Hooked on Red Hook.

June 19, 2010 at 5:16 am 4 comments

Until Jeremy Pickett personally introduced Daily Design Idea to “New York’s best kept secret neighborhood,” we were guilty of only knowing Red Hook because of the Real World cast from two years ago and IKEA. It was absolutely wonderful to finally see Red Hook for its charm, stunning views, and breezy island feel.

While we were primarily in the area to check out the high-quality (and highly-personal) Pickett Furniture, there’s a few other fun spots we’ve learned about along the way:

Press-friendly uhuru makes Red Hook its home, as do many artists and designers that show at the Brooklyn Collective. General Nitemare and Atlantis both deal in vintage furniture and provide upholstery services (and they each specialize in one of those, respectively). Bopkat Vintage is a great spot if you’re looking for Vintage clothing, while Erie Basin is the destination for vintage jewelry. The nearby Erie Basin Park is a stretch of public waterfront that “is both a tribute and a tombstone to the industrial past—and a surprisingly optimistic statement about Brooklyn’s future” writes Jeff Byles in The Architect’s Newspaper. And if all that design appreciation leaves you needing some sustenance, you can grab a sweet (and made that day) treat at Baked or a beer brewed locally by Sixpoint at one of the nearby bars.

June 19′s daily design idea is sometimes a new view is all you need to clear your head and get some inspiration.

This post is part of the Brooklyn Discovery Guide produced by Daily Design Idea. Email us to have your neighborhood featured next!


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. 3×3 with Jeremy Pickett « Daily Design Idea  |  July 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    […] the founder and designer at Pickett Furniture, a custom furniture and studio line furniture shop in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After a long and winding career path working for other furniture makers (and a hiatus which […]

  • 2. wdunleavy  |  July 2, 2010 at 7:34 am

    just heard about red hook in 2010 haha

  • 3. Inside Pickett Furniture. « Daily Design Idea  |  July 14, 2010 at 10:47 am

    […] Daily Design Idea a personal tour of the Pickett Furniture showroom, his own workspace, and the Red Hook neighborhood. We were fortunate enough to get a close look at several of Jeremy’s one-off […]

  • 4. Shades of identity. « Daily Design Idea  |  July 27, 2010 at 2:48 am

    […] Furniture designer, family man, former tour manager, and heavy music connoisseur Jeremy Pickett of Red Hook Brooklyn NY, discovered the alter ego of Abbath Doom Occulta, one of the founding members of the […]


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