- Flavor Paper
216 Pacific St., nr. Court St., Boerum Hill; 718-422-0230
If you think about wallpaper at all—which a lot of design people don’t anymore—you think of two things: dumpy historical reproductions, or those flocked-and-foiled seventies patterns that produce nightmares. Erase those clichés from your mind with a visit to Boerum Hill’s Flavor Paper, whose products line the Tribeca Steve Madden boutique and the upcoming Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. At the Brooklyn showroom, you can browse hand-screened and digital-printed wallpapers that come in genuinely hip designs: fishnet, farmers’ market, even kitschy woodgrain. Visitors can also commission their own, with prices starting at $150 per roll for hand-screened paper or $7 per square foot for digital output.
From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).