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Monday, October 29, 2012

Project with Build It Green Gowanus

In the process of setting up the new office space I've made probably about 20 trips to Build It Green NYC on 9th Street in Gowanus to pick up supplies, furniture, etc.  I'm proud to say that at least 85% of the office set up is used or salvaged materials.  Check out these shelves we built from salvaged scaffolding planks:
Pretty cool huh?  They're very sturdy too!  I've been wanting to experiment with the steel pipe for years and now realizing how easy it is, you'll definitely be seeing some pipe incorporated into my chandy designs soon.  I found 10 planks of old scaffolding and managed to squeeze them into my new minivan (oh yes, I've got wheels out NYC!) to take them back to the office.  They barely fit but we just able to shut the back...
The console folds down so I can fit 10-foot long planks in the van!
So in one trip to BIG last week I met the founder Justin Green and Jaclyn Jablkowski, communications manager and they suggested they may need lighting for their new event space.  I excitedly volunteered to donate a fixture and they happily accepted!  I'm so excited!  Here are some pics of the new space they will be renting out to various groups for events and weddings.  Here is a little preview, they are still working on it but check out what a cool space it is!

look at that ceiling, it's about 35-40 feet high!

We found an old door to recycle into a chandelier and I will building it onsite since the door will unfortunately not fit into the van.  But stay tuned for some video footage of the assembly soon!!

Hurricane Chandy

It's been a couple months but lots of things going...

We moved our production back to Brooklyn to the Navy Yard at Grand Avenue & Flushing, and we love our new space!!!  I've been working to get everything organized and set up for holiday production.  That said, we've taken a pause (hopefully briefly) to hunker down for Hurricane Sandy today and now it looks like tomorrow as well.  Second hurricane evacuation for us in 15 months...Ahhemmm time to start paying attention to our role in global warming people.

So maybe I've watched too many movies, but can't decide if it's more day after tomorrow or perfect storm or maybe a little i am legend minus the zombies.  Although it is Halloween in a couple days so zombies are probable at this point.  That is my forecast.  Very scientific, I know. 

Here is the shot of NY Harbor from my apartment in Battery Park:
Notice that the Battery Tunnel and Hugh Carey tunnels are still open and holding up not too much water down there yet.  We are in Zone A that was evacuated last night but have decided to stick it out. 

For those of you waiting for orders...we will do our best to get into the office this week pending power outages.  I assure you we will finish your orders and get them out as soon as possible.  Thanks for your patience with us and being such awesome customers!