Meet the founders of Btween Spaces, Eunjoo Lee and DK Park, a dynamic Brooklyn-based couple with backgrounds in interior design and architecture. Driven by a desire to elevate everyday living, they launched Btween Spaces to offer an approachable range of unique home objects and vintage finds. The duo takes a hands-on approach, designing each piece initially for their own home and crafting prototypes in their Brooklyn studio. Quality is paramount; from design conception to the manufacturing process, they use only the finest raw materials to create pieces that will enhance your living space. The end result is a collection of items that are not just functional, but also artfully designed to enrich your home environment.
We are delighted to feature Btween Spaces' uniquely designed objects in our newly opened Color Shop—a special space where we curate and share items from brands we love, and that we believe make exceptional gifts. The pieces you’ll find here are a reflection of everything we hold dear from our deep-rooted love for color and craftsmanship to our passion for self-care and the art of slow living.
Can you share a little bit about your backgrounds as designers?
Eunjoo: I majored in interior design, and DK studied architecture. Both of us were born and raised in South Korea, and we came to New York to study at Pratt Institute. That’s where we met!
While in the professional design field after school, we weren’t entirely satisfied with the fact that our designs and talents only served a very small number of people. We launched Btween Spaces(BS) as a side project with the desire to reach out to a wider audience with unique, easily accessible, and fun everyday life objects – whether we design and make them ourselves or find them.
We believe that doing Btween Spaces work while still working on architecture/ interior design gives us a nice and healthy balance.
Your candles are handmade and paraffin-free with the scent of natural beeswax honey. Why are these elements important to you?
Thank you for asking this! All of BS’s work is initially designed for our personal use in our own space. These designs are then prototyped and manufactured by us in our Brooklyn studio. Therefore, the quality of raw materials and ingredients is very important from the beginning. We only sell what we use every day and love to share!
You also sell an assortment of vintage furniture, lighting and housewares on your website. Can you share with us about the selection?
Who or what inspires your designs?
It is so difficult because there are so many.
At the moment, I am in love with Georgia O’Keeffe because I visited her house in Santa Fe New Mexico just a few days ago!
Lina Bo Bardi’s drawings are so beautiful too.
Can you share a current ritual you enjoy practicing?
Eunjoo: Morning walk with coffee
What is something you've loved for a long time?
What is a favorite gift you have received?
Eunjoo: I want to say that the Tetris game console my aunt gave me when I was about six or seven years old. I remember I was extremely happy, since then playing Tetris is still one of my ways of personal meditation.
DK: I think my Danner boots that Eunjoo gave me for our first Christmas 13 years ago are my favorite pair of boots.
What is the best gift you have ever given someone?
Eunjoo: It sounds like the Danner boots. lol
DK: I don’t recall…
What are you currently....
Ha! We wouldn't usually say this, but at the moment, we want to say a brand new car because our 23-year-old car recently gave us some trouble and we are in the process of sorting it out.
Eunjoo: Kim Oki
DK: Olivia Dean
Eunjoo: Human Acts by Han Kang
DK: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Vacation because we have not had one yet this year.
Thank you, Eunjoo and DK!