Just like Grandma
Undergarments excluded, Bubbe's got some pretty covetable goods. Luckily, you don't have to wait for her to kick it to inherit her crafty-chic housewares.
Thu Oct 9 2008
Bring the garden party indoors with Deadly Squire’s floral patterned trays, which are designed by Tim Harrington (frontman of noise-rock band Les Savy Fav) and his wife Anna.
Deadly Squire “Feasting at the Berry Bush” tray, $110, at deadlysquire.com
Knitting reinterpreted. These faux trees are perfect for anyone who can’t keep a houseplant alive.
Keep It Moving Design “Callum” knitted bonsai, $50, at the Brooklyn Flea (Sundays only, brownstoner.com/brooklynflea); or at keepitmovingdesign.etsy.com
Gran would approve of these postmodern patchwork quilts made from recycled fabrics.
Denise Carbonell quilts, prices starting at $250, at Metal and Thread, 398 Van Brunt St between Coffey and Dikeman Sts, Red Hook, Brooklyn (718-414-9651)
Addie Gartland’s pop-culture embroideries put a cheeky spin on a dainty pastime.
Addie Gartland “Woody” pillow, $400, at drinkanddream.com
Retrofit your couch with an updated needlepoint pillow—call it “old spice.”
Jonathan Adler “JOY” needlepoint pillow, $165, at Jonathan Adler, 47 Greene St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-941-8950)
Lacy, doily-inspired plates take the cake.
Thomas Paul melamine plates, $12.95, at Lancelotti, 66 Ave A between 4th and 5th Sts (212-475-6851)
Learn how to make your own hip crafts (maybe someday your grandkids will want to rip ’em off)
➻ Make Workshop (195 Chrystie St between Rivington and Stanton Sts; 212-533-9995, makeworkshop.com) offers classes ranging from embroidery and quilting to decoupage—there’s even one for making DIY wallpaper.
➻ Etsy, the online marketplace for all things homemade, hosts workshops on crocheting, embroidery, felt making, dyeing and more, in addition to weekly Monday craft nights (Etsy Labs, 325 Gold St at Johnson St, Fort Greene, Brooklyn; etsylabs.etsy.com)./>/>/>/>/>/>