It’s always exciting to connect with local, independently-owned, creative businesses. Today I’m pleased to introduce you to Uncommon Goods, an online retailer on a mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers, founded in 1999 and headquartered in the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal.
Over half of what Uncommon Goods sells is made by hand, and about one-third of their collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. (Remember the chair Tina and I upcycled for Hurricane Sandy relief? Upcycling and recycling is so important.) In addition, most of the products on Uncommon Goods are created in the USA.
I like Uncommon Goods’s practices, and I like their products too. To show you how well their pieces can be incorporated into interiors, I designed a Living Room around an item I zeroed in on immediately on their website: their t-shirt frame. I love the sleek black silhouette and look at how bold and high-impact they read in the room above.
How to turn your t-shirts into works of art? Group them in these t-shirt frames. One won’t do; put two, three, two over two, or three over three together. Instant art and easy to swap out. Let me know what you think in a comment below. And check out the Uncommon Goods website – there are many more chic little pieces like this there.
SHOP THE LOOK
Black and white stripe swivel chair; Serena and Lily.
Homies T-Shirt; ASOS.
Célfie T-Shirt; Sincerely Jules.
Dripping Chanel T-Shirt; Tee the World.
T-Shirt Frames; Uncommon Goods.
Rug; West Elm.
Greek Key Garden Stools; Furbish Studio.