name: Carlos E. Fernández-Dieppa
address: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
Size: 670 square feet
years lived in: 1.5 years; rent
Carlos Fernández has the concept of “one person’s trash is the treasure of another man” to a completely different level. Carlos is a designer resourceful and very intelligent, never allowing a single item to go to waste. their custom parts are thoughtful and functional, with a playful flair. To say that the slide can not do justice to this craft loft is an understatement. In his home, surrounded by his creations, Carlos really come alive; He is energetic, lively, exciting and will share with you the history of any piece.
He was warm, friendly and completely down-to-earth; no wonder that he saw the beauty in all the scraps of wood, glass, metal, plastic and New York City has to offer. It’s the true craftsmanship and sheer passion to design their own studio Carlos’, CreoCreo, was born.
Carlos received his BFA from the Tyler School of glasses of Temple University and an MFA in Art of interior design from Parsons the new school for design. art and design platform, mixed with a lifelong passion for “the study of the environment and the human condition,” led him to teach classes in glassblowing and art for adults with disabilities, and metal fabrication and 3D models, and interior design participation outside the normal box. He had the vision to turn this open space into a two-bedroom apartment that is very different from most cities garret. Where most of the units built vertically, with a ladder leading up to the lofted bed at three feet, Carlos built the actual bedroom with wall screen reminiscent of traditional Japanese shoji, with a modern spin. The screen is made of metal and frosted glass, while the entire bedroom structure from concept to end built by Carlos with the help of his girlfriend, Carolyn, and friends (preview + floor digital plans outlined at the end of the slideshow).
the rest of the furniture and decoration apartments are pretending smart; Wardrobe is a rolling rack that tucks away in a little neglected by the negative space between the wall and the bedroom, while the other closet hidden behind a tapestry in between. Most of the shelves and the tables are built to move if necessary; come out from the foot of the table and folded away. desktop marble Carlos’ is done with a throwaway island from Tony’s Pizzeria, a pizza joint has been around since my parents grew up in Brooklyn. You’ll also find a velcro-closed floor as decorative wall and a chair leg hanging on a hook on the couch. Carlos’ loft is a visual playground that is full of surprises; it’s like Willy Wonka’s factory inside the interior design.
The DIY plant wall is one of my favorite Carlos’ to look at; it is an ever-changing work-in-progress that changed around according to their needs for light and water. friend Carlos’ joke saying that he had an “accidental growing pet-safe.” Although Carlos does not have any pets myself, accident a man can only be a treasure for the rest of us.
To see more from Carlos or contact him us directly, please visit the Creo Creo Studio, her Etsy shop.
Apartment therapy survey:
my Style: I am trying to design and create an excess time. I like things that tell a story, and those that are just beginning to record their own. I’m an artist, designer, manufacturer and rolled into one. I constantly balancing function, aesthetics, and the pursuit for inspiration.
Inspiration: Buckminster Fuller, Andrea Zittel, The Eameses furniture, Shaker, plant and the wonderful garden for my grandfather ‘, Spanish architecture colonial compact living, and a good flea market.
favorite element: the factory walls. Right from the beginning I have always wanted to retain a sense of openness in space while establishing a separate area. The plant wall function in such a way that you can focus on it, or on the floor. its unusual pattern unique grid out the window created by the old factory, not hinder them completely.
biggest Challenge: Fitting three people in a small open space. We sleep and most personal property in our 175 square feet less. While it is a feat in the true sense of it, with the right chemistry of people is equally important. Carolyn and I feel so lucky to have met roommate our current Lindsay Powell, aka the courtyard.
What friends say: I love plants but how do you … you know?
biggest Embarrassment: We have not completely closed the windows. They look cool, but make it difficult to maintain a pleasant temperature throughout the year.
proudest DIY: The bedroom. They are part of the largest construction in space. This design is an exploration of a bedroom converted into quite literally that, a room for a bed. Many of the apartments I had in New York was small, with small wardrobe even more. The space has always made me feel like I just sleep in the closet stored my stuff. The aim here is to prioritize everything to be able to easily access things regularly, and limit access to objects seldom used or seasonal. Yes this means more structured storage capacity means that while the rooms are small, they are calming market once inside. I just want to quickly thank Dan Brohawn, Victoria Valencia, Steven Ma, Larson Harley, Carolyn Murphy and of course for all the hard work you put into helping to build this. You are all amazed, and talented artists. Look’em up!
biggest Indulgence: plants. They require a lot of time to maintain, and can be quite expensive depending on the type and size. I would not trade them for anything, but you really need to love them to keep them happy!
The best advice: not regularly work on your time. Our residence grow and change with us. I like to think of our living space as an opportunity to present not only our personality but also our history. I believe we’re on our own, and the pieces we have chosen to surround themselves with reminders of who we are, whether it is for the purpose of self-reflection, or tell your friends a great story.
dream Source: unlimited gift Card for McMaster-Carr (I know, super dorky …), material and continue to trade my friends, the wooden furniture direct from traditional rural areas in Puerto Rico.
