The Brooklyn Circus SF GRAND RE-OPENING “Experience is not what happens to you, It is what you do with what happens to you.” Well weeks ago, we experienced a pretty major flood in our San Francisco store. Many of you knew and sent us countless emails of support, much thanks from the bottom of our hearts for the kind words and the offers to lend a hand- Style + Character at its best. The flood in the building above us ultimately poured through our ceiling damaging critical parts of the shop. While it may have forced us to close for the last couple weeks, we took the opportunity to regroup, refocus and of course come back stronger and better than before.
Now on to the fun stuff: On Friday, April 23rd at 5pm, we invite all of our Bay area supports for a tour of the new space. From floor to ceiling, wall to wall, join us for our “Grand Re-Opening” featuring all new product from The Brooklyn Circus/BKc and our brand new shoe section featuring brands such as Spring Court, Sebago, PF Flyers, Pro-Keds & Thorocraft. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be free cocktails & beverages, giveaways, and overall good company.
***Open Bar hosted by Hennessey Black & Vitamin Water***
Special thanks to Piers and the entire PSFK staff for inviting The Bearded Man to speak on behalf of The Brooklyn Circus World Wide. If you’ve spent anytime time with The Bearded Man you know how passionate he is about what he touches and it was no different when he touched the PSFK stage. His plan to show the presentation of past The Brooklyn Circus and BKc projects was quickly over shadowed by the thrill to share his beautiful struggle to a sell out crowd of creative professionals who traveled far and beyond in search of creative inspiration everywhere while ignoring their creative giant within. His theme of “Dip your bucket where you stand,” getting what you want from what you have, was well received by the audience.
“Of all the talks, I thought Ouigi Theodore’s was one of the most personal of the stories told on stage. Talking about his education, being a graphic artist and turning into a graphic designer that created a successful brand for himself”. Michael Surtees for Design note
The Bearded Man Speaks: “PSFK should be a mandatory conference for all budding creative professionals, if you can’t afford it, it’s more reason to attend, if you can, see you at the next one”.
Photos by Dave Pinter
The Bearded Man Speaks: “Humility makes you more impact full”. It’s always more interesting to know an amazing person and not be aware of their other side, which can sometimes be even more interesting than the side you know. It’s kind of like the prize in the Craker jack box. Well this happens to be the case with Janine Martel who I met last year through casting for the Tide Commercial and the Citizens Bank commercial. For months I knew her as an amazing casting director with her own agency who has been labeled a “Real People” casting genius. About a month ago while browsing a link from her email signature, I realized that Janine was also an amazing photographer which explains the great “eye” for casting real people. I later found out that she also created the Thumbook™ journal concept, which Adam and I had the chance to sign while at a casting.
In short as her site explains: A Thumbook™ journal is a teeny tiny book with a collection of thumbprint drawings.
On one page, a person puts their thumbprint and then makes it into a self portrait or a drawing. On the opposite page, they write their favorite quote or philosophy that they have in life.
I thought wow! this is exactly the type of person The Brooklyn Circus and BKc represents, someone with the passion and drive to push their interest while living fully for themselves and others. Someone with an understanding for everyday people and finding ways to bridge them across the globe. of course that person with that little or big surprise in them that makes them even more special and you get to know them. I had to feature her on the blog and share with you her touching Kenya pictures of the most beautiful soul filled little BKc elephants.
In 2006, Janine was chosen by Project Sunshine to travel to Kenya along with Miss USA,Rachel Smith, to the Bomu Medical Center in Mombasa. Janine photographed over 300
children in the course of one afternoon. Through these compelling images, she hopes to help
change the face and stigma of children living with HIV/AIDS.
Photograph by Nick Brandt