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Reader: Dec 28, 2011

Old bookmarks saved in my folder since March, compulsively browsing through…

– Milton Glaser on the fear of failure.

Flea Market rampage in New York: “For most people who go on these ritualized scavenger hunts looking for something that they may not know exists, it is a kind of pilgrims’ process through the detritus of the past”.

– All about collaborative learning. It’s the year of collaboration.

– Awesome zip ties.

– I am obsessed with David Stark’s website.

– How to break up with a company you love. Thx Bri.

– The best biographies and memoirs of 2011

Harvard Business Review’s top posts of 2011.

Runcible Spoon is a beautiful collage based online food zine.

Weird NYC restaurants.

Business lessons from an avidly traveling entrepreneur.

– Stop boob sweat.

– What is digital strategy?

30 Minutes a Day. “When trying to develop a new skill, the important thing isn’t how much you do; it’s how often you do it.”

– The most exciting moments of 2011 from NYC startups.

12 reasons we love and hate Seth Godin.

Reeeeeal cheap eats found by food bloggers in NYC.

– Brain Pickings on Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity. She is so damn smart. I 100% agree with this: ” creativity is combinatorial, that nothing is entirely original, that everything builds on what came before, and that we create by taking existing pieces of inspiration, knowledge, skill and insight that we gather over the course of our lives and recombining them into incredible new creations…the idea that in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles. ”

– JoinBKLYN on curating blog content.

– Miranda July on ridding distractions by covering them with a bowl and standing a table on top of it which can’t be moved because there’s a precious white dress on top that will be damaged by a tray of cranberry juice precariously balancing on top of the dress.

Vintage camera nightlights!

MyBlockNYC lets you upload videos you create and map it to the location.

Malcolm Gladwell quotes.

Dump your images here.

– Someone who sympathizes with my gluttonous obsession with books.

– Traditional gallery model is in decline. It’s all about art fairs and online business. I’d love to get involved more in the latter two. Events + e-commerce = success. “It is more convenient and inspiring to work in a more unconventional format, having an office and platform, and doing temporary projects and pop-up shows,” said Berlin dealer Matthias Arndt, when he announced earlier this year that his gallery would now open only sporadically for shows.”

– 24 same sex couples wed in Central Park.

Awesome people hanging out together.

– Intricate drawings on bananas.

– On social media strategy. “The way for social media strategists of today to survive is to start thinking less about the toolset they have on their disposal, and more about the social dynamics they are trying to create or influence. My bet is that it will become easier for them to operate on the strategic level, to envision the path to brand and business objectives, and to advance their career path further.”

The Golden Age of Design in startups, or, Design is bullshit. Also an interactive infographic of successful startups with designer co-founders.

The daily practice.

Best 2011 books for entrepreneurs.

– Must read books on happiness.

– Pay what you wish, download all these beautiful fonts.

25 tips on being a better writer.

Powerful women in the art world.

– How to attract women to your coworking community.

– 20 food inspired websites.

Minimal workstations. My desk is a complete clusterfuck in comparison.

– Online fighting game for your handdrawn characters. Cool.

n+1’s personal classifiedsare catered towards the youthful and geeky. The best one: “WHITE EDITOR SEEKS BLACK RAPPER, OR SIMILAR :Funny, smart, cool, “quirky,” “feisty” (-Phil Connors, author of Fire Season), female mag editor in search of Kanye West, Lil Wayne, or similar. Drake need not apply.”

27 tech female founders to follow on twitter.

Quitting your job to start a tech company.



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Vendors Needed // Brooklyn Night Bazaar // Dec 15 – 17

In October the Brooklyn Night Bazaar launched inside Dekalb Market. 75 independent vendors showcased their wares from accessories and artwork to vintage clothing and refurbished furniture. Live music billowed through the ears of 5,000 visitors with tunes by bands like YACHT. The beer & wine garden flowed with enthusiastic visitors and spirits til the very end. Thank you for helping us create a successful and magical evening. We are ready to do it again.

Save the Date: DECEMBER 15th – 17th // 5pm – Midnight

@ Kent Ave Warehouse

149 Kent Ave btw N. 5th & N. 6th Street

Vendors: APPLY HERE by Nov 30th

Brooklyn Night Bazaar returns December 15 – 17th inside a gargantuan warehouse in central Williamsburg. The three night extravaganza will be comprised of independent vendors presenting a vast array of products ranging from artwork and prints to accessories and refurbished furniture. There will be live music showcasing the freshest bands and DJs, food vendors to satisfy the most insatiable appetites, and a beer & wine garden to mingle and share an intoxicatingly enchanted experience with the community. The vast open warehouse will be transformed by busy workers on scissor lifts into a night market with lights and projections lighting the spaces to create a cozy and warm environment for the visitors.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday November 30th

