one of the first artists who came to mind for the interior of our third Delaware location was fellow Philly-based friend, Ryan Psota. We've partnered with Ryan in the past, asking him to contribute a mural to our Front Street Walls, which he designed + painted in collaboration with in the Mural Arts Program. For our newest restaurant in Christiana, we gave Ryan two walls + asked him to make something bold + colorful. Needless to say, Ryan did not dissapoint.
If you’ve ever dug into a cheese board at Talula’s Garden in Philly or hung out over a cup of coffee at Brew Ha Ha in Trolley Square in Wilmington, DE, then you’re already familiar with the beautiful millwork of Andrew McKnight and his student army. Andrew McKnight is a Philadelphia resident and founder + director of the Challenge Program, a Delaware based furniture production company centered around craftsmanship education for kids between 18 + 21.
Biltsharp is a Philadelphia-based workshop forging custom hunting, shaving and culinary knives. Adam Balkovic, the creator and founder of Biltsharp, has been creating custom knives with his bare hands for over three years. The fact that it's a labor of love for Adam can be seen in every callus and burn endured by his hands over the years. Adam’s passionate craftsmanship is unbelievable; not only is he making custom knives, but also the tools he uses to create them.
Matt Bruno from Bruno Design & Build is the mastermind behind the beautiful handcrafted furniture and cabinetry gracing more and more Philadelphians homes. Matt gave us a tour of his huge shared warehouse where all the magic happens. He explained what certain tools do, expressed his love for clamps and gave us a one-on-one class on identifying types of wood by smell(!!!) This is all in a day's work for Matt.
Brian Barto is a true Renaissance man in the pureset sense of the word. Based in nearby West Chester, PA, Brian crafts vintage-inspired custom pieces in between his creative role at Goodwin Deisign Group, helping with his wife's new floral shop, and hiking into abandoned treasures in the wilds of PA.