Just ONE day until the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade!

Saturday is The {NewNew} Holiday Handmade Cavalcade
You Do Not Want To Miss This Event!

For one day only during the holiday season shoppers can load up on clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, housewares and more, all handmade by some of the most creative local artisans and crafters in the NYC metropolitan area.
Where: Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street in Brooklyn
When: 10 am-6 pm Saturday December 3rd

The first 200 shoppers to arrive will receive free goodie bags packed with a unique sampling of wares from the {NewNew} - so come early!

With each purchase, shoppers will get a raffle ticket entry for a prize package filled with great {NewNew} wares!

In keeping with its tradition of partnering with local non-profits, the {NewNew} will have representatives from The Brooklyn Community Foundation, an organization that improves the lives of Brooklyn residents and their communities.

Hope to see you!
Holly / EllisDesign

The Sketchbook Project & The Brooklyn Art Library — Our Cavalcade Sponsor

We're proud to present one of our sponsors this year: The Sketchbook Project and the Brooklyn Art Library. The Brooklyn Art Library is an archive of visual inspiration supported by a global creative community. This space is home to the Sketchbook Project, which features thousands of artists' sketchbooks from around the world. The Library also offers a handpicked selection of art supplies, stationary and vintage ephemera to jump-start your own creativity — right around the corner from the Cavalcade on N. 3rd St.

Step into the Library and you'll immediately be greeted by a 40-foot-long wall filled from floor to ceiling with contributions to the Sketchbook Project. The Sketchbook Project is an evolving library of artists' journals from more than 100 countries across the globe. Participation is open to everyone: Artists sign up to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it up and send it back. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library and exhibited to the public in person and online.

"Mystery Maps" by Noelle Oki

If you're feeling curious and itching to sketch, you're in luck: The Sketchbook Project Limited Edition Vol. 1 is accepting new participants right now! Open to just 5,000 participating artists, the Limited Edition is an experiment inspired by the Sketchbook Project. Every contributor to the Limited Edition Vol. 1 will be included in a series of art books documenting the project and each sketchbook will be exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Library. Together, the book series will provide insight into the imagination and process of each artist participating in the project and present an interpretive portrait of the Sketchbook Project community. Bound by the Brooklyn Art Library Press and hand-finished in the Library's own Williamsburg workshop, the book series will be published in the fall of 2012.

"Happy Thoughts" by Sara Gray

We're excited to spread the word about the Sketchbook Project and happy to welcome them to the Cavalcade. It's a great example of the creative community working together to produce something wonderful — and supporting other artists and artisans in return.

Don't forget to drop by the Brooklyn Art Library before or after your visit to the Cavalcade and be sure to tell them The {NewNew} sent you!

Brooklyn Art Library
103A N 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 388-7941

Open everyday from 12-8pm>
The Sketchbook Project

Meet our Cavalcade Charity Partner: Brooklyn Community Foundation

For this year’s Holiday Handmade Cavalcade we are proud to partner with the Brooklyn Community Foundation. With its motto "Do Good Right Here" the Foundation succinctly states its mission which is:
to improve the lives of people in Brooklyn by strengthening communities through local giving, grantmaking and community service.
As the only community foundation dedicated exclusively to the people of Brooklyn, the organization focuses on five different areas of support:

Art Print - My Zoetrope

Arts for All--

Seeks to support local arts and cultural organizations

Caring Neighbors--

Assists vulnerable Brooklynites and their neighbors

Community Development--

Supports efforts to provide affordable housing and neighborhood stability

Education and Youth Achievement--

Supports programs that promote access to quality education and academic success for all and assists organizations that help young people make smart life choices and nurture their social and emotional well-being

Green Communities--

Fosters the development of green spaces, jobs, and neighborhoods

Kids Hat - Ellis Design

Of course the Arts for All fund is very close to our own interests as artists and designers of the {NewNew}. One of the grants the Foundation recently made was to Cool Culture an organization that partners with 90 of New York City's best known cultural institutions to provide access to museums, zoos and parks to 50,000 underserved New York families.

Given the breadth of causes supported by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, you are sure to find a project that you can help fund by donating to the Foundation. So come to the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade where you can chat with representatives of the Brooklyn Community Foundation about their different funds and awards. Plan out this year's charity giving and take care of some holiday shopping at the same time.


2011 Holiday Handmade Cavalcade Gift Guide for Him

Here it is, the second in our series of gift guides featuring the work of artisans participating in this year's Holiday Handmade Cavalcade (December 3 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg).

First things first:

Cerveza Con Lima Body Bar by NordeaSoaperie.


Sterling Molar Cufflinks by SaruStar.

And for outer-wear (although I suppose not necessarily exclusively):

Black Knit Cap for Men or Women by EllisDesign.

Accompanied by a few essential accouterments (one a bit saucy):

Set of Two Neon Green Hand Screened Handkerchiefs by ApertureAgog

Little Black Book, Mini, Hand Woven in Satin Ribbon by PriaVanda

Don't forget his abode! It may benefit from some styling too. A great manly choice for the wall: 

Rusty Hammer 8x10 print by AstrOdub

Come to the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade for more special gifts for the men on your list!

Until next time --