• Horse Cycles: Made in Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn name is a thing now… like a label that means ‘made with love’. For the longest time we thought that ‘Made in Brooklyn’ was such a powerful statement because we lived here and thus only something related to our egos. But it turns out Brooklyn means something everywhere. We don’t have data on this, just our own wonderings to other places. When elsewhere people have said ‘look this is made in Brooklyn…cool’. It turns out that the term ‘Made in Brooklyn’ means what ‘Made in USA’ use to mean; it’s quality, integrity, and frankly any cerebral sounding word that mean awesome!
    We discovered this great kickstarted from Horse Cycles. They make bikes right here in Brooklyn. Their line called Urban Tour is looking for a little support via the kick . You should know that their bikes proudly state the name of where they were made: “Brooklyn, NY”!

    Give them a kick here.

    and get your own Ubran Tour bike at: www.Urban-Tour.com

    Check out more pics of Horse Cycles powerful steed the Urban Tour bike…
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  • Makerbot’s Replicator 2 Makes Cityscapes

    Does anyone have $2200 bucks we can borrow? We want to buy this Replicator 2 from Makerbot, so we can destroy miniature cities in the comfort of our own homes….

    One day we will smash something like the cityscape below in our Gowanus apartment and will hence forth be known as Gowanus Godzilla! Rahhhhrrrrh!!!

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  • Make Dinosaurs With Your Own Hands – Handsaws, Hammers, and Dinosaurs!

    You know what’s “cool”…

    1) Dinosaurs! -

    These long dead animals have been the joy of every childhood since their discovery. We can’t image what it was like to have been the first to receive a plastic T-Rex toy after the world learned monsters were real! We do remember that we use to have a toy that was all bones and these bones could be put together to make a prehistory beast. It’s still one of the coolest things we’ve ever owned. 

    You know what’s also “cool”…

    2) Making things with your hands -

    Making things with your hands involves muscles, and sweat, and sometimes blood. It’s the awesomest part of having opposable thumbs…we can build stuff! Despite our previous Production life we have not really made anything outside of the virtual world in years. And for that we are less human. Making things with your hands and using tools takes you back to the root of humanity. We build stuff…that’s what we do!

    You know what’s cooler that “cool”….

    Building a Dinosaur with your own two hands!

    The cats over at The Brooklyn Garage have put together an event July 18th where you can actually make a dinosaur. Yes a freaking dinosaur! Led by two artist you can help or watch the creation of a creators that died out millions of years ago. The event called Handsaws, Hammers, and Dinsosaurs is taking place next week at Littlefield. The beast will be created out of reclaimed wood and there will be booze from Breucklen Distilling and Brooklyn Homebrew. Whatever is made, be it T-Rex, or some other pre-historic monster, will remain on display at Littlefield for a month. Oh and also all the proceeds from the dinos are going to a charity called The Adventure Project - a non-profit organization adding venture to support social enterprises in developing countries.

    Recap: Dinosaurs, Building Stuff, Booze, Charity = Awesome! 

     
  • Made In Brooklyn: The Watchmaker

    Made In Brooklyn checks out David Sokoshwho knows two things: how to make watches and how to rock a really great mustache. Mr. Sokosh began his move into the  world of hand-made watches after his antique clock business received requests for the tiny timey whiney items. The watches Mr. Sokosh makes are called Brooklyn Watches and can be found at the Brooklyn Flea

    The Watchmaker from Dustin Cohen on Vimeo.

    Check out more photos of the David Sokosh, the watchmaker, here.

     
 

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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