Ok, let’s be real. We all ate ourselves to pieces last week and with the holidays just around the corner, we’re not stopping. I like to binge eat as much as the next guy, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to remain physically active while doing so. It’s easier said than done, but our friend Dy from Human at Ease (ease is their middle last name) has a program that guides people through the intense process of getting fit, and as a result, it’s a lot less intimidating. Continue reading →
We are offering two GIFT TERRARIUM workshops with Claire in the loft during our Holiday Market on 12/8/13. Learn to create gorgeous woodland plants terrariums and take home two gift sized mason jar terrariums. A gift for a friend and one to keep! Self-giving is very important during the crazy holiday time and terrariums are gifts that keep on giving!
*$45, Includes plants, materials and beer! (Space is limited.)
The artisan economy is here and chances are you’re part of it. If you put a personal touch to the service you provide or the product you produce, you’re a 21st century artisan. As an artisan, you’ve got a passion for what you do, but can you turn that passion into profit and create long-term success?
Business growth is all about CHANGE and that’s why so many businesses never grow. Owners often stay busy all day, but never make the CHANGE from being a skilled artisan to a savvy entrepreneur. That CHANGE is the key to building a successful business. It arises through gaining CLARITY in your role and in your vision, building a COMMUNITY for support, and creating a COURSE OF ACTION for growth.
Whether you’re just starting out or a few years in, this program will take you through that CHANGE and get you from where you are to where you want to be.
You want to challenge your fear of growth
You’re full of great ideas and need a plan to execute them
You want to compete with big business
You want to stand out in a crowded marketplace
You want to commit to building a business that supports your life and offers you stability
..then this program is for you. I’ve worked with numerous business owners, and a wide variety of businesses, to help them successfully make that CHANGE. I can help you too!
During this program, we’ll create a comprehensive road map for growth, making sure your values and vision are clearly defined and that all of the strategies we build serve your mission. We’ll outline all of the systems you’ll need to put your new plan into practice. And most importantly, we’ll develop your leadership role. Great strategies and a clear road map will get you nowhere if you don’t have the leadership skills to communicate your vision, build committed teams, inspire your customers, and claim your space in the marketplace. You’ll be learning right along side other business owners in your community, so you can build relationships to support your growth long after our class ends.
Growing a business takes courage to put yourself out there, it also takes commitment and dedication to make it work. I know you’ve got what it takes, so let’s get started! This program is offered in both a private or group setting.
Sign up by December 1, 2013 and get a free 60 minute private coaching session with Holly. Just enter “GREENPOINTERS” in the registration promo code.
Brooklyn Craft Camp FLASH SALE! $100 off with Code FLASH at checkout!
If you’re a crafty type, you won’t want to miss Brooklyn Craft Camp — an epic day of modern making happening in Greenpoint on Saturday, October 5, in the hall of the Church of the Messiah on Russell Street.
Brought to you by the soon-to-launch Brooklyn Craft Company, Craft Camp is a full day of crafting, eating, meeting and greeting! Registration includes four 90-minute modern craft classes — including terrariums, glass etching, stampmaking, papercut, suede tassel charms, sequin bracelets, knitted necklace, needle felting, and more — taught by amazing Brooklyn makers including craft authors, bloggers and designers.
But Brooklyn Craft Camp isn’t just mere crafting. It’s also awesome food — a Peter Pan donut bar for breakfast, a fancy lunch by Greenpoint chef Lisa Leonard Lee, and a cocktail hour. It’s great music with a DJ spinning vintage vinyl all day, a photo booth, aDIY nail art bar, a keynote chat from Jenni Rasosevich of I Spy DIY — and the sparkling company of over a hundred amazing crafty peeps! It’s like a DIY party all day long.
Advance registration is required, so head over to Brooklyn Craft Camp to check out all the classes and grab your spot!
Join us as we attempt to “un-bro” Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) on Sunday August 4, 2013 from 5-7pm with Terrarium Class Succulents Edition with Claire Typaldos.
Living in a small apartment with less than ideal lighting conditions make terrariums a gorgeous and fun way to green you space. Terrariums are very low-maintenance and our succulents terrariums will be even easier to maintain!
Claire’s terrariums classes are such a hit and sell out fast so reserve your terrarium ASAP!
$50 – includes all the supplies and plants you need to make a gorgeous terrarium, plus a free beer courtesy of Brouwerij Lane!
Summer is here and its time to lose those pounds! A good cardiovascular workout is an important part of shedding those pounds. Join intenSati instructor Elina Leclaire and health expert Ekayani Chamberlin for a Summer Sunday Slimdown Challenge!
The two have teamed up to lead fitness and wellness classes in McCarren Park, Brooklyn. Elina will be leading Intensati which is a fusion of cardio, kickboxing, body conditioning, yoga and meditation, coupled with positive affirmations.
You are invited to join this FREE CLASS to get that blood pumping and heart rate up every Sunday in July from 1:30 to 2:30PM.
Rain or Shine We Don’t Mind!
In sunny weather we will be outside connecting with the trees, grass and open skies in McCarren Park. If it’s rainy or too darn hot for comfort we will hold class inside in the lovely OM Room at Human@Ease.
Either way- plan to meet us by 1:15PM at Human@Ease (31 Nassau Ave) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Recently, I took an amazing Public Speaking Workshop with a fantastic teacher named Andrew Linderman and got so much out of the experience that I want to offer the class to Greenpointers readers.
