Mike Diamond (Mike D of the Beastie Boys) wanted a Brooklyn-inspired toile wallpaper for the walls of his Cobble Hill brownstone. In 2012, he worked with designers Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersaqi at Revolver New York, and John Sherman of local manufacturer Flavor Paper to produce a design that pays tribute to Brooklyn in a manner that looks, from a distance, like a traditional eighteenth centre French toile — a printed textile with small scenes that make up an overall pattern.
Brooklyn Toile captures the vitality and cultural essence of the borough of King’s County: Coney Island, Hasidic Jews, and the Notorious B.I.G., as well as subways, pigeons, stroller moms, and lovers under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Photographed from an Installation (4th floor) in the Brooklyn Museum.
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