weekly wrap up + ariele alasko | Design*Sponge

I’ve been waiting to write this all week, but wanted to hold off until the week’s end so it could be the top post for a few days in a row. Why? Because I love it that much. Designer and woodworker Ariele Alasko works from her studio in Brooklyn creating stunning furniture and lighting designs from salvaged materials. While the concept of working with salvaged wood and metal isn’t entirely new, I love how Ariele integrates subtle (and sometimes more pronounced) patterns into her work using just the raw materials. Kate first introduced us to her work last week (after seeing her on The Makers), and when I finally brought up her site, I think I literally yelled, “Oh WOW!” at the top of my lungs after seeing not only her work but also her incredible studio. Let’s just cut to the chase: there’s an entire wall of eucalyptus leaves arranged like an undulating wave (third photo below). I mean, come on. I kept staring at the photo online and saying, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.” Needless to say, Amy and I have already politely begged her for a home tour 😉

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