Colgate Searle

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Yesterday I picked up lunch from my favorite spot in Greenpoint, Ash Box Cafe. Ash Box (named because of its location between Ash and Box streets) is a quirky space that serves incredibly delicious and healthy Japanese food and is always full of unexpected visual details like tiny tree stump card holders and gorgeous metal handles on the sliding bathroom doors. I visit so often I feel like I’ve seen all the design details before, but yesterday I caught two things I’d missed– beautiful wire hanger sculptures by Colgate Searle. Based in Brooklyn, Colgate elevates the humble wire hanger to entirely new levels with his sweet and thoughtful sculptures. I’m particularly fond of the animals, but Colgate also creates whimsical cars, people and eyeglasses from wire, too. Click here to check out more of his work online. xo, grace