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Flea Markets and Indie Craft Shows

March 26, 2008

Looking for some online guides for flea markets and indie craft fairs? Of course you are!

Flea Markets and Indie Craft Shows
In addition to weekly announcements that I will make here on decor8 (Thursdays starting tomorrow) with listings to include everything from fleas to art openings and craft fairs (email me with what’s going on in your city so I can post it here), I’ve compiled a list of go-to websites for finding the best fleas and indie craft fairs over at Real Simple, so click here to check that out.

(photograph taken by holly becker for decor8)

Arts + Crafts, Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel

Renegade Craft Fair Hits San Francisco!

March 14, 2008

I just got word that you can now apply for the 1st Annual Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco! Yay! This year’s event will be held on Saturday and Sunday July 12 + 13, 2008 from 11am – 7pm at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. If you’re interested in participating as a vendor the application is on the Renegade website starting now until May 2nd.

Renegade Craft Fair Hits San Francisco!
This is super exciting to here, Renegade is one of my favorite Indie fairs, I attended my first one last year in Brooklyn and loved it. Renegade has grown from their home city of Chicago to Brooklyn and now they’ve hit San Francisco. They also have a storefront now in Chicago. Go Renegade!

I think Victoria needs a booth to sell her posters and my L.A. friends should consider making the trip up north in July because it’s a great show. :)

(image from renegade)

Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel

Ferm Living Event + decor8 Events Listing on Thursdays

March 12, 2008

Turquoise will soon play host to the fabulous Ferm Living by celebrating their one year anniversary in a few weeks (date TBD). Ferm Living will display their wallpaper line in the Turquoise showroom along with some exciting new products and to sip some delicious cocktails. Please email Vanessa De Vargas AT for details and to be added to the guest list.

Ferm Living Event + decor8 Events Listing on Thursdays

By the way, what’s going on in your part of the world? If you are attending an art or design-related event, or if there’s a great new store or gallery you’d like to share with others, please email me with the details so I can include it in the new decor8 Thursday Events: Art + Design Near You round up on decor8 appearing weekly kicking off on March 20th.

All events and announcements need to be linked to a website where complete details can be found since the decor8 mention will only include show name, location, date, and time, along with a link to the website.

Please contact me no sooner than 10 days in advance. Emails that arrive weeks or months in advance will not post since I receive over 1,200 lovely letters during the average work week and I run decor8 alone so there’s no way I can remember your event if you send it that far in advance.

Please contact me at decor8blog AT (no phone calls, please) with the subject EVENT or NEW STORE/GALLERY in the title. Please include website and a link to your site or blog so that I can tip my hat to you in the post.

Thank you!

(image from ferm living)

Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel

Boston Locals: Small Biz Meet-up Tonight at DWR

February 28, 2008

Don’t miss this Boston locals! Tonight there’s another great Boston Design Salon business lady meet-up with a twist — it’s open to the boys! The BDS was formed by local ceramist Boston Locals: Small Biz Meet-up Tonight at DWRTonight authors Chris Grimley and Mimi Love of Color Space Style will present The 22 Minute Design Degree based on principles discussed in their new book that will give you, “everything you need to know about interior design”. They’ll also offer copies of their book Color Space Style, along with limited edition prints and shirts. Details here.

Info: Event will be held this evening, February 28th from 7-9 p.m. Please arrive promptly so that you don’t miss the presentation. The location is at the Design Within Reach showroom located in Boston’s South End at 519 Tremont Street, 617.451.7801. No need to R.S.V.P. at this point, just show up ready to learn and mingle as the event is open to the public. Don’t forget your business cards!

To join the Boston Design Salon group and receive future event announcements via email and to network with locals online, click here.

(images from dwr and color space style)

Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel

Allston Skirt Gallery "Love Fest ’08" {Boston}

February 1, 2008

Boston-based artist Amy Ross asked me to spread the word about an art show opening tonight at Allston Skirt Gallery in the South End called “Love Fest 08” and being a fan of her work, I couldn’t refuse! There will be many small love-themed pieces by Amy and several other gallery artists available for $250 and under that will be on display and available through Feb. 14. You can learn more about this event here.

Allston Skirt Gallery "Love Fest '08" {Boston} Bird Heart by Amy Ross. Here’s a glimpse of some more of Amy’s work
that will appear in the show.

The opening reception is this evening from 5-8 pm, February 1, at the Allston Skirt Gallery located at 65 Thayer Street (at Harrison Avenue). Thank you Amy for the tip!

(images from amy ross)

Events + Markets

BKLYN DESIGNS + Call for Exhibitors

January 15, 2008

I can’t believe that it’s about that time again – Spring design shows! Yippee! BKLYN DESIGNS 2008 is scheduled to take place on May 9-11, 2008 and they’re looking for exhibitors at BKLYN DESIGNS + which is the cash and carry market for small design accessories. Interested exhibitors should submit an application as soon as possible indicating that they’ll be offering products either made and/or designed in Brooklyn. Click here to learn more…

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