Holly Fairall is proud to be a full-time mom and working artist. She draws much of her inspiration from Greenpoint itself, as seen in her illustrations of our iconic water tower.
Her company, Holly’s HeART by Hand, creates whimsical illustrations cards and framed pieces made entirely on “treeless” Sri Lankan paper. How can paper be treeless, you may ask? Try combining 50% post-consumer recycled paper with 50% elephant dung and VOILA, there you have it. TREE-FREE paper. Continue reading →
We’re super excited to be hosting gorgeous hand-dyed clothes from Of The Dark Star at this year’s Holiday Market. And since, you’ll be dressed to impress, why not give your animal friend the same treatment with pet outfits from Mogz? Your pets should really be wearing hand-knit sweaters made from vintage recycled yarn this season. I mean, really. Don’t embarrass them. Continue reading →
Being vegan ain’t easy – especially because you can’t eat things like hot dogs. Well the time has come when every vegan can enjoy a hot dog. Yeah Dawg!, NYC’s only all vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, hot dog cart is bringing vegan hot dogs and other comfort food to our Holiday Market this Sunday! Continue reading →
Excuse me, but winter is here and baby, it’s cold outside. November’s weather brought everything from flurries and snow and frigid gusts of winds that made me want to warm up inside our one of our local coffee shops. Inside, I heard sounds that captured an ominous winter spirit. Looks like we’ll be inside for a while with something hot between our hands.
From the Specials to The Budos Band, these songs were curated over the last month from the spaces of Upright, Charlotte Patisserie, Variety, Propeller , Spina.
Weirdies, by Shannon O’Neill, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market, is a collection of little creatures whose purpose in life is to be an amusing companion for your desk or workspace. They are all sculpted, painted, and sewn by hand in a monster laboratory otherwise known as Shannon’s apartment in Greenpoint.
We spoke to Shannon about her collection of adorable little creatures… plus more Weirdies after the jump!
Emily Trower-Young knows skin. She founded Sustainable Shanti as an experiment, giving samples of her personal daily face moisturizer to her family and friends, who kept asking for more. It has since become a full-fledged business.
As a person with super sensitive skin, I know first-hand how important it is to actually be able to understand the ingredients on product labels, when most creams sold in drug stores are made with artificial colors, preservatives, and chemicals. All of Emily’s products are completely (like, actually) organic so if you’re worried about animal testing and environmental impact, look no further.
She describes her face salves as a “face game changer.” It’s made with raw coconut oil, sweet almond oil, tea tree, and lavender…so if that’s any indication, we can guess that it smells heavenly to boot.
Over the Hudson River, there is a place called New Jersey, and like minded people live there who also craft with a more sustainable world in mind. Meet Claire Cohen of Montclair Made, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market, who creates eco-friendly and repurposed products for greener living – that are pretty rad to boot.