Local Finds — Bklyn Curated in Brooklyn, New York

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Bklyn Curated at 88 Franklin St. in Brooklyn.

Bklyn Curated at 88 Franklin St. in Brooklyn.

Drawn to the romanticism of two icons of Americana — surfing and cowboys — Kevin Jacob can’t say which he loves more. His store, the aptly-named Bklyn Curated, features pieces honoring both. Retro surfboards lean against the walls of this Greenpoint shop while brass, horse-shaped buckles and hand-tooled, leather belts are displayed on tables. Kevin grew up surfing in Long Island but has traveled throughout the west for his work as a designer. His shop has the feel of a carefully curated museum where all the items are worn in and waiting to tell you their story.

Kevin Jacob owns and runs the shop.

Kevin Jacob sits at a desk in his shop.

Bklyn Curated has been open a little more than a month, but Jacob’s design chops run deep. He’s been an interior designer for about five years and worked at Ralph Lauren for almost 15 years. He continues to design sets, brand showrooms and homes with pieces he collects from flea markets, auctions and antique stores on his wide-ranging travels.

Leather belts backed by a glass carboy bottle holding arrows.

Leather belts backed by a glass carboy bottle holding arrows.

“I just buy what I think is cool,” he explains. “Industrial, Mid-Century Modern, American Folk Art — those are the styles I’m drawn to.”

Jacob sets up displays using flags and vintage Western items.

Jacob sets up displays using flags and vintage Western items.

The space feels warm and authentic and you can’t help but touch items made of iron, paper and leather. “I think everything in here is special,” he says. “I buy whatever stops me in my tracks. There’s no rhyme or reason other than that.”

Various western blankets and rugs are draped beneath two vintage clocks.

Various western blankets and rugs are draped beneath two vintage clocks.

Outside on the back patio, the Stars and Stripes wave in the breeze. Empty mismatched chairs dot the cement and a “Mountain Drive-In Theater” sign hangs on a back grass-covered wall. As the summer rolls through, Kevin hopes to have the outdoor space buzzing with gatherings and parties as Greenpoint locals hear about the new find in their neighborhood.

Framed photographs surround a mirror on a brick wall.

Framed photographs surround a mirror on a brick wall.

Globes and books line a shelf.

Globes and books line a shelf.

An outdoor space can be rented for private events.

The outdoor space can be rented out.

In some displays, Jacob groups similar items like these glass bottles.

In some displays, Jacob groups similar items like these glass bottles.

Visit The Shop

Bklyn Curated
88 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
info@bklyncurated.com
718-389-2682
Noon-7pm Tuesday through Sunday

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  • I love the old things, it looks very ancient look. I want to own it. thank you