Archive for the ‘Celebrity Sightings’ Category

Spotted!

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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Jonny Lee Miller wrapped in our Salty Sea Fair Isle Wool Sweater and Lucy Liu.

Brooklyn Industries x Jean Paul Gaultier at the Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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Jean Paul Gaultier – meet Brooklyn. We’ve been anticipating this exhibition around here for awhile now, and had a chance to get a sneak peek last Thurday at the museum for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Coming off the heels of The Met’s Alexander McQueen exhibit, Brooklyn now gets its chance to return volley with a retrospective on the ‘Enfent Terrible’ of French fashion.

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For the exhibition, Brooklyn Industries co-designed a special limited edition graphic tee andcross body tote to celebrate the show. The tote features the iconic blue stripes commonly associated with Gaultier, and comes with a unique cross body strap. The stripes are also present on the graphic tee, along with Brooklyn Industries ‘Live, Work, Create’ motto with a Gaultier stamp over it.

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Additionally, we’ll be unveiling the collaborative designs in person at Brooklyn Museum’sFirst Saturday Event on Saturday, November 2nd featuring talks, films, interactive spaces, and lots of live music, including Au Revoir Simone.

See The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Brooklyn Museum from October 25, 2013 – February 23, 2014.

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.

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The coolest job in the world just might be Bob Partington’s. From elaborate Rube Goldberg machines for Google to large scale typographic sculptures, Partington’s dynamic, whimsical, and always awe-inspiring pieces are what every kid dreams of making for a living when they grow up.

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Today only, meet the Williamsburg resident as he unveils his newest invention at Brooklyn Industries on 100 Smith Street at 6pm. The first 15 people to show up will receive a free t-shirt! 

Hot Guys and Their Pets

Friday, January 11th, 2013

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Hot guy” John Krasinski, his dog, and our Watertower Cap.

 

The First Stop in Brooklyn

Monday, January 7th, 2013

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A.K.A. The Marcy Stop. representin’ the JMZ line in our Castor Marl Sweater.

Portlandia Storms NYC

Monday, January 16th, 2012


(Left: Season 2 Premiere of Portlandia. Right: Fred Armisen sporting BKI gear on the show)

References to the I.F.C. show Portlandia have been popping up around the office a lot lately, so we were thrilled to be able to attend the Season 2 premiere here in New York at the Natural History Museum two weeks ago.  Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein were in attendance to introduce the season to a packed theater that included Andy Samberg, Krisen Wiig, and Jeff Goldblum, all of which make cameos in the second season.  We’re happy to report that after the success of the first season, with more support and momentum, the second season is even funnier.

Season two resurrects some of the first season’s characters, including the über-sensitive clerks from the feminist bookstore who are indignant to any word with phallic connotations, and the neurotic, upper middle class, city dweller couple who are clearly out of place in nature. One of the best cameos of season two is Samberg’s suave, yet corny mixologist, whose signature cocktail (a ginger-based bourbon drink infused with honey lemon, charred ice, cherry tomato, lime zest, homemade bitters, egg whites, eggshell, egg yellow, a rotton banana, and a little bit of love) inspires Brownstein to make him a mix tape. The show also pokes fun at the artisanal craze, with Goldblum cast as an artisanal knot maker, and featuring another light bulb maker whose lightbulbs are so ridiculously expensive and laborious to make that it take weeks to make a single lightbulb, leaving his customers literally in the dark.  What makes Portlandia so great is its ability to poke fun at its core audience – particularly those that are encapsulated in hip/progressive enclaves – Portland, Williamsburg, Wicker Park, Austin, the Bay Area, and its ability to get the audience to laugh at themselves. One particularly revealing sketch at the end of the second episode involves a writer from Pitchfork, who after writing a perfect 10 review of a band that promotes its uniqueness by having a cat and a kidnapper in the band, drives the music site to completely shut down. That sequence drew a roar of applause from the theater audience, demonstrating Pitchfork readers disdain towards the oftentimes pretentious site, yet for the joke to work, Portlandias’ writers had to realize that as much as their audience is annoyed by Pitchfork’s reviews, they still loyally read them. Which they do. In a world where it’s more commonplace to laugh at others, Portlandia demonstrates that sometimes, it’s just as fulfilling to laugh at ourselves.

In tribute to our love for the show, enter here for a chance to win two “I Like PDX” T-shirts from our Portland store, and a DVD of  Season 1 of Portlandia.