1. Chemex 6-Cup Coffee Pot
Anything coffee-related that’s good enough for Blue Bottle is good enough for us (and should be good enough for you). It doesn’t hurt that the near elegant simplicity of this gorgeous piece of kitchenware evokes alembics of Arabica under a Medieval desert sky.
Available at Blue Bottle, 106 Berry St, $40
Not a week goes by without another charmingly random Bill Murray sighting somewhere in Brooklyn. But if you haven’t yet been lucky enough to run into THE MOST CHARMING MAN IN THE WORLD, you can get your Murray fill with this equally charming coloring book from publisher Belly Kids.
Egg Collective is a great Brooklyn design studio comprised of Crystal Ellis, Stephanie Beamer, and Hillary Petrie—and they just keep cranking out hit after furniture hit. We like this gorgeous, pale white oak armoire because it’s the most beautiful person in the room and doesn’t even realize it.
Congratulations! You've decided to stick with vinyl for the long haul, and you're now realizing that the USB-ready model you started with is crap. Upgrade to the RP6, a beautiful table from estimable British Manufacturer Rega, which boasts high quality components and a wealth of color options if you're so inclined. (Stick with black, hippy.)
The rub here is that most high-end turntables don't come with cartridges, but take the opportunity to support Brooklyn's own Grado Labs, whose wood grain Platinum 1 model is said to hold its own against far pricier options. Also, wood grain!
Everybody loves Flavor Paper. Why should we be any different? Their wallpapers and interior treatments make any space great: seriously, the “Brooklyn Bridge Wall” pattern is a breathtaking thing of beauty.
You probably live in an apartment. You could probably use a desk but might not have enough room. You know what you need? This super-cool tiny corner desk from super-cool Balsera Woodworks in Red Hook. It’s like some kind of retro-futuristic librarian spacefighter.
166 Huntington St, Red Hook
A bespoke mattress sounds like super-elite snob territory, but honestly, they’re not much more expensive than your Raymour and Flannigan numbers… And THEY’RE AMAZING. Also, they’re made in a tiny little factory just under the highway in the Bronx.
Simple, beautiful, handwoven cotton and jute from one of our favorite Brooklyn home designers. Stop messing around that Ikea shit.
Nightwood, 111 Grand St, Williamsburg
Shelving brackets don’t sound like something that could be all that special, but holy shit, the work done at Greenpoint’s Tri-Lox collective is amazing. They talk unused or unusable building materials and repurpose them into beautiful objects. So start with the shelving brackets and move on to custom-built dining sets.
Sure, terrariums are pretty much the “put a bird on it!” of hipster decorating, but we don’t care—we’ll still sit there and stare for hours at that tiny universe, so close, and yet still so inaccessible…
Sprout Home, 44 Grand St, Williamsburg