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Planting seeds of love! “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” Valentine’s Market is COMING (2/9): 60+ indie crafters, soju cocktails, free massages, poetic tarot, henna and so much more!

Artwork by Julia Moak

Get ready, Greenpoint! Sunday February 9th from 1-7 p.m. Greenpointers is showing love the Brooklyn way at our annual Valentine’s Market! This year’s vibe is all about setting down roots, literary love, Brooklyn classics and trees!! So grab your bae, beau, BFF or that hot secret crush and spend the day celebrating your love for your favorite Brooklyn neighborhood. We’ve gone ahead and hand-picked some of the finest indie crafters in the borough.

These 60+ vendors will be on-hand tempting Greenpointers with lust-worthy treasures that will have you dreaming for more. From colorful coaster sets, custom-cut shades, artisanal chocolates and spicy hot sauces—there’s a ‘lil something for everyone looking to score.

Handcrafted goods made in Brooklyn

 

RSVP on FB and let us know you’re coming! FREE gift bags of art supplies by Blick Art Materials for the first 100 guests! Continue reading

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Call for Summer Market Vendors (7/20)

Sign up to become a vendor for our 1st Summer Market!

Summers in Greenpoint are hot… but our 1st ever Summer Market will be cool – especially since we always have the best vendors in town!

We are looking for talented and creative local makers, artists & food vendors for our popular market taking place on July 20, 2014 at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 57th Fl) from 1-7pm. Continue reading

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Shop this Saturday: Daddy’s Handmade Treasures #2 (3/8)

Wowch Clothing @ Daddy's Handmade Treasures #2

On Saturday 3/8, venture over to Daddy’s (435 Graham Avenue) for a pop-up shop curated by Debbie Tuch, creator of the jewelry line Glitterlimes. Shoppers can find artisanal goods such as Muffy Brandt printed leggings and tops, Tim Harrington (of Les Savy Fav) illustrations, Andrew Salome knits, Jena Derman ceramics, Julie Van Such digital print scarves, Junior Town Knits hand-dyed yarn straight from Los Angeles, Wowch clothing, and of course, Glitterlimes.

DJ Knife Fight will be spinning pre-Beatles rock and there will be drinks on hand.

RSVP to Daddy’s Handmade Treasures.

I also had the pleasure of asking Debbie some questions on curating, making jewelry, and Brooklyn. Continue reading

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Get Swept Away With Winden Jewelry

Winden Jewelry

Winden Jewelry is off the chain. Greenpoint based designer Rebecca Mapes crafts pieces with delicate but tongue-in-cheek enthusiasms. Punchy diamond lips and tiny little ear studs, babe and sis 90s throwback name plate necklaces give a carefree and off-beat vibe. (Prices range from $55-$1,199).

I personally love Winden’s undertone for nostalgia and humor. Not to mention, most of the jewelry is on the smaller scale, which is perfect for layering pieces or giving a hint of subtle flash. Continue reading

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Simply Nu’s Sushi Platter Collection ALA Means “Wing” in Spanish

Sushi Collection by Simply Nu

Featured Valentine’s Market vendor, SimplyNu’s products are inspired by nature and the subtle processes that take place in the natural world. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Maker’s Anniversary Giveway + Valentine’s Gift Ideas!

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Valentine's Gift Ideas from Brooklyn Makers

Local goods online shop Brooklyn Makers Shop is turning 1 this month! Since their launch on Valentine’s Day last year, Brooklyn Makers has grown to showcase the work of many Brooklyn-based artists and designers. Their selection focuses on locally and sustainably produced items, from home goods to apparel or toys (and the odd unicorn horn).

They’ll be celebrating with us at our Valentine’s Day Market on Sunday, February 9th. Here’s a sample of some of the awesome goods you’ll find there, PLUS a chance at a $100 gift card: Continue reading

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Deep Sea Creatures By Jess Switaj

Featured Valentine’s Market Vendor Jess Switaj is inspired by her love of creatures from the depths of the seas.

I’ve drawn a good deal of the inspiration for my designs from the ocean and the creatures that live in it. There are so many amazing and beautiful things that live in the sea! They are incredible in their variety, the sheer numbers of them that there are, and particularly in their exquisite colorations. Possibly the only thing as breathtaking as the denizens of the deep is the cosmos. A lot of my work is very graphic and literal (printed images) but for my pieces which are not, I draw a lot of inspiration from the color patterns and combinations that these animals are all fitted with by nature.

Follow Jess Switaj on Facebook, Twitter @jessswitaj and Instagram @jessswitaj

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Valentine’s Market Preview // 70+ Vendors! (2/9)

We can’t wait to see you on Sunday for our Annual Valentine’s Market! Below is a preview of our amazing and talented local vendors…

Make sure to RSVP and spread the love!

Deets: Greenpointers Valentine’s Market on Sunday February 9, 2014 from1-7pm at Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).

Get in on our Terrarium Class before it sells out! Reserve now. Continue reading

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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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