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Maggie Feuchter | October 5, 2009
What has four arms, four legs, two brains, and a strong affinity for digital table saws? A Brooklyn Mammal, of course. If you are unfamiliar with the organism, that’s because it’s in its infancy. Adam Lesser and Michael Miritello are the creators of Brooklyn Mammal, a wood working shop using locally reclaimed materials and sustainable lumber for their products. The name references the shop’s location (in Red Hook) and is otherwise derived from the rearrangement of their initials.
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Emily Warren | September 30, 2009
I'm not new to the professional world -- after about 7 years and 3 jobs, I've had many chances to become a skilled networker.  From organizing two web conferences, to attending what feels like 9,000 cocktail events "in the industry," to sitting through panels upon panels on " the future of X," it seems I am practicing networking all the time.  It's exhausting.
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Scott Ballum | September 25, 2009
While it is certainly a group effort over here at Team Sheepless, at the moment I am the only full-time employee/manager/editor/designer/business director. As I prepare to pry into the lives and businesses of grassroots organizations, activists, artists, and entrepreneurs, I think its only fair to start with my own.
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Scott Ballum | September 23, 2009
This past weekend we were invited by some friends to volunteer with them staining book shelves at a new bookstore being created on Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. It's called Greenlight Bookstore, and is about the get just that in the coming weeks. The owners, Jessica Stockton Bagnulo and Rebecca Fitting, have made amazing efforts to be a part of the community around them, and for the community to be a part of them as well.
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Scott Ballum | September 21, 2009
Grasshopper is an extremely simple virtual voicemail system, that can tie all of your part-time collaborators and dedicated-but-distant colleagues through a single phone number. Sounds like a nice idea. What's an even better idea, is their adorable and inspirational promotion video, and website that claims to be geared towards empowering entrepreneurs.Sure, it's all marketing. But it's a nice reminder on a Monday morning that we're doing something exciting.
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Scott Ballum | August 14, 2009
On June 11, 2009, leaders of educational, cultural, and socially-driven organizations, along with friends and collaborators of Sheepless, gathered at Green Spaces in Brooklyn, NY, to celebrate the inauguration of the new business.
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Scott Ballum | February 23, 2009
Friday, we had the opportunity to tour Brooklyn’s newest “green space”, a seven story office building on Flatbush Avenue in the Downtown area. Stuffed to the gills with beautiful salvaged and reused materials (from industrial kitchens to carnival-ride horses, and everything in between), the building is currently home to creative businesses for whom sustainability is part of their core mission.
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Scott Ballum | February 9, 2009
Looking to invest, but don’t dare go near Wall Street? Last week TED conference-goers were introduced to a new locus of shares by Trust Art, a collaboration between FameGame, BBH New York and SquareSpace. Calling itself “a stock market for cultural renewal”, the system offers up ten unique artistic endeavors proposed by designers, engineers, videographers, and choreographers just waiting for your funding.
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Scott Ballum | February 5, 2009
Last month, we applauded the work of Carrotmob, an organization that taps into community buying power to encourage local businesses to ‘green up’. This week, The Economist points us to a parent company, yes, ‘company’, that uses online social networking to promote Carrotmob’s events and enable groups in distant cities to mobilize their own.
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| August 11, 2008
An update to the manifesto penned in 1964:"We, the undersigned, are graphic designers, art directors and visual communicators who have been raised in a world in which the techniques and apparatus of advertising have persistently been presented to us as the most lucrative, effective and desirable use of our talents. Many design teachers and mentors promote this belief; the market rewards it; a tide of books and publications reinforces it..."