Five Leaves 

Designers: John and Kevin McCormick

This nautically themed restaurant, café, and bar occupies the triangular space at Bedford Ave, Lorimer St., and Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint. John and Kevin McCormick (who have also designed Freemans, Beatice Inn and Moto) worked on the interior of the space – John uses oxidation, ageing techniques on surfaces and metals, while Kevin uses candle wax, motor oil, nails, keys, etc. to weather and age walls and the ceiling. These applications give the bar a casual, rustic, lived in vibe of an old fishing boat. [FiveLeaves]

18 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

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