I don't see a shop, how can I purchase something? I do occasional shop updates with any spoons/current work I've been making, about once a month. I announce it beforehand through my email subscribe list, which you can sign-up for HERE. Things usually sell quickly so I recommend getting to the website right when the shop is scheduled to go live. 

How do I order something?
I do not accept custom orders or requests. But! If you see something I've just made on instagram that strikes your fancy, you can send me an email and inquire about it. Sometimes that particular piece is ready to become available, and sometimes not quite yet. Worth a try! ( ariele@brooklyntowest.com )

Do you do wholesale?
Sorry but no, all my work takes a great deal of time, so I only sell directly.

May I post about your work on my blog or website?
Yes! Go ahead (and thanks!). Just make sure you link and give credit for any and all photos where credit is due.

Where did you learn to work with wood? (A short history)
I attended Pratt institute in Brooklyn and majored in sculpture. When I graduated, I worked for a few artists and began piecing together basic furniture to use in my own apartment at the time, using mostly hand tools. Everything I made was constructed from trial and error, figuring it out on my own. In 2011 I had the opportunity to design and build the restaurant il vecchio in California, which took me seven months of intense, hands-on labor and construction. The restaurant build-out started with a ten day, cross country road trip in a sixteen foot U-haul, collecting materials along the way. When I returned to Brooklyn I continued building in my home, five feet away from my couch in a small and confined area of my apartment. In 2012, I began getting commissions, and decided it was time to finally rent a studio. I worked in my Brooklyn studio for 3 years, and then rented a huge warehouse space in Queens where I used approx 900 sq ft of it as my own working space.

I'd like to work for you, do you need interns / apprentices / assistants?
Thank you! But I prefer to work alone and handle every aspect of my practice myself.

I sent you an email and you never got back to me / it's been three weeks. Why?
My sincerest apologies. I receive a lot of emails and certainly do my best to respond, however that usually does not happen -- it's just me working in the shop as well as on the business end of everything. Most of the time my responses may take up to a month or longer. Patience is wonderfully, insanely appreciated!