Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Hi, Along with the coziness of heated apartments, dinner parties, and mulled wine, the Brooklyn Flea births a new curated collabo with Time Out NY: "Gifted: A Holiday Market" with over 40 vendors! It will be held INDOORS (!) in the majestic on Vanderbilt, across from the normal Flea location.
There will be 4 Sundays Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 + 21, from 11am to 6pm. (The "regular" Flea will of course continue on at the schoolyard during this time, with Dec. 21 remaining our last date of the season.) Specimen will be at "Gifted" the following days: THIS SUNDAY, Nov 30 and Dec 14. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF FRESH NEW GOODS.
If you can't make it to the market, specimen is now available on ETSY. Don't wait until the last minute to get your gift-giving spirit in full swing! Be smart about how you spend your hard earned, and support local artists and small businesses.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Cinders Gallery presents
Unsung: new work by George Ferrandi and John Orth
November 14 - , 2008
Opening Reception: Friday November 14, 7-10 pm
We invite you to come see Unsung. This installation is the first official endeavor of the collective known as "88's" – short for "88's and good numbers" which is CB lingo for "Best Wishes and Regards."
The work in Unsung started with conversations concerning the current presidential campaign. Our plea for a massive paradigm shift had 88's collective members George Ferrandi and John Orth contemplating what parts of their own psyches could use some serious shifting. They started with the imagery they associated with grassroots revolution – daggers, dynamite, pistols, the felled heads of toppled statues, and the closed eyes of innocents. Then they created painted, cast plaster and carved wooden forms that relegate the physical violence of uprising safely to the realm of metaphor, but still speak to a simmering volatility and to the potential for cataclysmic change.
Their latest collaboration, the 88's collective, is a celebration of their complimentary sensibilities and shared interest in delicately adorned pathos, B-movie violence, and small, hyper-sexualized animals.
The two met in where George was a professor at the . Soon after meeting, they organized an exhibit at an old train depot. This was the beginning of over a decade of collaborations that have included several national shows, a traveling circus (Cloudseeding Circus of the Performative Object), a comic strip, and an unfortunate summer haircut.
103 Havemeyer St. (btwn. Hope and Grand)
gallery hours: Wed-Sun 1-7 pm
Home Ec's is This Saturday November 15th 12-6pm!!!
Trapeze performance by LolloBirgitta! @ 5:15
Come check out our new and exciting creative space in the up and coming Gowanus area! It's not really that far to walk...
between Carroll and 1st Streets
We also have lots of crayons, , glue and glitter!
15% off all purchases, custom orders and class signups!
Home Ec is Flirt Brooklyn's newest adventure! Being creative can be hard in small spaces as most New Yorkers know. We are trying to develop a space that inspires your creativity and gives you a space to let it out! Please come by this weekend, check it out, and help us celebrate!!!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
one of our very own SAPLINGs, the incredibly talented designer lena corwin, was interviewed for the Storque. she also gives the how-to's for one of the gorgeous projects in her book, Printing by Hand: this printed dresser. plus she shares some of her Etsy favorites, and if you know her taste, you'll surely want to inspect. so check it out!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Dressmaking Class Starts On Saturday!
Saturdays November 8th, 15th, 22nd and December 6th 2:30-4:30pm
We also still have space in our Flirt Skirt Class
which starts Thursday November 6th!
If Laura Ingalls of Walnut Grove owned a street-style jewelz mart similar to any one that currently lines Fulton Street in, she'd fer sure sell our two finger gold-tone daisy ring (with blue gemstone centers.) These mini-knucks are ideal fer a double-braids wearing, wagon-wheel racing, Nellie Oleson fighting, half pint of whispering fury. Or fer you!
1-3/4" long by 1/2" wide.
Two sizes: 7 and 8
If Laura Ingalls of Walnut Grove owned a street-style jewelz mart similar to any one that currently lines Fulton Street in Brooklyn - and opted to include giant hoop earrings in her everyday Prairie Style, our Daisy Door Knockers earrings would be the clear choice. She'd strategically peek them out from under her bonnet on the wagon ride to the Mercantile, letting Nellie and Willie Oleson know that she means business.
Daisy Door Knockers
2 1/2" wide with 1/2" blue gemstone.
oxox the sperber sisters of 31 corn lane