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!
Electronics can be so cold and boring. Featured vendor IDSO’s Lori Idso warms them up with her unique handmade device sleeves for laptops and cell phones.
Lori is a Greenpointers with many passions and an entrepreneurial itch, “I’m constantly knitting, sewing, cooking, baking, brewing. I finally decided to pick a project, set up an Etsy store, and go from there,” she said. IDSO was born. Continue reading →
Living in the big city can leave us feeling disconnected from nature, but Featured Vendor With Roots‘ tiny terrarium jewelry keeps nature close to our hearts – literally.
It all started out years ago when Sharon Goldberg, a Greenpointers Market veteran, made some big terrariums for a friend, who “loved them so much he wished he could wear it! And thus, With Roots was born.”
There is an entire world inside Sharon’s simple and stylish designs. Handmade in Greenpoint, this sealed up tiny ecosystem is inspired by Sharon’s surroundings: Continue reading →
Featured vendor Sparc Jewelry was started by Susan Morales after 9/11 when she relocated to Venice Beach and was having trouble finding work. The creative call for jewelry making helped Susan cope with an impossible job market. She told us, “I was going insane actually. I needed another focus from job hunting.”
The name was also a play on her mental state. “SPARC is an arts building in Venice. I liked the way it looked in letters. It also stands for “Some People Are Really Crazy,” Susan said. Continue reading →
Our featured Holiday Market Vendor, ALL DAY is a one woman operation out of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Dari Litchman creates crocheted baskets and jewelry, vintage fabric clutches and totes. Warning – she runs a non-smoking studio, but an occasional Chihuahua hair may be found…
Yes, it’s a day of thanks and eating like there is no tomorrow. Let’s not forget that Thanksgiving is also a day of indulgent wonderful glorious napping. This is the window cat at Academy Records. He can teach us a thing or two about napping, especially the hand over eye move. Sweet turkey dreams.
Our wonderful Yana hosted a Salo Pop-Up Dinner at Sindicato Cocineros in Greenpoint on Monday to raise money for typhoon disaster relief and Bedford and Bowery made this short video about it – paying special attention to the pig hearts that were served. Mind the after school special narration and enjoy gorgeous Yana and her beautifully prepared Philippino food! You may also recognize a lot of Greenpointers in the video…PETER!
During the holidays, we are in such a rush doing a million things at once, that often the easiest route for holiday decorating is mass produced store bought junk that sooner or later ends up in a landfill. Not only did I love how unique Brooklyn Craft Coop’s decorations are like the Violet Paper Star Garland pictured, but they are so special you will want to decorate with them year after year.
Lindsay, Susan and Sharon are the the ladies behind Brooklyn Craft Coop, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market and Sharon chatted with us about how the three came together to get crafty and their love of sustainable crafting and Greenpoint. Continue reading →