Brooklyn Slate Co.
Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka live like rock stars--in a sense. The graphic designer and Parsons graduate student visited Kristy’s family’s slate quarry in 2009, and took a few pieces of slate to give to friends as rustic coasters and trivets. Their experiments were so well-received that they founded Brooklyn Slate Co. as a way to turn their efforts into a line of artful, unique slate products. Every piece of slate they use is hand-cut and cleaned to be food safe.