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A Poster A Day with Alex Proba

Designer, illustrator & art director Alex Proba ©Evan B.

A few weeks ago, Kickstarter Art Director Alex Proba exhibited her year-long project, “A Poster A Day,” at Space Ninety 8 in Williamsburg. Originally from Lüdenscheid, Germany, the ambitious young designer, illustrator, and art director worked in architecture and product design before making the leap to the start-up world several years ago. We stopped by the exhibit to take some photos and chat with Alex about her project.

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Our Lady Libby V! Fish Eye Series

Libby VanderPloeg in her Greenpoint Apartment

I was super honored that Libby V asked me to take her portrait for a post about her on Design Sponge. Aside from being a super talented illustrator (she does our market posters) and a wonderful human, Libby has the most adorable and cozy apartment I have ever seen. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and also take her portrait as part of our new Fish Eye Series, in which we take you into the apartment of one of our talented contributors! Talk about an eye for design. You really can get to know a person by looking at what they put on their walls.

Read Design Sponge’s article about Libby V here. And check out her website for more of her design work.

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Art + Pasta Jewelry at New Franklin St Gallery Rekover Projects

Tristan Fitch & Katie Hartsough of Rekover Projects

While real estate snooping, I spotted a 2500 sq. ft. space on Franklin St, sandwiched between the newly opened People of 2Morrow and the half block of scaffolding that will soon become even more prime retail space on one of Greenpoint’s most booming blocks.

I thought to myself this spot would be perfect for an art gallery and a few weeks later POOF! - Rekover Projects (77 Franklin St) opened – just like that. The first show titled “Before Intersections” is a solo exhibition by space lessee and artist Tristan Fitch, who runs the project space with his partner and women’s accessories designer Katie Hartsough. Continue reading

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Spice Up Your Abode with Home of the Brave Today (3/6)

Weejah Platter, $350

Your home could use some lovin’. Enter the latest pop-up shop, Home of the Brave, on 67th West St, #416 (and our HQ). The new store is run by Wolves Within owners, Max and Bethany Vogel, with careful selections by Brooklyn artisans. If Wolves Within is the ultimate dream closet, then Home of the Brave would be the dream home.

The pop-up shop will officially open this Thursday, March 6th.

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Yuka’s Cute Museum: Upcycled Apple Computer Cat Beds

Upcycled Apple Cat Bed

You know Yuka! She is the adorable and wonderful person who designs and shoots our market photo booth…

Yuka Miyata : Cute Curator

She also is an unofficial curator of cuteness. Her personal Facebook page is a daily stream of baby animals and strange inventions – all are sickeningly sweet and genius.

You wonder – where does she find this stuff?

I want to hire her to professionally collect and share cute stuff for Greenpointers – for everyone’s mental health!  Continue reading

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“they don’t make bobcats pillows anymore…”

SWEET!

While searching for accessories on KRRB for Greenpointers’ new office, I found this bobcat pillow. I wasn’t aware that “they” ever made bobcat pillows, but apparently “they” don’t anymore, which makes this a rare item.

The best website ever made about bobcats says that, “bobcats have five toes on the forefoot, but the fifth toe does not leave a mark in the ground because it is raised high up on the foot.”

 

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New Nordic Cafe Budin Serves up NYC’s Most Extravagant Latte

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A Budin Cappuccino

Hot on the heels of  Tørst and Konditori, the long-anticipated Budin (114 Greenpoint Avenue) has become the newest addition to Greenpoint’s burgeoning Scandinavian scene. Continue reading

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Warm Your Home With DIY Project Ideas from Suite Pieces

Suite Pieces

Making your space your own isn’t just about the furniture, but also warming it up with things that tell your personal story. Suite Pieces, a local vintage furniture and DIY boutique on Huron St in Greenpoint, will be at our Valentine’s Market this Sunday sharing ideas and products that can help you make your home all about you and those you love. Shop owner Corina Gomez shared with us how photo transfer can help us forget about this cold weather and remember warmer days: Continue reading

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Brooklyn Heavy Metal is Badass Like Stevie Nicks

Jewelry by Brooklyn Heavy Metal

Featured vendor at our Valentine’s Market, Brooklyn Heavy Metal - with its in your face jewelry designs – embodies the essence of Stevie Nicks, “unique, independent, down to earth, free spirited, bad ass with a Rock n’ Roll edge.”

Be sure to follow Brooklyn Heavy Metal on Facebook,  Twitter @bkheavymetal, Instagram @brooklynheavymetal & Pinterest 

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Gift Guide: Crystalyn Kae Handbags (DISCOUNT!)

Crystalyn Kae handbags are made sustainably in the USA

The new trend that is sticking in fashion is sustainable designs made right here in the USA. Crystalyn Kae’s handbag are just that and the designs are functional works of art!

Rain or Shine - Crystalyn Kae handbags are durable and vegan!

Since 2001, Crystalyn Kae Accessories has designed and produced women’s handbags and accessories from ethically sourced and reclaimed materials. Crystalyn Kae products are available in over 40 specialty boutiques, our online store and featured in the press.

These one of a kind hobos, laptop totes and cross-body bags are created in a unique blend of vegan fabrics and recycled leather to enhance your personal style.

Crystalyn’s bags are durable enough to carry everything you need: rain or shine. With adjustable straps, and versatile inner pockets, you will stay organized and ready for work, play, or travel.

Discount code 15% off + Free shipping w/code: MADEINNYC until Dec. 16.

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