Marcy & Myrtle by Harbor Projects

Once intended to be just the design firm's office, this Brooklyn space is now also a cafe

by Chérmelle Edwards At the intersection of Marcy and Myrtle avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stands a new cottage-like coffee shop of the same name, Marcy & Myrtle, by interior architecture and design build firm Harbor Projects, and one of its partners’ daughter, Shaina Schochet. Harbor Projects took over the space—which was once a tire store—with the initial intent of using it as a Brooklyn office …

Interview: Stephen Kenn

The LA-based furniture maker on his "bare bones" approach to design

by Tariq Dixon Stephen Kenn’s approach to design is quite simple: “Strip things down to the barest bones.” Throughout the LA-based designer’s career, he has explored this philosophy in various forms—including two denim brands and an accessories line, Temple Bags. While tremendously varied in form and function, all of Kenn’s designs maintain a strong appreciation for the essential. Kenn’s most recent project, an eponymous label …

Secret Art Show

Mysterious works from Brooklyn artists in a one-night gallery show

Keren Richter—who last year had us reading Space is the Place, a psychedelic art zine inspired by the eponymous film by Sun Ra—has teamed up with designer Nanse Kawashima to present “Secret”, an art exhibition dedicated to the many faces of the unknown. The one-night-only show, which is composed almost entirely of Brooklyn artists, will take place in Richter’s Williamsburg studio space. While reflecting the …