29 Ash St., #101, Greenpoint
Founded in 2004 by Erik Johnson and Jen Johnson-Kuhn, Brooklyn-based Argosy Designs specializes in the design and fabrication of custom residential and commercial architectural metalwork, as well as hardware, lighting, and furniture. We know firsthand that their craftsmanship is bar none—they handled the custom steel scaffolding at our NYC goop mrkt.
Denise Fasanello Flowers
203 Columbia St., Carroll Gardens
Denise Fasanello is a fine artist by trade, so it makes sense that her arrangements have a museum-worthy quality. She's particularly skilled in trimming arrangements with wildflowers and rustic elements, which creates a texture and volume that's as unexpected as it it beautiful.
Fox Fodder Farm
67 West St., Greenpoint
Named after founder Taylor Patterson's childhood farm in Delaware, Fox Fodder is a next-level floral design studio based in Greenpoint. The studio itself is by-appointment-only, but you can order an arrangement online to be delivered anywhere in the city. The seasonal arrangements are anything but ordinary; they feel found rather than fussed over—but they're made all the more special by the custom stoneware, smoked glass, and hand-thrown ceramic vases they arrive in.
Paper Finger Calligraphy
463 Lincoln Pl., Crown Heights
This super-versatile design studio works with a team of skilled calligraphers, offering essentially any and every style of lettering conceivable. Far beyond your standard envelope, Paper Finger makes very cool maps for destination events, as well as sophisticated programs, menus, and table settings for special meals. They also sell non-custom stationery online and host calligraphy workshops.
67 West Street, Greenpoint
Liza Lubell has more than a decade's experience working with botanicals–and her experience shows. Every bespoke piece she and her team creates has an ethereal, organic, whimsical quality, reminding us that to stop and literally smell the roses–and revel in their ephemeral beauty. Simply gorgeous arrangements for wedding, parties, or any occasion, for that matter.
177 Dwight St., Red Hook
Founded in 2006, Saipua specializes in handmade olive oil soaps and dreamy floral arrangements. Their studio is in Red Hook but their flower farm, Worlds End, is located on 100-plus acres of rocky clay soil Upstate, about 30 miles west of Albany. Depending on the season, the farm grows narcissus, tulips, fritillaria, muscari, quince, hyacinth, ranunculus, and so on. Three cool things about Worlds End: It's also home to a flock of Icelandic sheep; it runs primarily on solar energy; and it uses all of Saipua's flower waste as compost. Right now, Saipua arrangements can only be ordered online, but we've been told you'll soon be able to browse and purchase in-store, too.
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