Hello Kitty Darth Vader tattoo

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Friday 11 March 2011

I’ve seen all sorts of tattoos on the streets of Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, but this is a first. Hello Kitty meets Darth Vader and, err, Style Wars will never be the same again.

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My M.O’s Bonfire Man

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Music on Thursday 24 February 2011

We love the sound of Brooklyn-based female electronic/indie-pop trio, My M.O, whose first single, Bonfire Man (above), is taken off their sophomore EP, Bonfire, which is set for digital retail release in early June.

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Brooklyn’s The Farmacy: home of old-time fountain sodas

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 26 January 2011

Go to the intersection of Henry Street and Sackett Street in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens, walk into the little turquoise-colored shop on the corner, and step back in time about 90 years. Welcome to The Farmacy, home of old-time fountain sodas, ice cream sundaes, homemade baked goods, and of course, Brooklyn’s famous ‘egg creams‘ (which contain neither eggs nor cream).

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Armpit troll tattoo

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Design on Friday 7 January 2011

Having lived in Brooklyn for nearly five years now, I’ve seen some truly bizarre body art. But this one really is the pits.

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Boogie

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Wednesday 1 December 2010

Getting his start documenting the civil war in his home country, Serbian photographer Boogie, now based in Brooklyn, continues to document the grit, grime, and violence of cities around the world.

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Necklush

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Fashion on Friday 8 October 2010

Necklush is a original multi-strand scarf and necklace hybrid. The multiple, seamless cotton loops allow for many different styles and forms, while remaining simple, yet modern. Hand-printed and handmade in Brooklyn.

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Win tickets to Laurie Anderson’s Delusion

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Prizes on Friday 24 September 2010

The New York premiere of Laurie Anderson’s new multi-media show, Delusion, opened the 2010 BAM Next Wave Festival last night and runs through Oct 3. Get tickets here or win a pair to Sept 29th’s performance (along with a vinyl copy of Anderson’s recent release Homeland). To enter, just say hi below this post!

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Brooklyn Brine: damn fine pickles

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Friday 27 August 2010

If you have an affinity for all things pickled — and you’re not alone — then Brooklyn Brine is an absolute must-have. Based out of Brooklyn, this budding company owned by vegetarian 20-somethings enthusiastically leapt onto the independent food scene just over a year ago to heaps of rave reviews.

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Arty tattoos of hipster icons

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Fashion on Friday 27 August 2010

Who said hipster tattoos had to be ironic? When you’re sporting a Debbie Harry or a Edie Sedgwick portrait on your arm or leg, you’re practically screaming out your allegiances to the rest of the world — or Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue, whichever is deemed more important. I’m just surprised a Webster tattoo didn’t get a gig in this awesome collection compiled by our friends at Flavorpill. But I guess he’s just way too 1980s.

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Dog photography by Joanna Totolici

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Thursday 15 July 2010

Fashion photographer, Joanna Totolici, has recently started a side project, Toto Photo, focusing on dog portraits, and she took some adorable photos of our Affenpinscher, Selma Lou. Selma can be a bit shy with strangers, but she proved to be a natural for the camera and Joanna was very patient and had great timing. Thankfully, Joanna favors the mischievous pups, because ‘they make for the best images’.

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Emily Barletta

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 3 May 2010

I’m interested in the ways in which many textile artists these days, perhaps as a reaction to industry, focus on the process of creation rather than the utility of the resulting creations. Brooklyn-based Emily Barletta discharges emotional and physical pain through the meditative processes of crochet and embroidery. Though Barletta states that her pieces are unplanned and dictated by the properties of each new set of materials, her work consistently references biological forms — parasites, cellular structures, internal organs, amorphous and sea creatures.

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Mark Pernice’s Photobooth mask

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 24 April 2010

The Photobooth app on Macs has provided hours of inane tooling around for most people and resulted in countless stretched and distorted images that only their makers find entertaining, but Brooklyn artist Mark Pernice has translated a wonky webcam image of himself into a terrifying 3D mask. Reminds me of Aphex Twin.

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TrustoCorp at Brooklyn Brothers Gallery

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Friday 16 April 2010

The Brooklyn Brothers Gallery opened yesterday with an original exhibition of more than 40 artworks by New York-based art group TrustoCorp — who are ‘dedicated to highlighting the hypocrisy and hilarity of human behavior through sarcasm and satire’. This is the first exhibit for The Brooklyn Brothers Gallery, and marks the opening of their permanent […]

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Liddabit candies

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Trends on Tuesday 13 April 2010

Whilst strolling through Greenpoint the other night, I came across a shop selling Liddabit candies. I just had to have the Beer & Pretzel Caramels and the Honeycomb Candy. The Beer & Pretzel treats are complex, with the beer adding a heartiness missing from typical salted caramels, and the Honeycomb Candy tasted much like a Crunchie bar found in the UK. Liddabit candies contain local and seasonal ingredients and you can purchase these and other heavenly sweets through their site, as well as at The Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. The PB&J candy bar is next on my list to try.

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Letterpress dice prints

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 5 April 2010

Brooklyn-based printer Stukenborg has recently been doing amazing prints using dice as letterpress pieces with the dots on them arranged to create various patterns and shapes. They’re quite affordable ($20-$250), so he shouldn’t have much trouble selling these things.

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