Perfect Worlds: Nature House

68 Gansevoort Street Former Industrial Loft
975 square feet

"My business is so much about human-made objects. When I go home, I surround myself with natural pieces that I find in the woods or water. When my friends travel, they bring me part of the landscape—salt from the Dead Sea, stones from Pompeii."
photo: Brian Kennedy

John Erik Karkula: Owner, Karkula

1Orange felt Attolo sofa by Paola Lenti, Karkula, 68 Gansevoort Street. ("It comes without legs. That's the way she likes it.")

2Tumbleweed, New Mexico

3Driftwood from Costa Rica, rock from Sardinia, coral from Hawaii

4White ceramic table, Karkula

5Dama felt rug by Paola Lenti, Karkula

6Genizaro wood chairs by Gabriella Valenzuela, Costa Rica

712-foot bamboo tree, flower district in Chelsea

8Milk glass table with steel base by Karkula

9Black rotary phone, flea market

10The Chasm Chair, polyethylene, by NiceHouse, Scotland

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