Book Lovers Unite with the {NewNew}

I admit. I'm a book-a-holic. You know you're a book-a-holic when you've memorized your 16-digit library card number but when asked what day you were born there is a good ten second pause. For all my fellow book lovers, there is an event going on right now that I know you're going to love. Blurb, an online program that gives you the tools you need to create your own beautiful photo books, has opened a pop-up store in New York City where you can stop by and take part in a series of workshops, speaker sessions, and events starting today until the end of the month. On Saturday, the {NewNew} is hosting a workshop from 4pm - 7pm with four different artists providing tutorials for handmade gifts for the book lover.

Jen of will turn everyday potatoes into book plate stamps to ensure non of your precious books go missing. Norder of will show you how to knit a decorative bookmark, keeping you on track during your subway reading. For the sewers out there, Cory of will show you how to create a tote bookbag while Nguyen of will lead you in appliqueing book covers.

The pop-up shop is located at 60 Mercer Street between Broome and Grand in SoHo. We hope to see you on Saturday!


Weekend Getaway - Dia:Beacon

Spring is a great time to do some local exploring and have a quick weekend getaway to enjoy new places not too far from home. One place that I discovered about a year ago was the Dia modern art museum in Beacon, NY. Not only is the train ride from NYC along the Hudson River beautiful, but the area surrounding the museum is so serene. The café inside the Dia is quite lovely to have lunch at as well. The MTA also offers a package deal that includes a round trip ticket on the Metro North along with a ticket to the museum. Get all the details here:

And check out the Dia website to find out about current exhibits. Their permanent collection is also amazing:

Here are a few pics from my visit:

nice garden at the Dia

view of the Hudson River from the museum
my hubbie inside one of Serra's breath-taking sculptures


Where to Find The {NewNew} on March 28 + 29

Artists and Fleas Indoor Market, Brooklyn
Karen's Monsters will be back at the Artists and Fleas Indoor Market both Saturday and Sunday. Location: 129 North 6th Street, Brooklyn. (Map)

PS 9 Craft Fair, Brooklyn
Lovely Day Designs will be representing in Brooklyn this Saturday from 10am - 4pm. Location: 80 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn. (Map)

DUMBO Winter Pop-Up Market

The DUMBO Pop-Up Market is still going strong, so check it out this weekend and say hello to members of the {NewNew} Team this Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 6pm. Location: 81 Front Street, Brooklyn (Map)

Saturday, March 28th Line-Up (left to right): JournalisticTendencies, Chelleline Cards, and theCraftarium

, March 29th Line-Up (left to right): SaruStar, LaPistolera, and PoofNY

Not Yo Mama's Craft Fair, Jersey City
WindowsOfAgate will be in Jersey City this Saturday selling at Not Yo Mama's Craft Fair from 10am - 3pm. Location: LITM, 140 Newark Avenue, Downtown Jersey City (Grove Street PATH Station Stop). (Map)

Mulberry Street Young Designers Market
l'atelier des bijoux will be selling her jewelry at the Mulberry Street Young Designers Market this Saturday from 11am to 7pm.
Location: 268 Mulberrry Street, Manhattan. (Map)

Have a fantastic weekend!