffle iron that makes it happen! – Apartment Therapy
- Get 13 secrets for making any home look like a million bucks. – Country Living
How many of you wore skippys all summer while growing up? I clearly remember getting crisp white skippys at the beginning of the summer and rocking them out like every day - running around the neighborhood playing tag, jump robe, and having water gun fights. I guess that's the beauty of Brooklyn.
Skippys were the ultimate affordable footwear at the time, and behold - Today's Obsession is the new school summer skippy: the flat espadrille. I am in love. Can't wait for another fun filled summer!
$24.94 at DSW
Since design studio Think Fabricate is based in Brooklyn, and all of its designs are created and manufactured in the borough, it makes sense that Think Fabricate should create at least a few pieces that pay homage to the borough. That's exactly what the company did when it created the Brooklyn Plates — the company's first foray into working with china.
Originally produced as a limited edition to coordinate with the company’s display at last year's BKLYN DESIGNS, Brooklyn Plates is a set of transfer-printed, coup-style dinner plates, featuring aerial views of Brooklyn from the late 1800s.
According to Jason Gorsline, cofounder of Think Fabricate, “Since our first collection of furniture included a wall-mounted display cabinet, it seemed fitting that we design a special group of plates to adorn the shelves and show our connection to Brooklyn, where we live and work.”
This new line will be launched during 7 W New York Tabletop Week, where they will be on display at Gallery on Six (Suite 604) from April 12-15. A set of plates have also been accepted into the Brooklyn Museum's permanent decorative arts collection.
Without hesitation, Vena Cava is on my shortlist of must-wear brands, and the designer duo and BFFs Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock are two of the coolest PopSugar City girls I know. The ladies haven't taken a break since debuting their 2011 Fall collection in February. Currently, Buhai and Mayock are in Vietnam, rounding up inspiration for Spring 2012 (talk about springing forward). They just launched their awesome new ecommerce site, and even a world away, they still managed to give us the inside scoop on what every New York girl should have in her Spring wardrobe, where they find inspiration in the city, the best street "treasures" they've come across, and more.
PopSugar NYC: As a fellow West Coast defector, I'm curious, what was it about NYC in the initial stages that made you stay indefinitely?
Sophie Buhai: We both attended Parsons, so school is what brought us out to NYC. New York is really the place to be if you want to start a small fashion line; the industry is very supportive, and you have access to amazing production and all the editors. We felt very connected to an emerging group of designers who were all starting brands around the same time. The early 2000s were when the word "young designer" was exploding, and the economy was ripe for new talent. We were lucky to be in New York during that time, I don't think that could have happened if we had been in LA. We hope to make it out to LA at some point . . . perhaps when we launch our caftan line!
To find out what else the ladies have to say, head over to PopSugar NYC to read the whole interview.
David Beckham kept himself busy Saturday, starting his afternoon at an LA park with his sons Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz. The foursome then headed to browse at an Adidas store, and next David went solo to watch as his LA Galaxy teammates played the Kansas City Wizards. David's squad ended up losing 2-0, but he still happily posed with fans afterward. Yesterday, David continued the sporting fun by reuniting with Gordon Ramsay to take their kids to an Angels baseball game. This was David's latest weekend full of socializing, after he recently cozied up to Victoria and showed off his hot shirtless body during a day at the beach in Malibu with friends. It'll soon just be David and his boys at home in California, though, as Victoria's expected to head to NYC for Fashion Week and Fashion's Night Out — we'll be there celebrating the stylish evening as well, so don't forget to enter for a chance to meet Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at their Elizabeth and James pop-up shop!
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Although I've lived in CA for nearly a year, I still miss some of my favorite Brooklyn foods desperately! This pizza may be the #1 Brooklyn food I miss. Made at Franny's in Brooklyn's Prospect Heights neighborhood, the woodfired crust is suuuuper thin, and the sauce on top is to die for. I've never asked for the actual ingredients (I don't want to ruin the experience!) but it seems to be a mixture of clam juice, cream, and maybe some butter? The chili peppers bring just enough heat which the parsley balances well. Whenever I insist a friend try the pizza, they first give me a funny look, but after one bite, they're a convert, too!
Located in Brooklyn, Brook Farm General Store offers both new and vintage home and garden goods that have that "breath of fresh air" feel to them. Like I'm pretty sure that if I stocked my cleaning cupboard with the Iris Hantverk Hand Broom ($26), I would be magically inclined to clean my house more often. And if I had these Linen Towels ($130), I would be transported to the Hamptons when I stepped outside. And answering calls on my 1950s Bakelite Telephone ($125) would turn me into a chic '50s movie star. Or maybe Brook Farm General Store is just a cool, back-to-basics online shop for fellow home lovers who believe simplicity and style aren't exclusive. See 10 of my picks below and decide for yourself!
The historic Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights where Truman Capote penned Breakfast at Tiffany's has been put on the market for $18 million, the first time in 70 years. The 11-bedroom, 7.5-bath, five-story home was built in 1939, and features a three-story elliptical mahogany staircase with a rosette oculus window at the top. It boasts 12-foot ceilings, interior period details, a 40-foot columned Charleston porch in the rear, a garden, a parlor with floor-to-ceiling Jeffersonian pocket windows and French doors, a Federal-style columned veranda, 11 fireplaces, a private gated driveway, an artist's studio, and a wine cellar.
In other words, it's a fantastic historic home that pretty much can't be beat! Better yet, it's only a few blocks away from the Brooklyn Bridge, just a few minutes from Manhattan. But if you're anything like Capote, you won't mind living in the outer borough: in A House on the Heights, which Capote wrote about his life living at this address, he famously scribed, "I live in Brooklyn. By choice. Those ignorant of its allures are entitled to wonder why." Tour the rest of the photos of this fabulous domicile and you'll have your bags packed.
Barneys Co-op is set to expand in New York and California. The year has started off well for Barneys with comparable-store sales up consistently from January through March. Comparisons with last year's double-digit declines might be easy, but the retailer is feeling optimistic with a strong customer response online and among brands like Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Azzedine Alaïa, and Celine. Immediate expansion plans include an upcoming co-op in Brooklyn at 194 Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill, set to open mid-September, and a Santa Moncia co-op scheduled for August in Santa Monica Place. Barneys currently operates 19 co-op stores.
Source: Konstantin Sergeyev