My Favorite Store in Brooklyn: Fresh Kills

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Dear Brooklyn,

I have often quipped that if I ever move back to New York I’d move to Brooklyn. Mostly because it seems a lot calmer and less yappy than Manhattan. And then I found out that my favorite store in the world is in Williamsburg, so now I pretty much have to move there. Fresh Kills has a lot of really beautiful regency and mid-century furniture. It’s kind of like a museum filled with rare, gorgeous pieces.

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Below are my ten favorite finds from Fresh Kills:

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Brass Fireplace Tools, $750

I don’t have a fireplace but I want these. Maybe I’ll just set them next to my television and put on one of those “crackling fire” videos.

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Pace Collection Glass & Lucite Coffee Table, $2500

Those thick lucite legs are out of control. This structure/scale of this table makes it both present/grounded and weightless. A good combination.

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Milo Baughman Geometric Chair, $4500

I don’t know that I’ve ever been as excited about a chair as I am about this one. It looks like it’s made out of Tangrams. Remember those?

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Laurel Metal Mushroom Lamp, $988

I’ve seen these a lot in chrome, but never in brass. This is a welcome departure from the norm.

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Poltrona Frau Pouf, $1200

There’s always room for a sculptural pouf. These beauties looks like floor versions of the Nelson lamp.

vintage-furniture-4Michael Van Horn Seascape, $1500

I like pretty much any seascape so this tugged at my heart immediately.

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Leon Rosen Swivel Chairs, $5800

These reference the Platner chairs above but have totally exciting brass bases. And because they swivel, the put the “fun” in function! (Sorry).

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La Barge Diamond Mirror, $1200

I saw one of these at Wertz Brothers recently but I didn’t buy it even though I liked it a lot. And now I hate myself because it was only $99. Let this be a reminder to you to follow your heart.

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Lugo Sculpture, $4300

I love how simple and linear this sculpture is.

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Henry Olko Peacock Chair, $900

And I love how non-linear and non-simple this chair is.

If you find yourself in Williamsburg, check out Fresh Kills. It’s literally filled with fun.

Love,
Orlando

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5 Responses to My Favorite Store in Brooklyn: Fresh Kills

  1. Kevin Orlin Johnson

    Nice! And pricey! But where’s the Regency, for all of us statesmanlike types?

  2. God, I was so jealous of New York’s shops like this when we were there in June. Seattle just can’t truly compete.

  3. oooo those swivel chairs! too good! i would reupholster them in black leather and pretend i was kelly wearstler.

  4. Sarah

    Ooh, I have that Henry Olko chair and had no idea it was valuable! We picked it at a secondhand store for maybe $50? So fun to learn a little about its history!

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