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Around Town : Polka Dots

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Remember Blake’s post on this fun trend? Well, another trend worth noting is polka dots. They’re making a major comeback! I love the sweet cushions above from etsy shop September Designs. They’re hand screen-printed and pack quite a punch with a fun, neon palette. I’m also loving the scale of the larger-than-life dots on the …

Around Town : Matisse at the Met

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If you live in New York or are planning a trip soon (before March 17th, to be exact), you must make it to the Met to see Matisse! The exhibition, entitled “Matisse: In Search of True Painting” is made up of forty nine works. Most of the pieces in the show shed light on the …

Around Town : Storefronts

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in New York. Shop owners in my neighborhood of the West Village of New York seem to be trying to outdo each other with whimsical, inspired store fronts. It makes for a very merry walk to work! I love this trio of tiny trees outside of restaurant …

Around Town : Noteworthy Holiday Pop-Up Shops

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There are several exciting Holiday Craft Fair pop-ups happening around town! If you’re in the areas below this month, be sure to check them out… Our beloved Steph Hung will be selling her goods at this pop-up shop at the Drake Hotel in Toronto. The sale runs from 11AM – 4PM Saturday and Sunday of …

Around Town : Liberty of London Art Fabrics

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I recently went to one of our favorite NYC shops, Pins & Needles, to pick up some supplies and get advice for this baby blanket I’ve since finished-   I got some extra-soft batting and a little help with the construction from Rachel, the shop’s owner.  I chose two plaid cottons (a nod to Tartan- …

Around Town : Demonstrations at American Made

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Along with a slew of exciting Make & Give stations at our American Made event in Grand Central Station next week, we’re excited to announce the schedule of demonstrations being brought to you by some of our favorite artisans and crafters. On both Wednesday and Thursday there will be a rotating schedule of hour-long demonstrations …

Around Town : Make and Give at American Made

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You may recall Marcie announcing our American Made event on the blog last week. American Made is a two day workshop held in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall on Wednesday, October 17th and Thursday, October 18th. For two full days we’ll be bringing you demonstrations, panel discussions, master classes, and a running schedule of “Make and …

Around Town : Maniac Pumpkins

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 We can certainly be a little pumpkin crazy at Martha Stewart Living but we have met our match in terms of pumpkin enthusiasts.  Maniac Pumpkin Carvers,  the Brooklyn based duo of Marc Evan and Chris Soria, have a passion for pumpkins that is quite remarkable.    They are trained artists who have a seasonal medium that …