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SEL¥AK // “For Beach, For The Bedroom.”

“Does one fall in love in the Moroccan desert, or fall in love with the Moroccan desert? I couldn’t tell, and maybe I didn’t need to know the difference!”

Karina Seljak, a featured vendor at this Sunday’s Valentine’s Market, talked to Greenpointers about a love filled trip that was her design inspiration of her apparel line.

“I came away from my trip inspired to make garments that were made from single pieces of fabric, draping the body to protect it from the wind and the sun, and creating beautiful and ever changing silhouettes, that makes the wearer feel free and sexy.”

Her motto is, “For the beach, for the bedroom.”

Follow Karina on Instagram @karinaseljak.

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Cool Geek Madness’ “Out Of The Box” Fashion Icons Literally Kiss Their Art

Cool Geek Madness' Fashion Icon Inspiration

Featured Valentine’s Market vendor Cool Geek Madness‘ Melissa Baptiste tells us all about the fashion icons she adores: Continue reading

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Hanky Blanky’s “Flower Freak” Tendencies

Hanky Blanky Patterns in Progress

Even baby clothing in Brooklyn has to have a vintage look! Hanky Blanky, our featured Valentine’s Market vendor, uses vintage handkerchiefs, fabric & trims from her collections of over 20 years of antique and flea market finds to pattern baby blankets, infant wear and bibs. And much of these prints come right out of the garden.  Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Scrappy Little Aprons

I am a proud Scrappy Little Apron owner, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market. We chatted with Rachel Towner about her adorable handmade kitchen accessories and a poem that inspired her company.

Quilting is a hobby that runs in the family and the Scrappy Little Aprons idea initially came about after I made a quilt and was left with scraps that weren’t enough to make another quilt.

The following poem inspired her to start Scrappy Little Aprons: Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Black Sheep Heap

Our Holiday Market featured vendor Black Sheep Heap is a small, progressive design house focusing on projects that promote sustainability, laughter, and social justice. We can get behind all of those things!

A market veteran, Black Sheep Heap’s “Beet The System” tee shirt is a favorite, along with a full line of hand-printed organic apparel and recycled bags. Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Class Attire

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Chalkboard Tee by Class Attire

If your family gets bored of the same old graphic tees and ya’ll have some chalk designs chops then grab a Chalkboard T-Shirt from Class Attire, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market.

What’s a Chalkboard T-shirt, anyway? It’s a t-shirt with a chalkboard on the front that you can write or draw on, then wipe off and start over again. You can even wash and dry your shirt like any other and the chalkboard is flexible, plus it doesn’t make that horrible screechy sound. It even comes with a box of chalk, and in which to hold your chalk. Continue reading

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Fred Flare 2 Day Going Out of Business Extravaganza Tonight & Tomorrow (11/22-23)

We got the news from Brooklyn Based that Fred Flare, the clothing and novelty store that has a warehouse at 300 Kingsland Ave in Greenpoint is going out of business and they are having a huge blowout sale / party this Friday (7-9pm) and Saturday (11am-4pm). There will be DJs, a bake sale, art and home furnishings and tons of merchandise at deep discounts.

I always loved their fun sample sales. Now where am I going to get my $0.50 red solo cup ceramic shot glasses, $1 cardboard cat teepee and $5 dresses?

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Seed, Petal, Color : A Garden & Dye Natural Workshop at The One Well Saturday! (9/21)

Join friends at The One Well (165 Greenpoint Ave) this Saturday September 21, 2013 from 2-5pm for Seed, Petal, Color, an interactive workshop covering the life cycle from seed to flower to natural dye! Learn to process color from nature and bring home your own hand-dyed silk scarf.

Price of class: $75

Pay via paypal below (Enter the # of attendees)

Seed, Petal, Color

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Call the shop (347) 889 – 6792

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Stop in on Saturday!

Sponsored post courtesy of The One Well.

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FRED FLARE WAREHOUSE SALE SATURDAY (9/7)

It’s that crazy shopping time again when droves of cutesy clothing and novelty toy seekers wait in line on Kingsland Ave in Greenpoint to get in on Fred Flare’s Warehouse Sale then rush the place to dig for deals! (Last year I scored a sweet yard flamingo.)

Saturday 9/7 – 11am-5pm – 300 Kingsland Ave.

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Welcome Beacon’s Closet to Greenpoint

Beacon’s Closets, the infamous vintage clothing warehouse is relocating to Greenpoint at the end of this year. It is among the many recent Williamsburg businesses to be priced out and seek more affordable rents here.

According to Crain’s New York:

“Soaring rents are forcing out another pioneering Williamsburg retailer. The latest to join the exodus is Beacon’s Closet, a consignment clothing store and long-time hipster hangout. It is decamping from its North 11th Street home of 11 years…to its new 7,500-square-foot ground floor space at 74 Guernsey St.”

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