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Around Town : Confetti System

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Just a quick post to let you know that our beloved Nick, Crafts Dept. alumnus and great friend, is featured this week on The Selby. Confetti System is a collaboration between Nick and Julie, another old friend of ours… They and their work are so inspiring and cool! Hooray! Have a look at their studio …

Big Bambu at the Met

Around Town : Big Bambu at the Met

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If you haven’t already seen the Big Bambu installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you have until the end of this month to see the ever-growing bamboo structure.  Not only is it an incredible display of art and craft, this 50-feet-high, 100-feet-long bamboo construction is functioning architecture- you can actually take …

Around Town : Camper Store - Madison Ave.

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During a recent shopping (window shopping that is) trip on Madison Avenue, I stumbled upon the new Camper store. I was fascinated by the wicker installation I could see through the window. But inside it became even more amazing, as the wicker was molded all around the store, going beyond corners, shaped into seats and incorporating …

Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Around Town : Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

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Hi – I am Kate, an employee who loves folk art and recently went to the amazing Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.  This annual event is the largest market in the world. This year, more than 170 master folk artists representing 52 countries were selected to participate in this colorful, creative event attended by …

Around Town : Crafternoon

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While on a neighborhood stroll over the weekend, I ran into my old friend Maura Madden, who is a crafter, author, and comedy writer, and just about the most fun gal you’d ever care to cross paths with on a Saturday afternoon. She’s always up to something fun—I recommend her blog, where you can read …

Build It Green!NYC

Around Town : Build It Green!NYC

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Recently a few of us from TV went on an excursion to Build It Green (aka BIG), located in a massive warehouse in Queens. What is BIG? Well, it is “New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials.” Which is rather amazing when you think about how much building/deconstructing happens …

Bloggers Night Out

Around Town : Bloggers Night Out

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Last Thursday we hosted an event for a couple hundred of our favorite bloggers.  It was a great chance for all of the blogs under Martha Stewart to get together and meet the people behind the blogs we love.  We’d planned a rooftop party, overlooking the Hudson River, but the threat of rain moved us …

Around Town : Stitching for Pink

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We work closely with SVP Worldwide, source of the SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® sewing machines. We heard about their involvement in Stitching for Pink, a global online campaign to raise breast cancer awareness and help fund a cure through embroidery, and want to pass the information on to you. They’ll give you exclusive embroidery …