Thursday, July 11, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
It started out as just a white item and an idea. A gift a mom wanted to make for a dad from his little girl. She did some work, had some fun, added color, mixed in a lot of love and viola…a perfect piece of wearable art. Have you made your own yet?
Photos by Renee Parisi
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
For the past few months we have been hosting a toddler art program called Stories & Crafts. We’ve made everything from drums, to masks, to paper plate birds. It’s been so much watching our littlest customers create. We’re looking forward to our summer session kicking off next week. Join us!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Our first Creative Collaboration Series t-shirt designed by illustrator Selina Alko is now available on our website for kids, women, and men! We had such a great turn out for our event with Selina and we want to once again thank her and everyone who came to show their support. Selina designed an amazing Brooklyn t-shirt for us that was inspired by her adorable book B is for Brooklyn and 10% of each sale will benefit Team Caleb and Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer. Stay tuned for more info on our next featured guest!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
We are thrilled to announce that our Creative Collaborations Series is kicking off this month with local illustrator Selina Alko, illustrator of B is for Brooklyn. Selina has designed a super cute limited edition t-shirt that will be sold, along with her book, at Hiho Batik. A portion of the proceeds from the limited edition will benefit a cause close to Selina’s heart.
Please join us on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:30-12:30 to kick off the series and reveal Selina’s shirt! Selina will also be on site to sign her book and guests will have a chance to batik their initials, which were all hand drawn by Selina in her unique style.
Stay tuned to hear more about the upcoming featured artists who will also be bringing their creative flair to the art of batik!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A great way to honor of a one-of-a-kind dad is to make a one-of-a-kind gift for him! Come visit us and Make Your Own.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Happy Mother’s Day to all who Mother
This post is really about parenting, and not just mothering, but it felt like an appropriate day to write these thoughts. The other night at Hiho Batik we hosted an allergy awareness event that featured a reading by Susan Weissman, parent, advocate, and author of the inspiring memoir Feeding Eden, and Heidi Bayer, aka Brooklyn Allergy Mom and Board Member of Kids With Food Allergies. Most of the attendees there were parents and the majority were mothers. While Susan and Heidi have slightly older children, a number of the people there had younger kids and were just beginning the journey towards getting a better understanding of what role allergies would play in their lives.
I’ve been reflecting on the discussion that took place because one thing that kept coming up was how much we as mothers (and fathers too) take on emotionally as we watch our children struggle with different things. The biggest take away for me that night was that once you become a parent, you really do become a member of a certain club and it’s so important that we be supportive of each other. We must check our judgements at the door because while not all of us deal with kids & allergies, I’m guessing we all deal with something that is unique to our child and therefore, can impact our mood and day.
When Hiho Batik opened we really wanted it to serve as a community space where people could connect. We envisioned parents doing projects with their kids, friends catching up with friends, strangers interacting with their neighbors, new moms gathering, kids birthday parties, and a million other combinations of people getting together in a cheerful and fun place. The other night really gave me the feeling of being part of something special and I can’t thank everyone enough for coming.
And…if you are looking for some great resources related to allergy awareness and dietary restrictions, I strongly recommend checking out the following:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
May is Allergy Awareness Month. Come join us on May 9th for an important discussion.
Happy Mother’s Day Collection 2013 Available Now!