The Williamsburg boutique Joinery started with a woman and a blowtorch: The blowtorch was used to char the ceiling to the perfect shade of aged brown.
Joinery is owned by Angela Silva and though not a business partner, her boyfriend Emil Corsilo is also the owner of men’s store Hickoreeâ€™s Hard Goods. Silva designed the store on a budget by opening up the interior, painting the dark walls white, and installing oiled-pine floors. She also burned the ceiling beams with the shou-sugi-ban technique (where wood is burned, brushed, washed, and oiled). Joinery sells womenâ€™s and menâ€™s clothing, utilitarian home goods, and vintage accessories, along with an exclusive collection of Brazilian blankets and rugs sourced by Silva (who is half-Brazilian). The Joinery website is still in the works; for the moment, contact Joinery for information on purchasing products.
Photography by Michael A. Muller (except where noted).
Above: Joinery is located at 263 South 1st Street in Brooklyn.
Above: Silva travels to a remote Brazilian town, Resende Costa, to source hand-woven blankets and rugs. “Everyone there is either a weaver themselves or a shop owner selling textiles,” says Silva. New at Joinery are vegetable-dyed straw mats also from Resende Costa; read more about them on the Joinery blog.
Above: A floral top by H. Fredriksson ($250) and light leather tote by Ffixxed ($144).
Above: Silva has always collected antique furniture and vintage finds, like these steel clothing hangers.
Above: A red clutch from UK designer Mimi Berry ($190) and indigo lingerie from Toronto-based company Fortnight. The top of the antique credenza was charred by Silva to deal with water-damaged wood.
Above: Necklaces by of-the-moment New York artist Erin Considine (shown on the left); $75 to $115. Metal cuff bracelets by Kora ($210 each) are arranged on a bed of dried moss.
Above: Made in Texas by Barrett Alley, the leather envelope wallet is $95.
Above: The wooden floors are pine, finished with Osmo Top Oil.
Above: The lighting is from New York designer Lindsey Adelman’s You Make It series.
Above: Tumbleweeds peek out from underneath display tables and in the corners of the store; they were sourced from Prairie Tumbleweed Farm in Kansas.