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Gift Certificates for the Holidays (or anytime!)

If you're just looking for a cool present for your very best friend, office secret santa, or your cousin who just moved to NYC, be sure to pick up a gift certificate that can be used toward any class at any time.

Gift certificates can be sent electronically directly to your recipient on the date of your choosing, or you can choose to print a pdf to gift in real life. Plus they never expire! 

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Introducing: Vintage Visualizations

Did you want awesome prints of age-old maps and data viz? No sweat, we've got you covered with a brand-new project: Vintage Visualizations. Plus, you can save 15% with the discount code sweetpotatopie15 from November 24-30, 2015. 

Once upon a time, long long ago, the United States had just fought the Civil War and was terribly embarrassed about it. "Oh goodness gracious," the government thought. "What did Europe think?"

We needed to do...

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Book Review

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Books Edition

So many of our friends and teachers had books published this year, and we're sharing those with you below along with a couple of classics from our teachers. They range from science to cooking to culture and more - enjoy browsing! 

Gowanus: Brooklyn's Curious Canal by Joseph Alexiou


Discover the forgotten origins of this infamous New York waterway and learn about how the Gowanus has affected the culture of Brooklyn.


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The Batik Process

Batik is an ancient form of fabric dyeing, where wax is applied to a fabric in order to resist the dye later applied to the piece. When the wax is washed out, the places where it was applied remain the original color of the fabric, creating a neat design. 

If applying hot wax, dyeing fabric, and then somehow removing the wax doesn't sound like the most apartment-friendly art, you'd be right. Thankfully there's Hiho Batik in Park Slope, a...

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