Oh man, we have a space!
After ages and ages of battling the world of Brooklyn real estate, we've finally nailed down our space! We signed the papers yesterday, and our home is officially now 515 Court Street, at the corner of Court and 9th St. Incredible!
We've actually been decking it out the past couple weeks - so far my favorite part is the wraparound chalkboard. There's a picture of it below, I swear it looks like an optical illusion. Putting it together yesterday taught me the value of a laser level (RATING: Very valuable).
But now your favorite part: Rewards! We're still working on cranking them out, but now that we're settled it shouldn't be too much longer - you can see some Brainery bags on the table to the left, and some storm glasses on the table in front of it. Hopefully you'll be able to pop by and pick them up in person, so you'll get to see the (admittedly awesome) space that you helped create!
DO YOU HAVE AN AMAZING IDEA FOR SOMETHING WE SHOULD DO IN THE SPACE? Or maybe you'd like to teach something? Email us at email@example.com and we'll hear you out! We just want to make everything easy.
For our launch, we're having a Kimchi Party on the afternoon of the 23rd that you should totally come to. $5 gets you some lessons on how to make a zillion types of kimchi, as well as unlimited hangouts with everyone else there. Anyone who'd go to a Kimchi Party has to be awesome, right?
We have a few more January events, too:
Bee Night! is a screening, talk and honey tasting led by Tim O'Neal, who ran our wildly popular Beekeeping class back in September. Your mind will be blown when you figure out the difference between clover and wildflower honey.
American Sign Language is back for another round thanks to popular demand. Covering everything from basic conversation to Deaf culture as a whole.
And finally, Microwave Candy, because none of us really plan on using a candy thermometer at any point in our lives.
Thanks again for everything, and we'll keep you updated as things progress!
pledged of $9,500 goal
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Apr 13, 2010 - Jul 2, 2010
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We will email you an incredible fact that you can use to wow dates and/or children. Oh, and any donation above $1 gets you a fact, too!
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Your choice between: THE MEAT CARD, which tells you everything you need to know about shopping for meat and fits right in your wallet. Never be defeated by London broil again! or SEED PAPER, super adorable plantable paper full of wildflower seeds that is perfect for overwrought love letters.
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A screenprinted Brooklyn Brainery bag, sure to impress your friends and charm your enemies!
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A HANDBOUND NOTEBOOK we've made with found materials, or STORM GLASS, a no-one-knows-how-it-works weather predictor invented during Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle.
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A lovingly screenprinted Brooklyn Brainery bag and either the terribly mystical storm glass or the super-slick handbound notebook.
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A custom perfume created by one of our perfume class graduates based around a scent or two of your choosing
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INCREDIBLE FUN COMBO PACK: Meat card! Seed paper! The Brainery bag! Storm glass! A notebook we've personally bound for you! Sweet and/or ominous notes included upon request.
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An absolutely free Brainery class of your choosing, and everything in the INCREDIBLE FUN COMBO PACK! Every level above this comes with a free class, too.
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Everything in the INCREDIBLE FUN COMBO PACK along with a custom perfume based around a scent of your choosing (c'mon, Mother's Day is May 9th!)
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A sit-down session with an instructor from our perfume class to custom design a fragrance especially for you!
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A cooking class for two anywhere in NYC based around a cuisine of your choosing (Italian? Thai? Ethiopian?), along with everything in the INCREDIBLE FUN COMBO PACK or a custom perfume.
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Have an event at our new space! It will be a blast.
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I have a sneaking suspicion that you don't really care about rewards, and are just a kind-hearted person with a penchant for doing good things. Let's talk! We'll also give you all of those other rewards, too.