Brooklyn, New York Guide to Shopping

Future Perfect

This cultish design hub in Williamsburg has become an incubator of sorts for up-and-coming Brooklyn talent (it was the first to carry ceramic antler chandeliers, a Jason Miller signature piece). The merchandise is definitely idiosyncratic, but if you suddenly find yourself living in a West Elm catalog, this is a good way to add some pizzazz. Standout buys include metallic-gold oil lamps made from hand grenades, and Louis XV reproduction antique chairs upholstered with army fatigue patterns and emblazoned with graffiti. Functional pieces do anchor the store, however. Storage cubes and desks by Scrapile, a local outfit that fuses discarded wood scraps into beautiful modern furniture, could fit into any creative office space. And Andrea Claire's circular lampshades, with digital landscapes superimposed onto linen frames, are both subtle and chic. Open daily from noon to 7 p.m.

115 N. Sixth Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Tel: 718 599 6278
Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue
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Photograph: Kate Glicksberg/Future Perfect

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