I came home for the weekend to spend time with my family and take a break from the city. Today I was dying to visit my Dad’s warehouse; he’s been on this “making furniture out of old things” kick and I’ve been really wanting to see where he’s been working on everything.
When I was younger and Take Your Child to Work Day was the cool thing to do, this warehouse was known as Paul T. Freund Corporation; a company specializing in packaging. You are probably familiar with Godiva Chocolate, Grey Goose Vodka, Brooks Brothers, Oscar de la Renta, Victoria’s Secret, Sephora, The Kardashians, and more (if not then you definitely live under a rock). The boxes for their products were designed and made in Palmyra, New York at Paul T. Freund Corporation. My Dad.
Today, the warehouse is for my Dad’s own company, Pulp Inc. The front offices were completely designed and rennovated by himself… he’s no interior designer or anything, but I swear he should be doing something in that industry.
It is the most amazing building, two floors of old machines and empty floors. 5 or more entirely different rooms/warehouse spaces with entirely different interiors, separated by an industrial sliding door. Windows are opened by pulley systems, and the freight elevator is powered by a giant wheel and leather belt.
2 hours were spent digging through old boxes and crates, pushing aside machinery, and finding anything I possibly could to decorate my Brooklyn apartment with.. because that’s what the trendy thing to do is, Pinterest told me so.