Ever since Sex and the City shot several scenes at SEA on North Sixth Street in Williamsburg, it’s been next to impossible to get a table there. On weekends, hopeful and hungry groups cluster outside, counting the cobblestones, waiting for their names to be called. Their time would be better spent across the street at The Future Perfect, a new store that showcases the work of up-and-coming home-furnishings designers, most of them from Brooklyn.
Owner David Alhadeff, 29, chooses products based on what he calls “explorative good ideas” and “environmental sustainability.” There’s a resin picnic table by Jason Miller, complete with carved graffiti ($280–$300); a line of dishware, called 50¢, made from vintage dishes that have been reglazed in new patterns ($30–$100); stacking shelving units by Christine Warren and Alex Valich for Redstr Collective ($35 each); throw pillows by a graffiti artist named Kaws (two for $98); even a screen called the “Groove Tube”—put it over your TV and it pixellates the image into vibrant blocks of color and light. Groovy, baby.
The Future Perfect, 115 North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-599-6278).