this past weekend, my friend taylor and i visited the bellocq tea atelier in greenpoint, brooklyn. we were greeted by michael, the hospitable (and beyond inspiring) owner, who proceeded to brew several teas for us to taste and discuss. and the space? completely beyond description.
see it for yourself: bellocq is open to the public friday and saturday, 12-7 and sunday 12-5.
shawn davis, a chemistry teacher with an interest in innovative fly fishing, is one of the featured creators in the anthropologist, a website dedicated to supporting the work of artistic and inspiring people. i’m drawn to the simplicity of the photographs, and the rich colors of his craft.
i absolutely love this project. the watercolor maps accompanying the rich portraits of cyclists in south africa are so inspiring. the bicycle culture of a place really tells a lot about the people there. read more about the project’s mission here and visit their kickstarter page for more information on funding.
the sketchbook project is a seriously cool idea, currently housed in the brooklyn art library on north 3rd street in williamsburg. to participate, entrants pay $25 to receive a sketchbook and a category under which their book will be categorized. once their book is completed, it will be among the thousands exhibited, touring the world. for the rest of us, a visit to the shop and a couple hours flipping through various artist’s insights can transport us between countries and minds.