A cofounder of The Bakery, 2016 marked the launch of his furniture design company.
By focusing on structural integrity, movement, and comfort, Asa uncovers silhouettes that look natural in any setting. Inspired by an eclectic island community off the coast of Maine, his foundational pieces exude the strength and grace of the bold coast where Asa learned his craft.
Using his extensive knowledge of classic lines and lightweight yet sturdy structures, Asa has found a way to bring a bit of Maine to Brooklyn, where the company is located. “My father likes to say ‘keep it simple, stupid,’ so I try to take that to heart by moving back to quiet, classic lines that feel organic or innate.” The sculptural elements in his work informed his first furniture line, which combines swooping lines with contemporary angles that you can either relax into or admire from a distance. He developed his first line with a focus on creating a foundation of solidly built, timeless pieces. Made from American walnut, white oak, ebonized oak, or fog gray ash, his first line is both minimal and tactile—equally at home in an elegant dining room or pulled next to a well loved writing desk.
I spent my childhood alternating between sitting on the floor of my mom's sewing room and helping my dad in his wood shop. I watched them with a careful eye and picked up their incredible attention to detail. Now, I'm a photographer, designer and maker living in Brooklyn.
My main focus is on photographing people and places. I do anything from portraits, to travel to weddings. I also do product photography when it is a good fit. In my free time I paint, draw and make cool things for my online shop. I also ride my bike all over New York City in an effort to get to know this infinitely interesting place.
BRADY LEIFER IS A NEW YORK CITY-BASED TELEVISION ENTHUSIAST. THE ONLY THING SHE LIKES MORE THAN MAKING TV, IS WATCHING IT (AND ALSO SPEAKING IN ABBREVIATIONS AND HASHTAGS). SHE HAS WORKED AT TRUTV, THE INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION FUND, AND NBC. SHE ALSO WROTE A COMEDY BLOG FOR A COUPLE YEARS, JUST FOR FUN. WITH ALMOST 2 YEARS AT NBC, YOU MAY KNOW HER FROM HER WORK ON VARIOUS CABLE HITS SUCH AS: “OPEN HOUSE”, “OPEN HOUSE NYC”, “1ST LOOK”, “GEORGE TO THE RESCUE”, AND “TALK STOOP.” #CHECKYOURLOCALLISTINGS. SHE IS BEST KNOWN AROUND THE OFFICE FOR SCREAMING “G MORNING” UPON ENTRY AND “G BYE” UPON LEAVING EACH DAY. FOR WITHOUT OUR TRADITIONS, WE ARE NOTHING. SHE IS ALSO OBSESSED WITH INSTAGRAM.
ERIC JANKSTROM IS A NEW YORK CITY-BASED TELEVISION PRODUCER, EDITOR, AND PHOTOGRAPHER. SINCE 2001, HE HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD ON HIS QUEST TO TELL COMPELLING VISUAL STORIES. THROUGH A RANGE OF PLATFORMS THAT INCLUDE NETWORK SERIES, DOCUMENTARY FILM, AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, ERIC HAS COVERED MAJOR EVENTS BOTH LOCAL AND GLOBAL. HIGHLIGHTS OF HIS WORK INCLUDE THE FUNERAL OF POPE JOHN PAUL II, THE 2010 VANCOUVER WINTER OLYMPICS, AND THE HISTORIC 2008 ELECTION OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA. ERIC IS DRIVEN BY A PASSION FOR CREATING VISUAL NARRATIVES THAT HONESTLY DEPICT OUR HUMAN STORIES IN A BROADER SOCIAL CONTEXT.
Jason Kachadourian is a cofounder of The Bakery and an artist and object designer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is ultimately interested in the stories that objects carry, and the environment that they create when bonds are formed between them.
Portraits of Domestic Space is a series of panoramic gouache paintings of living spaces. The interiors are evocative of the inhabitants in their absence. Here, narratives are formed by the collective interaction of objects, depicting not just a living space but rather embodied spaces, where the objects that anchor us to the world become the subjects that tell our stories.
KACHADOURIAN is an ongoing series of design objects. The pieces in this collection refer to architecture, textile patterning and joinery techniques. Somewhere between fiction and function, this series is less concerned with the narratives behind each object, and rather focuses on how a particularly curated set of objects creates a particular energy within a moment of time.
Kelly Roman learned woodblock printmaking at Deerfield Academy and later attended Harvard University where he studied creative writing with Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Richard Ford. While writing, drawing and directing experimental short films, Kelly has worked as a marketing executive in the book publishing, software and healthcare industries. THE ART OF WAR is his debut graphic novel.
Holder of a B.A., Architecture from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. His architectural practice is defined through a bottom-up design approach; engaging materials, construction systems and nonlinear geometries explored through computational processes and physical building experimentation.
Builder of several interior design projects & art installations is co-owner of the architecture studios: [H] [Es] based in Mexico City, NODODESIGNS and DOMINO PROTOCOL based in Brooklyn, NY.
Robyn Rubenstein studied marine biology, fine art, and modern dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She worked on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Aide for Senator Ron Wyden while performing in modern, African and Butoh dance groups before moving to NYC to develop a career in dance and visual art.
Robyn likens her production of visual art to the meditative hours she once spent alone in a laboratory collecting and analyzing data on kelp reproduction cycles.
She speaks Japanese and French, and resides in East Williamsburg.
I'm an illustrator and cat fancier based in Brooklyn, New York. I was born and raised in South Dakota—which sounds much more exotic than it actually is. I received my BFA in Painting at SUNY Purchase College, studied at the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, and received my MFA at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
I work at The Bakery in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn and teach at Queens College.
For all commercial inquiries please contact my agents Folio Art.
I'm a painter living in Brooklyn, NY since 2004, after earning a BFA in painting from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. One of my first gigs in the city was working as a studio assistant to Kehinde Wiley along with a team of painters to help create giant, brightly-colored and elaborate canvases. A few years later, I landed a dreamy teaching job at MoMA's experimental after-school program called In the Making where I helped high school kids make sculptures, paintings, and videos based on the museum's amazing collection. I branched out from the art world in 2010 into the fashion world and took a turn as an illustrator at Ralph Lauren for the Women's Design Art Department where I would spend my days coloring up little sketches of design concepts in colored pencil and marker.
Around 2012 I started dabbling in the scenic painting world, picked up some tricks, and found myself a satisfying little niche making paintings as props. Over the past 5 years, I've made artwork for several theater and television productions, including Broadway plays and kooky Adult Swim TV shows. This kind of work is a great education in shifting perspectives as a painter. The diversity of characters and narratives, scenes and sets, and how my work enhances and completes these projects is both challenging and exhilarating.
In addition to this steady stream of commission-based work, I've also maintained a personal studio practice for the last 13 years--the past two at The Bakery--in Brooklyn, where I still live these days with my husband Matt and our daughter Alice.
Steven Bukowski is a furniture and product designer based in New York City. His work explores the materiality of the design process through the interaction of craft and industry, exploring a relationship between the techniques of traditional handcrafting and technology-driven manufacturing. Each piece incorporates subtle spatial details, inviting the viewer into the work for further observation.