When // December 15 – 17th // 5pm – Midnight

Where // Kent Ave Warehouse // 149 Kent Ave btw North 5th & North 6th Street

Applications for vendors to present and sell: Original artwork, prints, zines, photographs, videos // Accessories and apparel both new and vintage // Furniture and design // Whatever else you have in mind

Vendor Fee for NON – COOKED FOOD VENDORS: 1 night: $150 // 2 nights: $125 a night // 3 nights: $90 a night

Other Costs: Electricity: $20 a night // Tables: $10 each a night // Chairs: $2 each a night

Vendor fee for COOKED FOOD VENDORS: 1 night: $175 // 2 days: $150 a night // 3 days: $125 a night

Other Costs: Electricity: $50 a night // Tables: $10 each a night // Chairs: $2 each/night

Space per vendor: Approximately 8 x 10 feet, flexible depending on vendor set up and installation.
Security will be on site overnight to secure items for vendors participating multiple days.
Basic lighting is provided. Additional lighting can be brought per vendor however electricity fees will apply.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have:
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

APPLY HERE by Nov 30th

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Entertaining Tweets About the Teeny Earthquake in NYC

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My Newest Obsession: Mobylette

Walking Mellow around LES the other day I passed by the most beautiful little yellow motorbike. I’m don’t know too much the difference between motorbike, moped, electric bike, and whatever middle term exists for these bicycle-cum-motorcycles but I was floored by the kickass beauty of this pedaled angel. I memorized its name, did a quick google search and wasn’t surprised of its vintage production being re-adopted by contemporary youthful low lifes rejecting society and consumerism and drowning in debaucherous adventures.

Nor am I surprised to find a geeky hipster moped “gang” based in Brooklyn called Mission 23. This subculture obsession is a silent community all its own and to my dismay I am yet to witness a “gang” of moped riders cruisin’ around the city. Of course there are the Puerto Rican boys ridin’ their ridiculously pimped out gold encrusted mini bikes but outside of that I am yet to see a resurgence of these ’70s vintage convenience vehicles.

It sounds as if much of the community fanned out over the last few years but there is still a live website called Moped Army that I’ll have to scope out some more. Until then, anyone know where I can purchase one of these babies?

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$150 for $75 at Pixie Market

Some things I never really do is give into discounts, bargains, vouchers, and coupons. I’m not a very good shopper, never was, never will be and no sales pitch will ever change that.

Until now.

As a subscriber to Refinery 29’s newsletter I couldn’t resist purchasing this $75 voucher to LES and online storefront Pixie Market where awesome wispy dresses go for $55 and shoes of desire are always at the ready. I’m about to run out the house and buy a pair of shoes and maybe a top. I promise I won’t go over $150!

Some covetous items:

One: Woven Leather Flats: $117

Two: Brown Leather Sandals: $114

Three: White Perforated Loafers: $126

Four: Mustard Shift Dress: $54

Five: Bow Back Floral Dress: $72

Six: Aryn K Cotton Dress: $70

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Angel & Joann Sitting in a Tree…

So in case you haven’t heard, Angel and I started a blog. It’s called…. Angel and Joann. It’s the place I get to go to indulge in my new lifestyle, that of a soon to be domesticated housewife. Pretty insane to think this is all happening, so soon, so unexpectedly. Especially considering how far away I was from ever considering such a potentially heinous way of life. Up until a year ago I never would have guessed I’d be getting married to a beautiful and loving man. It’s nauseating really.

Over at the blog I’ll be sharing my experiences and discoveries as the big fat wedding day approaches in May and it’ll continue from there on to document our so very interesting experiences as a couple. Places we go, things we find, stories to share. Hope you will join in on the conversation.

Check it here.

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One step at a time

I’ve been filling my head with not so happy thoughts lately. I’ve been questioning people’s motivations, setting standards and expectations that inevitably lead to disappointment and dismissal. There’s been a time in my life where cynicism and bitterness surrounded my everyday and there are moments when those thoughts and feelings come back with a fury. The last six months have been a tumultuous period, completely losing my grounding and steady hold in life. I’m not sure where all these community events and projects are leading in the long run, I’m impatient and want them to lead to successful money making endeavors NOW, continue to build whatever skills I need to build to take me to happy places NOW, and calm the hyperactive storm to a balanced level of happiness, enjoyment, peace and contentment. At times I’m successful at reminding myself to be grateful and relaxed, and to take things as they come and ride the wave til I wash up on shore again. I wish this were one of those moments, one of those moments where I tell myself to shut my trap and just breathe. Take all my ideas and thoughts and To Do’s…

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