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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.

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SKINNYFATTIES: Meet Greenpoint Designer Joshua Adam Brueckner

Every great company starts with a great story. Greenpointer Joshua Adam Brueckner lost his job and needed to find a new one, but he didn’t have any money to buy clothes for job interviews. So like any DIY minded person he taught himself how to tailor his old clothes into better fitting, more fashionable pieces.
“I just turned this thing I’d never wear into something I can wear,” Joshua said, but there was a steep learning curve for Joshua.
“Not even a button!” he said about his sewing skills when he began, but he had a special knack for tailoring ties. With a lot of fat ties in his closet, which are not becoming on his slender physique, he transformed them into skinny ties, which is how his tie tailoring company SKINNYFATTIES¬†was born. Continue reading

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