I love it that Brooklyn is practically the headquarters for artists, craftsmen, artisanal geniuses, and designers. I can’t help but want to share with you some of the great “makers” I come across.
Today we get to share a great Brooklyn designer/builder with you and give an AWESOME thank you gift to Lisette
, from Seattle (she also happens to have a lovely blog
.) Thanks for your comment
this week and for all the support you send our way! As always, we appreciate the community that you all have created here through your discussions on important matters. We think it’s just incredible and we’re so honored to be a part of it!!
The thank you gift today is this Porter Cycling Crate
! I seriously love this so much. It’s designed and made by John Sorensen-Jolink of Coil+Drift
and fashioned after the old-world Dutch porter crate. John builds tables, desks, book shelves and more made entirely with reclaimed wood from NY State. And because he is also a bike lover, he started making these bike crates out of the smaller pieces of leftover wood from his furniture designs. So brilliant. (John also manages Rolling Orange
, the amazing Dutch bike shop in Brooklyn.)
I love how conscious his design and process is! Not only is the wood reclaimed, but the wood for the bike crates is salvaged from his other furniture projects.
Each crate is sealed with natural tung oil to withstand the elements. And I love that each one is UNIQUE and full of character due to the various pieces of wood.
John uses some really cool copper nails so they will age and color beautifully over time.
This is home. We cross this bridge a couple of times a week.
I got to meet up with John in his Williamsburg workshop and he is seriously the nicest guy ever.
The crate is designed to be attached to almost any rear bike rack.
And each crate is branded with John’s signature.
Also – – my original plan was to do these Friday thank you gifts just until the end of August. But…we’ve been loving it on our end! I feel giddy about it every Friday. Have you enjoyed it, too? I’d love to hear your thoughts. For now, I plan to continue it! 🙂