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Around Town : One of a Kind Show Chicago

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This weekend we’re heading to the One of a Kind show in Chicago.  We will be making finger knit necklaces  from the December issue of Living.  We will be at the Toyota Retreat (Saturday from 2pm to 4pm).   If you live in the area please come by and craft with us.   You will …

Around Town : World Maker Faire 2013!

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This past weekend, my family and I attended our third Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science.  ”Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these …

Around Town : Maker Faire 2013!

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If you are going to be in the New York City area this weekend his weekend, you won’t want to miss World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science.  Maker Faire is, according to their website, ”the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of …

Around Town : Glass Etching Workshop!

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If you happen to be in New York City on September 25, come join me for a fun Glass Etching Workshop! Featuring Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Etching Cream and stencils, the workshop will expose you to multiple techniques for creating unique personalized glassware. You’ll go home with a set of four juice glasses and your very …

Around Town : Renegade Craft Fair

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If you are in the San Francisco area this weekend stop by the Renegade Craft Fair.  It is Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM – 7 PM at The Fort Mason Center Pavillion.   We will be making friendship bracelets at the “Toyota Retreat” from 3:00-5:00 on Saturday afternoon.  We would love to see you there! Check out …

Around Town : Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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I’ve long admired the non-profit within Scholastic Publishing called the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Each year, they host an exhibit entitled Art.Write.Now in Manhattan. This year in honor of hitting a 90 year (!) mark, there are two exhibition spaces, one at Parsons the New School and the other at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. …

Around Town : Creative Growth

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In the June issue of Living, we featured clothing and textile designer Erica Tanov as our Tastemaker (page 44). Erica introduced me to an unbelievable non profit based in Oakland, CA called Creative Growth. She attended an event there last year, sparking a collaboration with several of the artists on her freshly-launched line of home …

Around Town : Spring Storefronts

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With temperatures climbing here in New York (finally!), I’m trilled to accept that Spring is officially here. My walk to work confirms this as I pass flowers in bloom, commuters sipping iced coffee, and storefronts in full-on Spring mode. I love keeping an eye on shop displays as they change with the seasons. It’s a …