Saturday, June 5, 2010

Helping clean up the oil spill in the gulf

You will notice that I've added a National Wildlife Federation "Oil Spill: Help Save Wildlife", badge to my site. I've been looking for ways I can help. If this one little thing gets them some more attention, then I'm thrilled.  I'm also following them on Facebook and Twitter.

I've signed up with several organizations to volunteer down there.   Unfortunately, they really need people with specific oil cleanup/HazMat style training which I don't have.   But maybe they'll train me...   or they need people to do other stuff.  I don't care if it's filing or cooking for the crews.  If I can free up one person with the proper training by doing that sort of work, then it's worth it.

I'm on hold for the moment...   so I'm on the look out for other options.    I've been flipping through sites like The Bargainist for more ideas.  I know there isn't a human around who doesn't get nauseas when they see the pictures.  Or even worse, feels helpless.   Sending $10 just doesn't seem enough...   but it's a start.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ABC News coverage of the NewNew on Governors Island

Yesterday we gathered on the island to meet and greet the press and get the word out there about our Treasure Chest opening this weekend.    We were all thrilled to have ABC news come out to do a piece on our little shop.   Check it out!

Discover the local treasure chest on Governor's Island

warpeDesign at Governers Island

Originally uploaded by Virginia Kraljevic
I've got my own little shelf with a selection of cards and lampshades. (If you go... see if you can find my two other lampshades in the store. Don't worry, they aren't hard to find.)

The {NewNew} on Governers Island cont

Originally uploaded by Virginia Kraljevic

The {NewNew} on Governers Island

Originally uploaded by Virginia Kraljevic
This summer the {NewNew} is setting up shop on Governers Island. Take a glimpse at what the store looks like.... Official opening is this weekend. We'll be there all summer. More info here:

and more pics to come!