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BusyBites, The Brooklyn Bakery’s 1st Event!

Last Thursday, we threw our first event!  The event was aimed at celebrating local, young businesses.

If you weren’t able to make it, you should definitely check out the awesome food/dessert vendors, restaurants, and artwork we had the chance to meet there. Here are some pictures by Kenya Bravo and here is the list of the participants, check them out!

Participants : 
@kumquatcupcakes (cupcakes)
@TheAlcreamist (ice cream)
@oaxacatacos (tacos)
@Grnsquaretavrn (appetizers)
@HerbNZest (appetizers)
@thebravista (photographer)
@brooklynbakery (bracelets) (artwork)

Deep-Fried Gadgets

If you ever wondered what technology looks like after it’s been cooked, Henry Hargreaves has the answer! Fret not, these gadgets aren’t real – just foam copies. Hargreaves has a “restless and curious mind, a fascination with the unusual or quirky and a desire to see how photography can illuminate the world and spark conversation.”

Photos via Hargreaves’ website.

Everything is Not What It Seems

Loving these quirky scenes from French photographers Laetitia and Sebastien, depicting grass instead of hair, and colorful ribbons instead of vomit and spaghetti.

Photos via their website.

Sentimental Sugar

For her latest clever creation, Brooklyn-based Julia Chiang used Ring Pops to write messages on a wall. As the gallery lights heat the art, the Ring Pops melt, streaking the walls with color and enhancing the installation.

Pictures via here, here, and here. Click here to see more of Chiang’s work.

Food Art: The Taste of Fashion, Fulvio Bonavia

“A Matter of Taste” is an art project by the artist and ad photographer Fulvio Bonavia. This project unites two worlds: food and high fashion: both wanted, dreamt and forbidden in the same time. As you can see in the images below, he takes food such as blackberries, cauliflower and kiwis and creates products such as watches and purses. Fulvio Bonavia presents a work of great and rare inspiration, creation and quality. His work has been honored by Communication Arts, PDN, the Italian Art Directors Club, among a lot of others, and Luerzer’s Archive has named Fulvio one of the ‘200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’.

“A Matter of Taste” illustrates high end fashion garments and accessories from the world’s most famous designers made from food. The artist puts sources that we take for granted in our daily lives, and successes in making us stop and admire those simple things as works of art. Through the use of great lighting, illustration, transparency and retouching, these pieces have an untouchable style of their own that project a priceless quality and an inner beauty that can be only seen in exceptional pieces from a museum.

You can find more images here:




Local Love – The Little Pie Company

On Valentines Day we went to The Little Pie Company. If you’re in New York, and have a craving head down there ASAP! The desserts are to DIE FOR! We recommend the banana cream pie!! Yumm!!

New Italian Restaurant Open in Red Hook


An Italian restaurant called Gancio Rosso opened on the corner of Commerce and Van Brunt streets last week in Red Hook. The menu on the business’s website shows it has antipasti, pastas, pizzas and entrees that include short ribs and eggplant parm.  Click here for more information.

Local Love – Mike’s Coffee Shop – Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, NY

If you are in the Clinton Hill area – give this local spot a chance. A nice, no-frills breakfast with a vintage feel.

And try the chicken and waffles, yum!

Taking a Trip to Milan? 4 Must See Spots.

1. Campari

2. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Milán

3. galería Vittorio Emanuele II.

4. The Dolce and Gabbana restaurant: Gold. 

Bon Appetit (flaming strawberries)

Just in case your looking to impress that special someone this holiday season. Recipe here.