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Five Points Festival Returns to Brooklyn June 25th!

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Five Points Festival Poster with artwork by Creon (@chknhead)

Holy Collectible Designer Toys, Five Points Festival is finally back after a two year, pandemic-induced hiatus, and we are soooo excited for a huge comeback celebration! Woo! Sponsored by Clutter Magazine, Five Points is the premier event for finding the coolest designer art toys and other collectibles, plus action figures, comics, street art, jewelry and assorted unique ephemera. Get  your tickets now for the weekend of June 25th and 26thContinue reading Five Points Festival Returns to Brooklyn June 25th!

Vineapple Cafe: A Surprise Foodie Destination in Brooklyn!

vineapple signage photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

I don’t know about you, but lately I feel like it’s ‘safe’ to be a bit more adventurous when it comes to dining out. Specifically, I’m willing to leave my neighborhood for expanded culinary horizons. That includes making a trip to the lovely neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights for an indulgent, farm-to-table experience at Vineapple Cafe — a wildly impressive foodie find that just hit my radar.
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Eye On Design: Brooklyn Toile Pattern Wallpaper

brooklyn toile wallpaper photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Mike Diamond (Mike D of the Beastie Boys) wanted a Brooklyn-inspired toile wallpaper for the walls of his Cobble Hill brownstone. In 2012, he worked with designers Vincent J. Ficarra and Adela Qersaqi at Revolver New York, and John Sherman of local manufacturer Flavor Paper to produce a design that pays tribute to Brooklyn in a manner that looks, from a distance, like a traditional eighteenth centre French toile — a printed textile with small scenes that make up an overall pattern.

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Blue Bull Dog Mural in Bushwick

blue bull dog by kane photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

I don’t own any pets, but I sometimes look after a stout English Bull Dog named Mac, who belongs to a neighbor. Mac is an extremely loving and intelligent dog, and I am so fond of him that I miss dearly him whenever I see another Bull Dog on the Street.  Of course, Mac came to mind immediately when I came upon this mural of a Blue Bull Dog lounging in the grass during a recent Graffiti Art Tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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Shark Attack Tile Mosaic

shark attack tile mosaic photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

To find the Shark, you must have the Eye of The Shark! Fortunately, I possess that eye. This little guy, made from precisely-arranged, blue glass marbles, was spotted — just waiting to attack — on the sidewalk outside of The Pearl Room, a restaurant located at 8518 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Shark attack under your feet!