Great Gifts: Best of Brooklyn at Holiday Artisan Market


Gift shopping just got easier — and fancier. French Morning is organizing the first ever BHAM (Brooklyn Holiday Artisan Market) at the Invisible Dog art galery in Brooklyn, in partnership with Provence en Boite restaurant.

We’ve hand-picked 20 artisans, designers and craftsmen who represent the best of Brooklyn creativity. Most sellers are Brooklyn-based, others come from France, some are both: based in Brooklyn with a French heritage.

Fed up with industrial-size holiday markets that take you for the tourist you’re not? Shop at the BHAM and meet the very designers and artisans who will sell you their products. Rendez-vous at the Invisible Dog Art Center on the next three weekends (Dec, 7 & 8; Dec 14&15; Dec 21&22).

Some of the sellers:

Atelier Cologne is the creator of the Cologne Absolue, an entirely new family of fragrances dedicated to the elegance of citruses, the traditional cologne ingredients. Established in heart of Nolita and in Paris, Atelier Cologne creators and founders, Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel have chosen Brooklyn as the new home for their third Atelier Cologne boutique.

David Herbstman studied pottery in Mashiko, Japan and is inspired by craft and pottery traditions that are sensitive to the beauty of natural materials. He makes his glazes using clay and wood ash that he collects in the Berkshires. He makes simple, functional pieces that are pleasing to look at and satisfying to hold and use.

Metalight New York These original creations combine art and function.  Works are inspired by everything from an industrial design or a part rescued from an abandoned car. Each lamp or piece of furniture can be personalized to suit any taste.​


Kutsuto is a unique brand created in France that is all about self-awareness, self-empowerment and love. Designs feature a tribe of wide-eyed characters. The line includes personal care items and accessories for you and your home.


Based in Brooklyn since 2002, Oeuf’s products are crafted with love while respecting both the artisans and the environment. They are hand knitted in 100% baby alpaca. Oeuf believes in fair trade and partners with a women’s cooperative in Bolivia, allowing the women to practice their art in a favorable working environment.

Provence en Boite For sale you’ll find artisanal products from Provence: linens, tablecloths, towels, pottery… All the sunny south of France in Brooklyn.


Grégoire Ganter is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work takes its inspiration from the city’s vibrant energy and its ever-changing architecture. He uses photographic collage to dissect a scene, piece by piece. He then assembles the individual images to form a new, often surreal composition.

mabo kids designs and manufactures all of their garments in the USA in small volume. Their fine children’s clothing is designed for little ones’ comfort and simple style, with quality, natural fabrics – cotton and linen for summer and cozy wools for winter.


Thistle & Bess Reworked vintage and antique jewelry, in Brooklyn by Diana Marsh. Her specialties are her antique book necklaces, which were popular European souvenirs in both the Victorian era and the 1950’s.



Kusmi Tea offers unique Russian blends like Prince Vladimir, Anastasia or Saint Petersburg. These exclusive recipes have been kept secret for more than a century. Distributed all over the world, Kusmi tea is enjoyed by both tea connoisseurs and tea lovers. They will also present their sister brand: Løv Organic which offers a range of organic teas and herbal teas that are both delicious and environmentally friendly inspired by the Scandinavian way of life.


Le Bec fin Selling authentic French Charcuterie including foie gras, saucisson sec, boudin, Toulouse and merguez sausages.  Monneaux’s Marché organic pâté will be offered including Organic Pâté de Campagne , Organic Eggplant Pâté, Organic Salmon Mousse, Chicken Liver Mousse with Truffles, Duck Rillette, Duck with Cognac Pâté and Organic Chocolate Fondue.


HAVEN blends invigorating scents, genuinely nontoxic ingredients, and beautiful, sustainable packaging so that you can nourish the most important space in your life — Home, Sweet Home.



Fragrance Republic (FR!) is a club of fragrance enthusiasts that gives exclusive access to original fine fragrances created by world class perfumers. Each month our members receive an exclusive fragrance straight from Fragrance Republic’s lab to their door.


KinderKALENDARS  creates beautifully designed and playfully interactive bilingual products for children, perfect for kids ages three and up whether they are fluently bilingual or just beginning to learn a second language.


Valrhona is committed to the creation of unique, artisan quality chocolates with complex, balanced, consistent flavors. In short: the pursuit of the best possible taste. Partnerships with cocoa farmers that ensure socially, environmentally and economically fair conditions are another aspect of Valrhona’s high standards.


France Antique Boutique This brand new antique store opened in Carroll Gardens this fall. They directly import antique, vintage, and industrial furniture from France.

Décopostale brings European brands in home furnishing to the US. They will be presenting Cerise sur le gâteau, a quircky cool French linen brand, French designer Julie Gaillard, who designs furniture and objets for the home with a dash of humor and poetry, and Stéphanie Radenac who designs functional and heartfelt objects.

FIAF The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is New York’s premiere destination for innovative programs in education and the arts that explore the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. In addition to a flagship location on the Upper East Side, FIAF now offers French classes in Carroll Gardens for every level at the International School of Brooklyn.

Antidote Brooklyn makes healing bath and body products, candles, and herbal amulets from 100% organic ingredients with no chemicals or unnatural preservatives. Everything is made with love and PMA.