• New York Fixers Collective – Medium Cut Version

    We discovered this great short on the New York Fixers Collective, which meets and fixes stuff over at Proteus Gowanus.

    New York Fixers Collective – Medium Cut Version from Julian Dunn on Vimeo.

    ‘The Fixers Collective is a social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. Originally started as part of an art project called “Mend”, they now meet once a month for three hours at Proteus Gowanus, an art/exhibition/co-working space near the Gowanus Canal.

    The “fixers” and the “fixees” make the repairs together. In this way, the “fixee” also learns something about repair, thus, according to the fixers, creating a sentimental bond between the object and its owner.’

  • Learn to make Bling

    We love our bling! We love our ring bling, our neckless bling, nose bling, ear bling, and all other bling! (we also love the word “bling”!) But one thing we love more than our bling is learning how to make our own… bling! The Bloomfield School has unique classes on how to make these various types of jewelry. The classes are small to ensure close interaction between students and instructor. The classes are taught by RISD alumni, Kerrie Yeung and Melissa J. Tyson who both have a background in this specialized craft. They are offering courses on Ring Making from Wax to Metal and Focal Bead Making from Wax to Metal right now!

    The Ring making from wax to metal will take you through:

    the step-by-step process of planning, carving and finishing a ring of your own design.”

    Focal Bead making from wax to metal will take you through:

    the steps of wax working and surface treatment to make cast-metal focal beads for your jewelry projects.”

    That sounds pretty cool!

    Classes for The Bloomfield School are being taught at 75 10th Street Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

    Check out their site, www.TheBloomfieldSchool.com, for more details about their current courses and to find out more information.

    Bonus Your Face Off

    10% discount to 10 peeps who register for current of upcoming classses! Discount code is MAKEINGOWANUS.


Gowanus, Brooklyn

The crack between two hipster neighborhoods, home to the now superfunded Canal, the flash point for the new 'Buy Local' and textile revolutions, & filled with brilliant bohemians. . . this is Gowanus & it’ll awesome your face off.

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