Studio Visit: Sculptor Matt Kinney

From his live/work space in Beacon, NY, the carpenter and artist creates wooden pieces that brilliantly trick the eye

by Janine M. Stankus In the sun-splayed parlor of his partially renovated 1850s home, Matt Kinney’s artwork mingles with tools of his craft. Paint buckets, sliced and with wood medallions at their mouths, lean beneath a bench strewn with chisels, rasps and mallets. In the corner, a burled axe gleams, nearly swallowed against the swirling camouflage of a matching maple stump. Kinney, a carpenter, creates …

Fish & Game Restaurant, Hudson

Zakary Pelaccio and Jori Jayne Emde make waves upstate with a homey new outpost

Part of a growing community of entrepreneurs who have left NYC for greener pastures, husband-and-wife team Zakary Pelaccio and Jori Jayne Emde recently set up shop in Hudson, NY. The opening of Fish & Game restaurant follows the success of Pelaccio’s previous ventures Fatty ‘Cue and Fatty Crab in Brooklyn and Manhattan. With it, Emde and Pelaccio have brought the ingenuity of the five boroughs …

Cool Hunting Video: Upstate

Handmade tie-dye garments for the fashion-forward bohemian

We first came across Upstate back in 2010 and were intrigued by their intricate tie-dyed run of flowing garments. Recently, we had the chance to revisit the duo behind the dye at their studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We gained some insight into their process—including a method discovered by accident—and learned about how they have evolved into a dynamic fashion line.