Women-Owned Business Series: Rebecca & Marrina from makeSHIFT

Welcome back to our Women-Owned Business Series! We are happy to feature makeSHIFT, founded by Rebecca & Marrina! Their practice focuses on making design accessible on a broader scale versus traditional design and architecture. Born out of their pro-bono work, their clients benefit from a conscious transformation of space. Read more about their organization below! […]

You’re Invited | Buying From a Design Perspective: What to Look For When Shopping For a Home, Fixer upper vs Turn key

We’ve all been glued to our TVs and following along on social media, trying to get the low-down on buying a bargain fixer upper. A little sweat equity, a lot of elbow grease, and some imagination can make it your very own dream house. But we’ve been enticed by those turn-key properties, too. Imagine stepping […]

Mainland Studio by Shyda Hoque

I spent some time with Nat Tingley and Martha Main in their home as it just hit the market for the first time in 5 years.  I have seen many transformations of apartments throughout the years but was blown away by what Nat and Martha created. They were also the design team behind Red Hook’s latest culinary destination, Rita.   I […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #2: Superfine Design

One of the best parts of working in real estate over the years is seeing how people design their space. It’s incredible how I’ve watched spaces transform from one resident to the next.  One space I saw transformed last year was an alcove studio in Clinton Hill.  Josie Floyd, the owner of Superfine designed her space by only […]

Red Hook Estate Sale This Weekend.

Realty Collective’s Van Brunt office (351 Van Brunt Street) will be hosting an estate sale tomorrow from 9am-4pm and Sunday from 10am-2pm.  Stop by if you’re in the area. There will be furniture, textiles, ceramics, books and more.  All curated from the collection of a designer. If you know anyone who may be interested in […]

Brooklyn Collective’s 12 Year Anniversary Event!

Friday, September 23rd, between 6pm and 9pm, Columbia Waterfront’s Brooklyn Collective will be celebrating it’s 12th anniversary with cocktails, music and shopping of course! This lovely little store features local artists and designers, including our very own Victoria Hagman and Tina Fallon’s design company, Hoffman and Swinburne.  We can always find something gorgeous and unique inside. Read […]

A New Textile Storefront Opens on Henry Street.

Castel is the name of the new spot at 385 Henry Street.  It’s right next door to Burlap and we thought perhaps it was connected but after checking out their website we learned it’s a different owner and this is their first Brooklyn storefront. So what is it?  Not quite sure yet it seems.  It […]