In the April 2013 issue of
OUT, editor Aaron Hicklin profiled Beekman 1802 in an article with the exceptionally clever title Mind Your Manors.
To accompany the essay, photographer
Alec Hemer captured a rare glimpse of the interiors of the Beekman farmhouse. What we love about having a photographer visit is that they always look at the farm in a way that we haven’t. To have someone examine your environment so intimately is like seeing your world through an entirely new set of eyes.
Take a look at these exclusive images that DIDN’T make the final edits… and welcome to our world.
Standing in the doorway of the Mercantile
A Year in the Country
The Rare Earth Collection
The Tools for Living Bag
The vintage pedastal plates made by Josh’s mom
The soap that started it all
handwoven silk scarves in our signature Beekman Stripe
The Bug Repellent Stick (this is especially popular with our customers in Australia and Texas)
The MilkShake goat milk bath soak
The hand-forged cutter
Josh pretending to do something in the show
The Dear Henry collection of ceramics
Stealing a kiss
Artist Thom Mullins created this mural our of paper cuts
Josh doing what he does best
Standing at the front door
Us acting silly
Us thinking “How many more times are we going to have to do this?”
“pretend” cooking for the photo
More pretend cooking
Brent designed this zinc wrapped table for Josh’s Christmas gift. It was constructed by our B. 1802 blacksmith, Michael McCarthy
The living room
Our collection of books published between 1802 and 1804, the years in which the house was contructeds
Sharon Springs has it’s own polka dance music!
This tiny bedroom would have been a servant’s room in William Beekman’s time
what we call the “writing room”
The bookshelf in what we call “the farm room”.
The master bedroom
An antique pocket watch stand was a gift from actor Tab Hunter
Goat hair pottery–a new item we are working on for the Mercantile
This side table is one of the new products we are developing
Brent designed this spice cabinet and his brother-in-law constructed it as a gift for his college graduation
A folk art doorbell
To read the article and see more images from the photo shoot, click here
To see more of Alec’s photography, click here