the brothers haslegrave

The features in NY-based online magazine The Scout are always thoughtful portraits of real craftsmen, who seem to live what they love and share a homegrown, salvaged philosophy towards design. Brothers Oliver and Evan Haslegrave, who together make up residential design team hOmE, are no different, and have created some of New York's most unique restaurants and bars. I love all the images that accompany their interview - which is an interesting read. It doesn't hurt that the brothers are stone cold foxes, either. Read the full interview on The Scout's website here.

Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of hOmE in their Greenpoint studio

At play

hOmE's 1,200 square foot live/work space

hOmE's 1,200 square foot live/work space

The entrance to their workshop

There is order and symmetry amongst the rough texture in the studio.

An Edison record player sits in front of the workshop

Evan sketching

“A lot of salvaged pieces you find, like that old beer tap,” Oliver began, while gesturing to a large metal tap that sat disembodied atop a wooden butcher’s block in his kitchen. “I would be really amazed if they still made them like that. And it’s not a qualitative thing, it’s just that there were certain times when certain kinds of things were made. New materials come along as a quicker means of production,” he added. “And if you want to create a feeling of warmth and history or character, then a new material will not give it to you. Used materials just lend themselves better [to that sort of ambiance.] Inherently, salvaged materials have all of these restrictions, but to use them in a more abstract way, to create something new from them—that’s the best part of the job,” Evan said.

Excerpt from The Brothers Haslegrave interview, written by Raven Keller. All photos by Rose Callahan.

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