Keiko Hirosue as this weeks Guest Hunter. Keiko is a talented shoe designer, and like many of our previous “hunters” is a savvy entrepreneur and a loving mama. She also shares her skills by teaching shoe-making workshops in her neighborhood. In 2008 Keiko launched a fabulous line of shoes called k* (pronounced kay-star), which we love here at threetwentyeight. The colorful and comfortable collection is inspired by an active life in the city.
Keiko is also a huge fan of Brooklyn, with good reason to be of course, so keep reading for some of her local favorites straight from the borough itself.
An amazing Brooklyn based designer, Patrick Townsend’s lights are stunning. I’m a big fan, I have the white chandelier. It adds a great flavor to our mini apt.
The colors, the stories, the imagery. The intimates that are whimsy, sexy, and sporty, all combined. Talented Teo Griscom is the brain and soul behind this beautiful Brooklyn based line.
I don’t want to toot my own horn, but k* has an amazing fit and beautiful colors, and now MADE in USA, in NYC with domestic leather. If you’re looking for comfortable, local, almost made to measure shoes that have a lifetime warranty, and beautiful, k* is the brand to go to.
Beautiful dresses and fascinators handmade, fit just for you. What more can we ask? The orange dress has a super droopy open back that she made for me. Both the dress and fascinator are made by Phaedra and the photography is by Joe Tanis.
An antique structure, folded wallet. Perfect for a slick back pocket, and made in Brooklyn! When my husband encountered these, it was magnetic energy zzzzzzzjjjj, sold!
A Brooklyn based kids tees designer. The designer, Rosie Kanellis, also does textile and print design. Adorable prints!
On Atlantic between Hoyt and Bond, partners Luca and Antonio started their pizzeria just less than a month ago! The oven was sent in from Italy. Heavenly pizza. I want to go back again to try out all the different pizzas. We had Sfiziosa, with caramelized onions and anchovies, and Fresca with prosciutto, and the desert pizza with nutella. Drooling just talking about it!
Recently, my family is into the meat share CSA, in Williamsburg. Once every two weeks, the High Point Farms sends us two dozen eggs and meat of about 3 types. Like, one package was a steak, ground beef and spicy sausage. The other was a whole chicken and ground beef and sausage. It’s an amazing program, just about right amount for a family of three for two weeks. Other days we eat fish, and veges, and some of these meats last a couple of days.
The pickup location is a fun one to go to and check out too. Crossfit Virtuosity has pretty intensive workouts. With barbel lifting, to running around the block…I know I can’t be a part of it…
A Brooklyn based couple where the husband is the pastry chef, Mark, and wife is the marketing, blogging, guru and an amazing photographer, Jenna.
Their homemade marshmallows are such a delight, and the rest all have some spice or hint of herbs. My favorite, it’s very hard to narrow down… is the honey lavender shortbread cookie and pink peppercorn sandwich cookies. You can get them online and have them delivered to you, or see them and buy them at many events around town, including the Brooklyn Flea.
Made in mexico by talented craftsmen and by the people in jail for their programs to acquire skills. They get paid for the work they do. You can see Carmen and her bags sometimes at markets, the Habana Outpost, etc.
Truly amazing gem in Fort Greene. I love it that they’re so mixed into the Brooklyn city-scape and you almost walk by without noticing. The selection of flowers are different from the other florists nearby.