Friday, May 27, 2011

At the Artist and Fleas in Brooklyn

Let me just say, it was great walking into the Artist and Fleas market last Saturday. It was an awesome space full of creative designers that I have not come across yet in the city. They also had a truck outside selling coolhaus ice cream sandwiches!

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After staring at the truck and trying to figure out the ice cream between cookies bit, we walked into the market and suddenly I just wanted to shop shop shop! Lots of vintage stuff going around but also some interesting new ideas.

Take for example ASTALI. She had jewelry made out of gun casings! I took a postcard that had a sample gun casing attached to it. :) Now I can pretend to be dangerous.
 Next I had to stop at Webbedware by Courtney Webb. She had great looking cuffs covered in different types of fabrics. Check out her website for other awesome products.
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The one that I couldn't walk away from! Leroysplace.
She had these handmade necklaces with different images put together. I can't describe it well but I can say I had to be pulled away from the stall. She also has these resurrected paintings with her own creatures creeping in to the frame to bring in a twist.

images for Leroysplace are from  her website WWW.LEROYSPLACE.COM
I  hope to be checking out a few more markets this weekend and hope to blog about the great finds! I think I tend to say great a lot. :)


  1. Ruchira,
    Congrats! your displayed design is very good. I like it. Since 1968 I'm in the field of fine art and since 1975 I'm in the field of art and designs. I know hand block printing and produces bed sheets and now producing dress materials.What kind of hand block printed materials you need and for male or female ? Please kindly give me details, I will support you. My mail ID is _ Arvind Ghosalkar

  2. Hello Arvind. Thank you for leaving a comment here. I will email you separately about a future project. -Ruchika