Saturday, August 28, 2010

Built + Branded in Brooklyn

From Lana Zellner, who brought you the inspired (if tragically short-lived) Tiny Urban Park, comes another fascinating neighborhood-based idea in need of some local support: Built + Branded. You can link to their Kickstarter page above to watch video and learn more about the project, which combines good ol' fashioned print media (a book), digital mapping, and a party at LaunchPad. A collaboration from Ground Up Designers, Built + Branded showcases small business design throughout central Brooklyn, and features, among other spots, Crown Heights's own Franklin Park, The Glass Shop, and Park Delicatessen. Check it out, and if you're moved, donate! (As added incentive, the refugee flowers from Tiny Urban Park found a home in the CHCA Community Garden, which is to say that these designers are community-minded as well as interested in local design.)

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