If you want to communicate more confidently and convincingly, perhaps to make a presentation at work or to tell a great story in an effective way, then take this class! I promise that you will leave this workshop a better public speaker and you will learn a lot about yourself and maybe make some new friends. It was really a lot of fun, too!
Class: Public Speaking Workshop Date: Monday, June 3rd 2013 Time: 7-10pm Location:Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St, Greenpoint, BK, 11222) Price:$45
Need to feel confident speaking in front of group of strangers? Come across as more genuine and less robotic? Want to finally overcome your fear of public speaking?!?
In this 3-hour workshop, participants will get expert coaching and feedback on ways to strengthen their presentation skills, from techniques to calm frayed nerves to exercises designed to build confidence and improve focus. The class is limited to 16 people, so participants are guaranteed lots of time to practice and plenty of instructor feedback. Everyone will leave this workshop with experience speaking in front of a group and valuable insight into how to be a powerful communicator.
Preparation: If you have something short (1-2 mins) that you’d like to work on, bring it in! Otherwise we can generate some content in class.
Andrew Linderman has a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley. Andrew currently teaches storytelling with the Brooklyn Brainery and The Moth, and is the executive producer of Local Stories, a monthly storytelling series featuring writers, comedians and performers from all over New York City. Prior to his work as a storyteller, Andrew trained as an actor and improvisor at the Upright Citizens Brigadeand the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City. Andrew has also worked as a city planner, a radio DJ and an economist and has lots of stories to tell.
Don’t be jealous of your friends who have green thumbs and gardens; brighten up your apartment with a gorgeous green thriving world! Come make a terrarium and drink beer at Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) on Sunday May 12, 2013 from 5-7pm, with Claire. All supplies are included, plus a beer. For $50, come empty handed and leave with a beautifully made-by-you terrarium filled with ferns, decorative stones, pretty moss, and enjoy a complimentary Sly Fox!
The terrarium I made over a year ago, thanks to Claire is still thriving and I have somehow managed to keep my evil cat from destroying it! I am very proud of it and know you will enjoy yours for a long time, too.
Jellio, a fun, quirky and amazingly whimsical design/build firm focuses on bringing your childhood favorite toys to life: life-size, that is. Mario Marsicano, the main man of Jellio (which was actually his nickname growing up), is an (m)ad-man-turned-furniture-designer. He’s the total embodiment of “do what makes you happy and everything will follow”. His partners Chris Lenox and Kevin Champeny, a designer and an artist, respectively, makes Jellio what it is now.
Mario and Eric Winston (owner of SFDS) were able to give me a private tour of the space before it officially opens on May 20th.
I was also able to sit down with Mario and get more in-depth about Jellio:
GP: Why “Jellio”? What’s the concept and background?
Mario: The concept for Jellio came to me in 2004. I’ve been an antique toy collector for many years. And after collecting them for so long, I wanted to do something beside just placing them on shelves, or burying them in a closet. So I began to make glass cases and tables for the toys to be displayed in. Rockem Sockem Robots, Evel Kneivel Stunt Cycles and Hot Wheels Tracks became one-of-a-kind tables, bookcases and other home furnishings. Soon, my friends and business associates began telling me these pieces were like nothing they had ever seen before, and they asked if I could make something for them, to remind them of their childhood, and bring a sense of fun to their home.
As for the name “Jellio”, that’s my college nickname.
GP: Who and what was the mastermind of this company? What are the founders’ backgrounds?
Mario: In 2005, I approached Chris Lenox, my friend and longtime ad agency associate, with the idea of combining interior design with childhood fun. Chris began to sketch out a number of pieces, and Jellio was born. Chris and I ran the new company as a side venture until 2006, when we met artist and master fabricator, Kevin Champeny. Kevin brought his production expertise to Jellio, and the company started to take off.
GP: Why Greenpoint? Are you all Locals?
Mario: We began in Brooklyn. Our first studio was in Red Hook, and moved to a few other locations as we began to offer more products for sale. We’ve wanted to come back to Brooklyn for a while, and moving into the space of our production partner, SFDS was the perfect opportunity. And Greenpoint is such a unique and exciting neighborhood, we think it will be a great fit.
sidenote: Mario moved to Greenpoint recently to be closer to work and Chris has been living in Greenpoint for 8 years.
GP: Who are your design inspirations/ heroes?
Mario: Our design inspirations are really the toys and other childhood items that our products are based on. The loop in a Hot Wheels track, the reel from a ViewMaster, a Lite Brite or even a simple Gummy Bear…these are the timeless, iconic images from our childhoods that inspire us. These items put a smile on our faces, so why not surround ourselves with home furnishings based on these items, that we can look at all day.
GP: What are your fave pieces from your collection?
Mario: We love all of our products, but if we had to pick one we’d probably say our gummy bear items. Our GummiKing, GummiToys and Gummy Bear Chandelier are fan favorites. And our GummiLight is our best selling item.
Come check them out! They’re officially opening on Monday May 20th!
Upgrade your skillset with 3rd Ward’s after Christmas Sale! Buy one class, get another class half off.
Double up on super useful classes or share the gift of learning with a friend (late Christmas presents are the best!). There are many great classes (DIY Print Making to Business Plan Workshops to Sketch Comedy Writing) starting up in January, making this the perfect time to build your class schedule at 3rd Ward.
3rd Ward is a multi-disciplinary workspace and education center. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a creative outlet, or a seasoned professional in search of a full-time workspace solution, 3rd Ward can help.
Applies to classes of equal or lesser value. Offer Valid 12/26 – 12/30.