Hypebeast: Kinfolk 94 by john cheng

Hypebeast takes a look into the new Kinfolk 94 space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Kilfolk has encapsulated what seems to be a retail, relaxation, event space, and bar environment all into one place. I definitely need to make a trip out there and check this space out for myself.

Get the latest from HYPEBEAST TV by subscribing: In our latest HYPEBEAST Spaces installation, we take a look at the multidisciplinary space Kinfolk 94, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Providing a physical platform for artists and creatives alike to express themselves, Kinfolk 94 offers an experience that encompasses retail, relaxation and an event space as well as a cocktail service.

Byun by john cheng

What makes your home a home to you? There are so many small details in my home that only I know about and give me comfort. When does a home stop becoming your home?

There's no place like home. It's where we live, work and dream. It's our sanctuary and our refuge. We can love them or hate them. It can be just for the night or for the rest of our lives. But whoever we may be, we all have a place we call home.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is a series of short films that explore the idea of home; what makes them, how they represent us, why we need them.
We're always on the lookout for dwellings of all sorts. If you've come across any curious or eccentric homes, feel free to send them along.

KAWS' New Brooklyn Studio by Masamichi Katayama by john cheng

All photos by NACÁSA & PARTNERS INC. VIA Spoon-Tamago

Artist Brian Donnelly, KAWS, has a new studio in Williamsburg designed by Masamichi Katayama of Wonder Wall. Katayama was also the architect that designed the Original Fake store in Tokyo back in 2006. 

I love seeing the studios of artists and getting a glimpse of the space that they work in. I would love to one day also have a giant studio to work out of that is separate from my home. One day...

The Sketchbook Project by john cheng

The Sketchbook Project is a crowd sourced library of artists' books. The best part is, you can be a part of it too! Purchase a book and fill it to your heart's content and send it back in to be a part of their collection, archived in the Brooklyn Art Library and included at every 2015 exhibition. I think I may just have a go at this.

The Shoemaker by john cheng

Another great video by Dustin Cohen on the Shoemaker Frank Catalfumo.

Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the day.