Local Made at Space Ninety 8
When The Future Perfect abandoned its original Brooklyn location last summer, we thought we might never feel the need to shop on that particular block of Williamsburg again. The Future Perfect’s gorgeous digs got turned into a Gant, and frankly, we’re a little too old for American Apparel. But come next Thursday, we’ll be making that trek on the L train again: Urban Outfitters is opening a concept shop on North Sixth Street called Space Ninety 8, complete with rotating gallery spaces, a restaurant, a rooftop bar, and, of course, clothing. But the draw for us will be located smack in the front window. That’s where a showcase called Local Made will take place, curated by Urban’s director of brand relations and special projects Marissa Maximo, who scoured the borough, commissioning exclusives from some of our favorite designers. The space will be a mix of apothecary, jewelry, clothing, and housewares from names like Erin Considine, Dusen Dusen, Odette, Helen Levi, High Gloss, and Cold Picnic, whose colorblock macramé plant hangers are shown above. Maximo let us sneak into the space a bit early — which, when we visited, was shaping up to be a mix of geometry-influenced wood, copper, and concrete — to photograph some of the pieces that will be debuting in the shop next week.
Julie Thevenot wall hangingRecreation Center plantersIsaac Nichols’ Lady PlantersBailey Doesn’t Bark Jingle Bell and tumbler
New Friends framed weavingKaye Blegvad ceramicsFay Andrada bangles