The Couple Behind Cold Picnic Is Living Your Brooklyn Dream
October 25, 2014 - Picnic Time
Welcome to Open Studio, a Racked underline where we try a workspaces and showrooms of some of a city’s many talented, up-and-coming designers.
Few designers get to work from their vital room each day surrounded by a fiancé and 3 darling pets while binging on Netflix. In fact, as distant as we know, there are a whopping sum of two: Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer, a poetic integrate behind Cold Picnic, make a intolerable accumulation of colorful, witty products—jewelry, wall art, rugs, plant hangers, watches, and handbags—and mostly in their Greenpoint home.
After relocating from conform careers in Boston to Brooklyn, a twin stretched from wardrobe to home products by training themselves new techniques by thrifted DIY qualification books from a 70’s. “We demeanour during all we’ve finished and try to consider of what’s missing,” Sung says when asked how they confirm what to emanate next. “And afterwards we customarily buy a lot of yarn.” Adds Buer: “We start conceptualizing from a palette.”
We recently spent an afternoon in their home, that for now doubles as their studio space, where they discussed opening (then leaving) their Williamsburg store, how Netflix assistance them to make plant hangers, and what a ruin else they presumably have time for when not operative on their line (spoiler: they cook, too!).