First Look: Trawling for Treasure

The debut of the Collective.1 Design Fair was a hit. The 25 curated contemporary and vintage dealers were presented in a fantastic field of a space at Pier 57, where Kyle DeWoody, co-founder and creative director of Grey Area, featured Peter Dayton’s room installation “Wallflowers.” Photo: Wendy Goodman

Also at Todd Merrill, Beth Katleman’s Hanging Girl and Sleeping Girl, two porcelain relief wall pieces. They are dreamscapes that reveal mysterious figures the closer you get. Photo: Wendy Goodman

From Ornamentum, David Clarke’s very surreal tabletop art. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Here’s the great gallerist Cristina Grajales, who has a wonderful roster of artist and designers such as Sebastian Errazuriz and Pedro Barrail. Photo: Wendy Goodman

The VIP room really felt VIP with handmade american furniture from BDDW. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Then it was over to the BKLYN Designs fair”happily back in Dumbo after a two-year hiatus. I loved this Dhurrie by Vaishali rug, featuring block-printing of the Sanskrit alphabet. Photo: Wendy Goodman

I liked this take on a traditional farm table with steel legs, courtesy of From the Source, mimicking the silhouette of a wood turned leg. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Christopher Coleman’s interior-design work has always been steeped in bold colors and crisp patterns, and now he is introducing a line of tabletop and furniture in the same bright palette. Photo: Wendy Goodman

I got to Paula Greif’s pottery booth early, so I was fast on the draw with my AmEx card”before the crowd bought her out. Photo: Wendy Goodman

Craig Murphey (left) Ten Eyck Street and Union Avenue, Williamsburg. Early in the morning of October 18, 2007, Murphey was biking home from escorting his date to her South Williamsburg apartment. According to police reports, Murphey attempted to outrun a gas truck turning left on Ten Eyck Street. His pelvis shattered on impact, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. In his honor, over 40 friends have since received tattoos that read BE BETTER. Frank C. Simpson Linden Boulevard near 175th Street, St. Albans. Simpson, a janitor returning from the evening shift at a Con Edison facility, was hit by a Dodge Stratus on November 9, 2006.

First Look: Trawling for Treasure