- Shoe rack: . I built out of scrap wood left over from the various home improvement
- classification: The legs on the chair is made from leftover pile roadblocks from a railing roses I had last summer, the first made from reclaimed Douglas fir.
- Neoprene & Nitrile Register :. Found at a factory in Philadelphia I had broken into when I was nineteen
- Mirror :. Left by my friend Dan
- bicycle storage: Pullies from Ace to Eagle Scout Knickerbocker and shot wide buy button my skills
- Leather sectional :. Do not know the designers, buyers free through the universe
- Table: The stainless steel head and sawhorses was found on our block. I polished and polished stainless top and modify the sawhorse legs.
- The Wall: Each section has its own story. I like to reward the curious. I’ve accumulated the collection throughout the years. It ranges from objects found in abandoned factories in and around Philadelphia, junk shops in many cities, a market in Rome, exploring my own material, and one or two gifts . There is even something I found in the apartment when I moved in.
- Metal sculptures. I saw someone how to use a roller and came out with this homage to Richard Serra accidental
- Glass pieces: The last remnants of a project I did in undergrad as a major at Tyler School of Art Glass.
- Last Gang shoes: Junk shop on Starr Street.
- Table and Chairs :. Ikea, courtesy of my brother married
- Shelf: I made the output of the Board Mahogany was donated to me, and the support metals from scrap metal in the shop
- Library Ladder: saved from my studio in Williamsburg friends hours before it was gutted.
- Mirror :. Also from the same studio
- The Light :. From a junk shop in my favorite neighborhood in Philadelphia Fishtown
- Wall of Art (clockwise from upper left)
Face it: Just ‘Cooperatives
Wire sculpture researching .: Because I
Arte Para Todos: Just seeds artists’ seeds collaborative artists
Taj Mahal Trio: justAjar Design Press
La Puerta de San Juan: Buy in a gallery in Old San Juan. Unknown artist
Hands Touching Hands: Lizzie Gill
And as long as we do not back there From: Lizzie Gill
The Watchman: Harley M. Larson
Rocking Chair: justAjar Design Press
Himrod road Backyard: Joe MARXEN
Daria Tessler In
Etching of University Baptist Church: Don Swann
- Owl lamps :. Made by Carolyn
- Wardrobe :. Exploited by Carloyn
- lamp: This is an old heat lamp that I polished all the brass surface, and rewired to convert into a light. This has also been purchased in Fishtown.
- paneled :. Leveraging wood cutoffs that I changed to create the model Chevron
- storage appliances :. These are my elbow PVC pipe installation to free up space in a drawer
- mold on wood kitchen cabinets: Wood molding found at 3rd Ward age that I custom fit the space
- metal Shelves: All these components are part of the series Fe line of my design, CreoCreo Studio
- Wood Pallets: Many years ago, I lived across the street from a wooden pallet assembly companies, and they are built with the debris deemed unusable with them.
- Kitchen Island: I designed this piece is a flat-packed products. The lower section is removable for easier transportation and relocation.
- Stools: Buy to build it green in Queens. Montana Gold spray-painted.
- La Maja Desnuda, Goya. Goya reproduction and excellent chassis acquired by Carolyn
- Penguins: Found separate occasions by Carolyn and I.
- Golden Sculpture Parrot: A piece Carolyn haggled for the a wine shop employee in exchange for $ 10 and my phone number
- Pot price: I do this with the chain and also placed on the ceiling hook eye. I changed galvanized steel chain with its sandblasted.
- Chain Lamp: Made by Dan Brohawn
- Metal Partitions: I bought it from a pastor down the street. then I took her to his three-story … I feel like a worker ant.
- Grey Dresser :. Overstock.com through craigslist
- Open the wardrobe. The placemat by Faye
- Lion Drawing: Violation topic illustrates Johnny Mattei Carolyn
- lintel: I finished it near my house and polish it.
- Pine cabinets: Ikea
- Metal rolling Shelf: After Carolyn threatened to buy a cheap, I custom design / build shelves to fit in tight spaces and collaboration between our room and the walls.
INSIDE CARLOS & CAROLYN’S ROOM
- End Table :. Leverage from the old loading dock at my store
- Sebadoh Print :. Posters printed hand Landland
- Nacional de la Hamaca Festival :. Unknown artist
- Three small print of various places in Old San Juan. Unknown artist
- wooden shelves and metal frame: I made this from scrap wood and metal from old red my store.
- and wheelbarrow Vertical Garden: The garden is vertical continuity in the process. I attached to the ceiling joists and has been working towards a more floors suspension to the excess water goes into the next pot. It consists mainly of spider plants except for the Jews wandering in the corner near the window. I found the wheelbarrow near my old apartment and decided to convert it into a garden. It is convenient to capture excess water from the vertical wall, and can easily be moved around to clean and maintain.
- White workbench marble: Carolyn and I found a kitchen island away from a pizza shop in our neighborhood. I suggest we take a closer look, and bottom shelves are white marble! I ran home, gathered the necessary tools, and dismantling the island. After a three-story went up, and many hours of scrub, we bring to life.
- Metal and wood chair: I make this chair a little while back with some cutoffs from commissions
Thank you for sharing, Carlos & Carloyn!
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