Age: 27 Pronouns: He/him Neighborhood: Williamsburg Most Likely to: Be the first one awake Favorite Quote: “As you wander on through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the donut, and not upon the hole.” Daniel King is a builder and a fixer. His mentality that “vintage is the future,” is what led Daniel to open Home Union, a curated store of vintage modern furniture store he co-owns with his wife, Meghan. Daniel saw a flimsiness in...
Walk into any Brooklyn home goods boutique and you’re bound to stumble upon whimsical designs by Cold Picnic—cushion covers and woven bathmats emblazoned with casually sketched body parts, hand-knotted macrame plant hangers, plush rugs in desert-landscape palettes, quilted throws in abstract colorblocks. Launched in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Phoebe Sung and Pete Buer, the label has evolved from its early years as a women’s accessories line to a full-fledged interiors endeavor (though you can...
Why go to an office when you can live in your office? From musicians to fashion designers to visual artists, more and more creatives are choosing to take their work home. All it takes is time, ingenuity, and the ability to work within a small to space to set up your own home studio—and then you never need to leave the house again. Brooklyn Magazine recently invaded (well, visited) the spaces of some our favorite...
After a long run—and a Pulitzer Prize win—with The Boston Globe, and a four-year stint working for Bill Simmons at Grantland (RIP), Wesley Morris made the jump in 2015 to The New York Times, leaving full-time film criticism in the dust. As a critic-at-large for the Times, Morris weighs in on anything from the Art, Music, and Television worlds, with anything in-between fair game as well (film, of course, remains mixed in). Last year, Morris...
In 2012, Laura O’Neill and Ben and Pete Van Leeuwen, co-founders of Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, opened a restaurant in Greenpoint. They called it Selamat Pagi, “good morning” in Indonesian. The menu was inspired by cuisine from that region and was also largely vegan. Behind the restaurant’s main dining room, the company produced every ounce of its organic and vegan pints. “When we took over the space and it had a kitchen we said,...
When you imagine classic New York City (like, for example, the booze-fueled tuxedoed roaring 20's), neon illuminates it. Delis, movie theaters, diners, performance halls, liquor stores—the social hubs that lined Manhattan were gilded with electrified tubes of rarefied gases, and gave the impression that this was a city of play and prosperity. Unfortunately, neon is finicky; and one by one the lighted show stoppers fell into disrepair, only to be replaced by cheaper fluorescents...
On a breezy day in June, Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer—married co-founders of the thirteen-year-old market Artists & Fleas—walked me through their Crown Heights home. Upstairs, Abrams showed us the master bedroom—tidy and punctuated with eclectic objects and pictures—and then walked us past an office, whose handsome sliding door was purchased in Jodhpur, India, and finally to the bedrooms of their daughters, Ruby and Noa.  A garland of multicolored pom-poms hung above one of...
After four years of living in Williamsburg, Kelsey Keith moved in with her journalist boyfriend Eli Rosenberg, bringing with her a flair for Scandinavian modernism and some very unique items culled from her travels and assignments at Curbed and Dwell. (Their stylish Bed-Stuy one-bedroom was included in our 10 Beautiful Brooklyn Homes feature.) Along with her things, Keith brought an eye for design and a taste for great food. Now that she’s spent six...
Living in Brooklyn, we interact with talented, successful people everyday, but it’s rare that we get to peek inside the homes they’ve decorated and filled with their most prized possessions. We see these places from the outside and know the typologies—19th century brownstones and townhouses, industrial lofts in converted factories, large apartment buildings, and single family houses—but how residents style the interiors reflects the incredible diversity that makes up this borough. We opened the...

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