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Opening up shop… the basic steps to do

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

by Atim Annette Oton, May 2006 For those thinking of opening a store…check out how we create our brand, Calabar-Imports-Prototype So, you finally have come up with a great idea for a business? Congratulations and welcome to the “biz mind” field called business ownership. My first step is to ask you this questionFirst, ask yourself this [...]

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Haitian Flavor: MADAFI and BUYU AMBROISE

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Haitian Flavor: MADAFI and BUYU AMBROISE

by Peter Kondrat, May 2006 After Port-au-Prince, Brooklyn has more Haitians than any city in the world. Language, poverty and cultural misconceptions often conspire to keep this creative, vibrant and fascinating community on the outskirts of our awareness. Wyclef and Edwidge have become virtual household names, but other talented Americans of Haitian descent like Madafi [...]

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Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?

by Bonnie Sandy Sterling, May 2006 In an industry where a shooting star could take years to rise, Brooklyn’s independent designers stand out for the uniqueness of their designs. Many foreign design students who come to attend New York’s design schools opt to settle closer to relatives, which often means living in Brooklyn. For designers who [...]

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African Design and Asian Style: African Zen Modernism in Brooklyn home interiors

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

African Design and Asian Style: African Zen Modernism in Brooklyn home interiors

by Atim Annette Oton, May 2006 A quiet revolution is shaking the design world, and its base camp is in Brooklyn. The borough’s renowned melting-pot neighborhoods are producing a mix of styles and flavors that merges Asian and African design. Just enter several homes in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Prospect Heights or Crown Heights, and you’ll see the [...]

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Cosmopolitan Brooklyn – Bed Stuy.

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Cosmopolitan Brooklyn - Bed Stuy.

by Patricia Spears Jones At the performance in February at Le Dakar, Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam’s Clinton Hill eatery, Kim Lyons, a poet opined, unlike in Manhattan, directions in Brooklyn are vague, things are not “between,” but near or far. There’s no real single grid in Brooklyn, but rather many grids, so being “off the [...]

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Launch Editorial

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Launch Editorial

Dear Reader: Welcome to CALABAR, a new publication about home décor, fashion, culture and the arts in the hottest borough of the greatest city in the world. Why Brooklyn? Look around – Brooklyn is booming … not just with new construction everywhere, but with creative energy and entrepreneurial verve that we haven’t seen in ages. [...]

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