“the use of materials, like old pipes, is typical of brooklyn. same with the repurposed pallet wood, it’s common,” says bien. furniture designers in williamsburg are bart bettencourt and carlos salgado, founders of scrapile, a line of furniture made from scraps of wood; and matt gagnon, who created a table/ magazine rack made from recycled paper.
“it’s typical of brooklyn to have bricks,” says the homeowner. but because traditional weathered bricks are hard to come by locally, bien used vigan tiles instead. “that’s the closest one i could get. i