Studio Visit: Daniel Michalik and Mark McGinnis

The cork furniture designer's toy boats buoyed by pithy type and clever illustration

Through the large industrial windows of his studio in Brooklyn, designer Daniel Michalik looks out at a small harbor of the East River’s Maspeth Creek and the repurposed ferries that inhabit its quiet docks. It is an industrial but romantic view that seems to perfectly complement the world inside Michalik’s airy workshop, which is populated by mammoth band saws, high stacks of fragrant wood and …