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brooklyn modern

normally i don’t do book reviews at d*s but i was thrilled to be a (small) part of a wonderful book that just came out last week: brooklyn modern (rizzoli, 2008) by diana lind. diana set out to explore the relationship between brooklyn’s artistic rebirth and its emerging architecture. she was kind enough to invite me to write an essay for the book on the brooklyn design scene and its own ‘rebirth’ or resurgence in popularity. i was joined by jonathan from brownstoner among others and you may even recognize a familiar face in the book- lena corwin‘s lovely home was chosen as one of the examples of brooklyn style and interior design. from cover to cover, diana’s book is full of beautiful homes- one of which i saw while we were out on the scooter today. it was so fun to come home, flip through the pages and get a little sneak peek into the private world of these modern homes. you can click here to check out diana’s new book or here to pick it up at amazon. congratulations to diana on a wonderful book! [all photography by yoko inoue]

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ryan Halvorsen

Wow, I’ll have to check that book out. Amazing 2nd shot with the exposed ceiling beams and the incredible couch. I’m drooling.

Ellen Crimi-Trent

I will have to check this book out. I lived in Park Slope for about 8 years and miss it allot. I even had a separate artist studio there at one time, unlike now which is in my home. Thanks for the info!


what a fun book launch too. diana looked lovely. did you get to go grace?



I am curious about the chairs in the second image above.

I saw a very similar chair at a flea market in San Francisco this past weekend and was quite intrigued.

Does anyone have further information/designer/history, etc.


Wow! Anyone know anything about that incredible couch?


The chairs look like Paul McCobb to me. Just a guess, though.


oooh, I can’t wait to see the book. it’s not available at the b&n on 6th ave. and 8th st. yet but should be later this week.

barbara botting

the pair of wooden backed chairs are by Ib Kofod-Larsen, Danish, 1950. the couch is the Case Study Daybed by George Nelson, circa 1949, manufactured today by Modernica.

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