There are flowers blooming everywhere we go and bikes hitting the pavement to Prospect Park so that must make it time for a new installment of Queer Interiors, featuring a lovely home or two every season for that special sneak peak urban dwellers crave. This round features talented baker, proud Brooklynite and cute cyclist Jason Schreiber, who has a gem of a space to hang his hat. He gave us the low down on his not-so-bachelor pad for our summer edition of Queer Interiors, so check out Jason's eye for design – homemade or otherwise – which makes this a delicious space.
Jason Schreiber, 27
Baker, Prospect Heights
Queerespondence: How often do you bake off the clock?
Jason: I don't bake at home as much as I'd like to. Depending on the time of year, the number of parties I get to, and how many people I'm trying to please, I probably bake somewhere between once every month and a half to once a week. I do most of my baking during the winter, when wedding season is slower and I don't mind heating up my apartment. I do cook dinner almost every night, though, so the kitchen isn't totally wasted.
Queerespondence: Sweet bikes! Where did you get'em?
Jason: I got my bike (the blue peugeot) at the end of a long search for the perfect ride around Brooklyn. I searched all over the city, and even considered building my own. Of course, in the end, I found it at a shop around the corner, Brooklyn Bike and Board (on Vanderbilt). It's a refurbished model from the 80s, but I was sold on the color. The maroon bike in front is my boyfriend's. It's also a peugeot, which he's refurbished with the help of a friend since these pictures were taken. His was free, discarded by a friend of a friend, but I got mine first!
Queerespondence: The clock and blue tape is such a neat and eye-catching idea, where did you get the inspiration?
Jason: Necessity is the mother of invention. I hung up the clock, which I found in my grandparents attic, only to realize that the white face on the off-white walls made it hard to read. I happened to have some leftover blue painters tape in a drawer, so I just started experimenting. I guess you could say I was inspired by retro sunburst mirrors.
Queerespondence: What’s the story with the coffee table? What do the numbered shelves hold?
Jason: The coffee table is on loan from my former roomate, whose mother is an interior designer with an eye for wacky vintage pieces. I have no idea what it was meant to hold, but I've filled it with my old art textbooks, scraps of paper, and bills i should probably have filed months ago.
(Photos by Isabel Watson)