• Grand Street Holiday Window Display Competition @ Grand St (btwn Lorimer & Humboldt) SATURDAY (12/15) – 1-4pm, FREE, vote for your favorite window display created by local high school students, and enjoy santa visits, free face painting, and a scavenger hunt for the kids, and enter to win $100 local gift certificates, More Info
WEDNESDAY 12/11 •Hoodoo + Conjure 101: American Folk Magick Series @ Catland (987 Flushing Ave, Bushwick) 7-9pm, $10, learn about the history of hoodoo in this lecture from Khi Armand, a neo-traditional shaman and hoodoo “rootdoctor”, RSVP ♥ Love Actually Trivia @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toesssss, winner gets a $20 bar tab and a romantic dinner with Hugh Grant (one of these is not a real prize), RSVP • The Experiment Was This @ 155 Freeman St, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation, a reading and conversation with poet Ada Smailbegovic and photographer Sylv Hardy, investigating the material qualities of natural substances, written language, and the photograph itself, More Info, RSVP * Bad Movie Brooklyn Presents: Jingle All the Way @ Berry Park (4 Berry St) 8pm, FREE, Watch a pregnant Schwarzenegger punch a reindeer in the face, and then remind yourself that he was actually the governor of California, RSVP ♫ Bashdown @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave), 8pm, $8, December birthday celebration, featuring performances from The Planes / Onesie / Golden Bloom / Orca Age, RSVP Continue reading →
This Sunday, December 8th, 2013 from 1-7pm, we cannot wait to see you at our Annual Holiday Market which is taking place at 67 West St, 5th Fl – a 6,000 sq. ft. skylit loft on the Greenpoint waterfront with 70+ talented local vendors selling unique handmade holiday gifts! RSVP!
Give the gift of terrariums! Two terrarium workshops with Claire will be offered in the loft at 1:30pm & 4pm. (Pre-registration required.) In this woodland plants terrarium class, learn how to make a gorgeous green tiny plant kingdom. Take home two mason jar terrariums. Gift one to a friend and keep for yourself! $45, Includes all materials plus complimentary beer! Reserve now (Space is limited.)1:30pm Workshop / 4pm Workshop Continue reading →
Aren’t these cuffs gorgeous? Pick up one at our Holiday Market on 12/8 from Sunken City, a jewelry design duo - Megan Nadkarni and Sasha Odiamar - whose pieces are modern interpretations of the traditional Indian and Filipino artisanship found in their families’ keepsakes. Plus they are donating a portion of our sales towards disaster relief in the Philippines through the American Red Cross.
We chatted with these two talented ladies about how their cultures influence their designs. Continue reading →
Our local shopping Holiday Market is all about finding quality made goods right here in New York as an alternative to mass consumerism shopping, which is often unethical in its treatment of workers overseas and terrible for the environment. Often times a great option is shopping vintage not only because the unique styles and high quality is hard to find, but let’s face it – it can be a great deal and better for curvier body types!
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 →
Maybe it’s because I am bird obsessed but I do love the name Wren Papers, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market that offers unique journals, stationery, prints, and jewelry, often inspired by nature. It’s named after shop proprietor Katie Jones’ mother’s last name and Katie said, “They are strong little birds.” Might I add they have the cutest little bird butts!
In the weeks leading up to our Holiday Market we will be introducing you to some our featured vendors. The first is a Brooklyn company called Collado Crafted which creates beautiful cutting boards that are made “the brooklyn way.” Continue reading →
On November 2nd, the annual Brooklyn Vintage Crawl went into full swing. Emerging and established businesses in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick joined in on the festivities, complete with a banging after party with its own throwback enthusiasms.
The night closed out with Brooklyn Bowl’s show with sets by Deidre & The Dark, Joywave, and Alex Winston. With all this vintage scouring, I was particularly fond of Deidre’s throwback sound to 1960s Ye-Ye and girl groups. Music that perfectly parallels a new vintage cape or shift dress, if you catch my drift. Continue reading →