Founded by painter and sculptor Tyler Hayes, BDDW is a small company that makes its furniture by hand in their Williamsburg Brooklyn studio. The workshop is run by Joshua Vogel, who is trained as an architect, and insists on the finest materials and methods, such as solid domestic hardwoods, traditional joinery and hand-rubbed finishes in natural oils and lacquers. The company creates innovative pieces in many categories, including seating, storage, lighting, beds, mirrors, and tables. Hayes is probably best known for his slab dining tables, made of found wood and manufactured bases. All items can be seen online or at the company's gorgeous showroom in Soho (they graciously hosted our launch party for Elements of Living there -- and I can attest that it is one cool space!). Pictured above: Chocolate Harroll rug, Tripod lamp, and Lake Credenza.