Ahoy Matey!

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Talk like a pirate day? Yes, really. Why you might ask? Taken straight from the Talk Like a Pirate Day website FAQ,
Q. The big one: WHY?
A. Why not?

Talking like a pirate is fun. It's really that simple. It adds a zest, a swagger, to your every day conversation. Do you need another reason?

Try it out. Let go, have a beer, burp in public. Say "Aarrr!!"
Feels good, doesn't it?

and if you want to get the basics down:

Ahoy! - "Hello!"

Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"

Aye! - "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."

Aye aye! - "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."

Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I sa
w that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

So you think you've got it? Well, no pirate is complete without pirate accessories...


Get Ready for a {NewNew} Spring!

Back by popular demand, The {NewNew} will be hosting the Spring Handmade Cavalcade at The Bell House on May 9 and 10.

RSVP here to receive a limited edition screen-printed tote, perfect for all your local shopping trips!*
And don't forget to pass this onto your friends! They'll want to do some fun shopping as well!

*RSVP entitles registrant to one free, limited edition screen-printed tote bag. Offer available to the first 200 people to RSVP.

Come join us today at the Knitting Factory!

After all the planning and coordinating the day has finally come! Over 30 different multi-talented souls got together and to create this epic event, setting the stage for what will be an ongoing trend towards shopping local and handmade for the holidays. 

We think this is the central focus of why we are doing what we are doing.  Yes, it is a shopping event. But it means so much more. 

By buying handmade, you are countering the direct consequences of mass production, which has a negative effect on our neighborhoods. 

Events like the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade will only help spread the belief that shopping local and handmade is one way to save our community. Supporting local artisans is about helping out neighbors and keeping the city vibrant. 

And organizing this event is no small feat. This group is all about getting involved to develop one another's creative and business potential. Today when you visit us at the Knitting Factory, you'll see the fruits of all that hard work, both on the business side and on the creative side. Each and every single item for sale has been created by the artists themselves. 

So please come join us for our inaugural holiday event. There will be music and martinis, cupcakes and creative gifts for sale. And if you're feeling generous, you may want to donate to the good folks at NOCC, just by getting your gifts wrapped. 

We hope that you will take part in what will be a festive and fun day for all, and we truly look forward to seeing you there!

The goody bags are stuffed and ready to go

Nine Cakes' bite-sized goodies are not to be missed!

Our day at Brooklyn Indie Market - video diary

On November 16, The {NewNew} organized a date at Brooklyn Indie Market - urging consumers to shop local. It was a great day full of constant people, great music, lots of chatting, and a raffle to end it all off! For some photos, check out our flickr pool.

Where to Find The {NewNew} in the Shops

One of the perks of shopping at craft fairs and markets is that you are likely to meet the person who made the lovely items for sale. Fairs and markets are most often held on the weekend, though, and sometimes you have to buy a present - for yourself or for someone else! - on a Tuesday.

And that is where our stockists come in.

The Boerum Hill, Brooklyn destination shop artez'n is home to Red Bridge Studio bags, and jewelry from Lingua Nigra and wabisabi brooklyn.

Lingua Nigra can also be found at Addy and Ferro on Fulton Street in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Wabisabi brooklyn is also available in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn at Mongo and Try Rae’s First; in Red Hook, Brooklyn at metal and thread; and in Manhattan at the Mu$eum of American Finance Gift Shop, and the East Village Eileen Fisher Boutique.

Also in Boerum Hill, Fact and Fancy features J.Davis.Studio jewelry; items for the home from Cakehouse; and KnitKnit accessories.

J.Davis.Studio can also be found in Brooklyn at Thistle and Clover and in Manhattan at Elizabeth 260.

KimmChi's silk screened shirts are available in Manhattan at AuH20.

Shop local, shop handmade, shop {New New}!


Addy and Ferro
672 Fulton Street
(between South Elliot & South Portland St.)

444 Atlantic Avenue between Nevins and Bond Streets

Fact and Fancy
75B Hoyt St

metal and thread
398 Van Brunt Street near Coffey


246 Smith Street near Degraw Street

Thistle and Clover
221 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11205
(718) 855 5577

Try Rae’s First

430 Court Street between 2nd and 3rd Places

84 East Seventh Street

Eileen Fisher Boutique
314 East Ninth Street

Mu$eum of American Finance Gift Shop
48 Wall Street

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