Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

This Built America- Episode 5: Brooklyn Industries

Friday, April 25th, 2014

This Built America and AOL highlights Brooklyn Industries as the featured New York company in their 50 state series on companies that are helping to build the manufacturing industry in the United States.

View the entire episode on Brooklyn Industries here.

Window Sneak Peek

Monday, January 13th, 2014

How to Quit Your Job in Style

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Marina in the Alma Sheer Utility Buttondown and Skip Tweed Skirt

For Marina Shifrin, living in Taiwan and working long hours at a video company was going alright, but the create part was fundamentally lacking in her work environment. Shifrin decided to record and upload a video of her quitting to YouTube, and the rest is viral internet history. We saw the video the day after, loved it, and soon found out that she had written about our Live, Work, Create motto earlier. We also learned that because she had to rush on the plane for television interviews in New York, she didn’t have time to pack a lot of clothes. We turned to Twitter to offer her an outfit, and asked her some questions about her sudden internet fame.

What’s it like to be viral?

It’s completely bizarre, exciting and scary. I’ve wanted to be a creative writer (in any capacity) for a long time and now I am thrilled there are people following my blog and reading my writing but it also increases the pressure to put out good stuff. I am still a novice compared to other great writers and comedians out there but, HEY! you gotta start somewhere?

When this all dies down a bit, what’s next for you?

I want to go hard at stand up. I want to get a solid set ready and perform as much as possible. Also it’d be really cool to create a long-form piece of writing whether it be a movie, book or pilot.

Tell us how the “Live, Work, Create” sticker entered into the picture? 

Actually, it’s quite funny. When I moved to New York I decided to start a blog so my parents and friends could keep up with my shenanigans if they wanted. The first post I ever wrote was a letter to my parents where I was whining about being a New York novice. I told them the story of how one day I was debating on whether or not I should stay in Brooklyn or move back to Chicago when I saw a “Live. Work. Create.” sticker. This is so silly, but I thought it was a sign for why I was in New York.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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An oral history of the iconic video ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’ with director Adam Dubin sporting our ‘No Sleep Till” tee.

Sound Looks

Monday, January 7th, 2013

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Photographer Eric White shines his spotlight on Brooklyn band Isadora in their favorite Brooklyn Industries picks. Listen to their new songs and check out their latest video below.

From top left to right: Great Northern Snorkel Parka / Optus Moto Zip Wool CoatLawrence Plaid Flannel Shirt / Signal Striped CardiganAtmosphere Dot Shirt / Catalyst Wool Striped Sweater / Alexander Wool Toggle Coat

21 1/2 by Isadora. Shot by Shantanu Starick

Our Bag Designer, Nancy Phan, Discusses the Making of the Sunnyside Bag.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

BKI Visits Sleepy Hollow, and Aaron Revisits His Gothic Youth.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

For our wintertime night shoot, the team packed up the car with lights and coffee, and headed 45 minutes north to Sleepy Hollow, the town where Washington Irving set his short story about Ichabod Crane and his tormentor, The Headless Horseman. We stumbled upon a small park by the cemetery and as soon as the sun went down, we almost couldn’t believe how beautiful the night pictures were turning out – all awash in contrast, grain, and mystique.

2011 Fjord Down Coat

Originally, the clothing line was inspired by our designers’ interest in the spooky forest in Lars Von Trier’s horror film, Antichrist. Aaron, our Women’s Designer, who recommended we shoot in Sleepy Hollow shares details from his previous trip there:

As soon as I stepped off the train, I was already sniffing out where to find the best local eats, and that place is the Sweet Grass Grill.  Their seasonal menus are created using food from nearby farms, and the meals are affordable, casual, and totally fresh. After the hearty meal, I explored the neighboring Main Street shops, where you can find a number of vintage furniture stores and art galleries.

But the best place to visit is the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. I raised my inner teenage goth from out of the grave and wandered along tombstone-lined trails with a dark and melodic soundtrack of Siouxsie and the Banshees and Cocteau Twins playing in my head. The hilly grounds are covered in strangely gnarled trees, grand stone mausoleums and marble-carved effigies that would put Liberace’s grave to shame.

Drill Press Military Sweater

SAND AND SUN

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Check out our Rockaway Beach photo campaign video short!

BEHIND THE SHOOT: THE APRIL COLLECTION AT FLAVOR PAPER

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Watch behind the scenes footage of our photo shoot at Brooklyn’s own wallpaper design company, Flavor Paper. Along with being artistic and incredibly talented, we also found the employees at Flavor Paper to be quite enthusiastic and photogenic models. Music by MoTel Aviv from their upcoming album Post Modern Nation due out April 26th.

BE A BULL: THE BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES RULE

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Recently, an Open Forum show called Small Business Rules approached Lexy and asked what rule Brooklyn Industries lives by. That rule was, “Be a Bull when everyone else is being a bear.” In the last year, we’ve opened three new locations – in Portland, Oregon, New York’s Grand Central Terminal and last but not least Philadelphia. We relaunched our website, and the blog you’re reading, all while designing new, interesting product for you.

We enjoyed sharing our vision with host Lindsay Campbell, and hope you like our rule. You can watch the video here!