September 9, 2007

Salvage and such: Brooklyn

Last weekend I found an interesting home/style/antiques shop on that stretch of Atlantic Avenue with all the antiques- it's called Darr. What a cool assortment of odd, discarded, decorative and useful objects. One particular favorite was a work table the owner had made out of a steel base and an old, paint covered and worn wood desktop. It was a bit higher than a normal desk, but looked rugged, and I would have taken it home if I had the space. Sure, Darr carries some of the same industrial/steel/midcentury/salvage things you see repeatedly on Atlantic Ave., but the selection is just different enough from the others to make you want to keep poking around the store. I especially love the glass display cases and giant old jars.