Month: July 2008

Howe’s Brooklyn: Cork – Not Just for Vino

WHEN LOCAL ARTIST DANIEL MICHALIK was asked to create furniture from alternative materials for his graduate thesis, he started experimenting, looking for something new, in large-enough dimensions for a chair. He struck proverbial gold with cork, an unconventional material that he — like most people — knew almost nothing about. “I researched everything about it,”..

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Howe’s Brooklyn: Filmmaker Captures ‘Hope’ In Fifteen Minutes or Less on Path to Hollywood

FLATBUSH-BASED FILMMAKER SHALINI KANTAYYA was recently selected as one of 15 finalists in a competition to discover “inspiring and influential” filmmakers. As a passionate eco-activist and feminist, Kantayya was a natural standout at the Florida-based competition, hosted by The Doorpost Film Project. Her personal motto is “Lights, action, activism!” “As a filmmaker and human rights..

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