today is a bit of a departure from our normal schedule of sneak peek mondays, but we were so jazzed about this incredible space that belongs to toni hacker and her husband ben of hayden-harnett, that we couldn’t resist showing it off. dealing with such wide open spaces is no doubt a challenge, so it’s great to see the solutions they’ve come up with to divide it up. and those windows!?! seriously, wow – natural light is such a great accessory. so next time you’re in greenpoint, brooklyn be sure to stop by their store to see the latest designs toni has cooked up (or visit hayden-harnett on the web here), as i’m sure this place definitely would inspire anyone. thanks so much to toni and ben for opening up their home to us today! you can click here to see more, full-sized images, and, as always, you can click here to find all the sneak peeks, and tons of inspiration for your home. -anne
[above: Our apartment is a work in progress, and it's been something of a learning experience to work with such a large undefined space. Lots of great furniture from eBay, TN and KY junk stores, antiques from upstate, artwork by our friends and by Ben, the occasional cat posing languidly in all the sun we get. Lamp: an epic eBay battle. Windows: amazing light for every-day. Stairs: into our bedroom.]
Our pet fig tree, Figgy, was a huge print influence on our upcoming Target collection hitting stores 12/28-3/15. Ben’s been working on this painting for a week or so, and the guitars badly need to be re-stringed and tuned…
Py stops to consider what record she should put on the stereo next. Vinyl by our friend Anthony Clune, owner and genius behind tonkydesign.com. You can order them in any color. Super fun and easier to remove than wallpaper.
View from the top of our loft stairs…friends in town from Knoxville, TN. The painting on the lower right hand side is by Lynn Talbot (amazing artist whose work we collect). The mobile was found on ebay in the Atomic Mobiles storefront.
Toni thinks the poster, a replica of a German school diagram is all about sex. I think she’s right. . . We have original building beams running through the top of our loft and I love how they add character to the whiteness of our space. Silhouette of Ben and Toni cut at Disney World this spring on a weekend trip. An old legend says to count the beams in a new room the first night you sleep there, make a wish, go to sleep, and your wish is certain to come true…we’ve both made our wishes.
Ronettes drawing by Molly Butterfoss our new spring ’09 eco-tote artist; w/ NYC wooden city kit from Muji (bought at MOMA shop) and fresh grass for the kitties.
Cast-iron bear waits for pennies and nickels, surrounded by woodland creatures, gems, moveable type, and more. In the box? It’s a mystery. . . Toni’s good-luck (rubber!) horseshoe; also one-each from her collection of cameos, & ship-paintings.