Get Colorful Inspiration from North Brooklyn Farms and Tom Fruin

North Brooklyn Farms by benjamin maddox @bensofbrooklyn

Bright colorful glass houses are an exciting urban and artistic twist on an old garden standard.  The familiarly known Fruin Farmhouse – also called Kolonihavehus was made by artist Tom Fruin who has also created cool colored glass installations all over Brooklyn, New York (I particularly like this water tower).

Set in North Brooklyn Farms  it is part of an urban garden that also features a vegetable garden, farm stand and event space that overlooks the NYC skyline.  I’m eager to check it out – if for no other reason than to have some fun snapping my own images of this pretty building with the bridge and the city in the background.  North Brooklyn Farms is right next to Domino Park (named for the Domino Sugar Refinery that once held this spot) which is a new 6-acre waterfront park that opened in June of 2018.

Domino park has a playground designed by Mark Reigelman, that is designed as a miniature sugar refinery. Three sections of the playground take kids through an adventure in the sugar refining process that includes ramps, tunnel tubes, conveyor belts and catapult slides. And if they aren’t into all of that, there is a taco shack – because every park needs a taco shack (and a gorgeous glass house). Right?

Has anyone been yet? What do you think?

Fruin Farmhouse at North Brooklyn Farms by Matthew Pugliese

shadows from the fruin farmhouse by luisa Sheilds Munie

Fruin Farmhouse at North Brooklyn Farms by the Stripe

p.s. I discovered the Fruin Farmhouse from a post at The Stripe – if you want to know more about the red dress and the rest of the outfit – check out the full post there.

images Benjamin Maddox , Matthew Puiglese, Luisa Sheilds-Munie, The Stripe
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  1. AxeTreePros on June 27, 2018 at 3:55 am

    nicely done, great article thanks for sharing

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