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The Creative Bazaar – Get Involved!

June 18, 2007

Melba wrote to me about a craft fair that she is hosting on Cape Cod in October, The Creative Bazaar. She’s looking for vendors, so if you’re interested, applications are now being accepted through July 15th. The fair takes place on October 13th in Hyannis, further details can be found right here. Get involved!

The Creative Bazaar - Get Involved! This is Melba with her paintings, available on etsy.

(images from the creative bazaar)

Arts + Crafts, Events + Markets, Fashion + Accessories, Rooms

The Dyslexic Press

June 11, 2007

While cruising the South End Open Market yesterday, I spotted some great vendors that I wanted to highlight but I just don’t have the time today, so I selected just two. The first, The Dyslexic Press, does a little remix of familiar brands, signs, and modern icons to create very poppy modern graphics that really stand out in the form of screen-printed shirts, prints, and bags. Learn more about The Dyslexic Press here at the Market Blogger.

The Dyslexic Press
Psst: If you’re down in Brooklyn this weekend, look for their booth at the Renegade Craft Fair.

{I’m sorting through the 50 mood board entries that came in over the weekend, and that are still streaming in today, so I’ll start posting some of them this afternoon. I’ll post about 20 here this week and on Friday, a survey will appear that readers can take to determine the 4 winners. Contest submissions must be in by midnight EST tonight. Thanks to everyone for your entries, this has been a fun contest.}

Etsy Faves, Events + Markets, Shopping + Products, Travel

Etsy Boston Artisian Sale TONIGHT

June 7, 2007

I’ve been working with Jennifer and Jessica all week to get this post up, very exciting news for Boston today! A few Etsy sellers launched the Etsy Boston Artisan Fair in Jamaica Plain, offering everything handmade from their hearts to your home. It’s tonight, Thursday, June 7th, from 6 – 8pm, and is part of JP First Thursdays.

Etsy Boston Artisian Sale TONIGHTArtists showing in this creative roundup include: Reclaimed To You, JHill Design, Amy Olson Jewelry, Mck254, Stonehouse Studio, Ambient Design Jewels, Muchachak, ZestyB, and Elizabeth Brennick Design (love her wrist pin cushions, so handy when sewing). Head on over to the park across from the Harvest Co-Op at the corner of South and Carolina. I was just at the Co-op last week – so I know it’s on a bus line in case you don’t have a car…

Etsy Boston Artisian Sale TONIGHTEtsy Boston Artisian Sale TONIGHT
Psst: If you’re not in Boston, you can click on the links above where you can shop from these artists directly on Etsy.

(images from boston etsy artisians)

Arts + Crafts, Events + Markets

Jennifer Davis + Gallery 360 (Minneapolis)

May 21, 2007

Jennifer Davis wrote in about a solo show she’s having at Gallery 360 in Minneapolis, Out On a Limb, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 2nd from 7-10pm.

Jennifer Davis + Gallery 360 (Minneapolis)
Her work is so beautiful (oh, the colors!), I couldn’t resist using this as an excuse to share her talent with you. I think Mississippi (below) is my favorite, as I’ve always loved steamboats and paddle wheelers (the southerner in me)  and you don’t usually see these boats in a fresh, modern color palette like this one. Beautiful job, Jennifer!

Jennifer Davis + Gallery 360 (Minneapolis)Jennifer Davis + Gallery 360 (Minneapolis)Jennifer Davis + Gallery 360 (Minneapolis)Jennifer Davis + Gallery 360 (Minneapolis)Her show runs from June 2 – July 22, so if you live in the Minneapolis area, hop on over to Gallery 360, located at 3011 W 50th Street and tell me how gorgeous her work is in person and make me jealous because I can’t be there myself. ;)

Thank you Jennifer for writing in!

(images from jennifer davis)

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

Locals: SoWa Art Walk + South End Open Market

May 17, 2007

This weekend officially kicks off Spring here in Boston with the SoWa Art Walk on Saturday and Sunday May 19-20, 2007 from 11-6. Yeah!

Locals: SoWa Art Walk + South End Open Market
And while you’re in the South End checking out all that fabulous art in the mill buildings, head over to Chris’ gem, The South End Open Market, to mingle and shop all the artists, craftsmen, farmstands and other cool vendors as they open for the season, kicking things off on Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. Free parking and admission is yours at this open air feast for the eyes (and tummy!).

Locals: SoWa Art Walk + South End Open Market
A few places on my list for the SoWa Art Walk:

Boxx Furniture: Custom designed furniture by Pablo and John, check out their furniture and let them help you create something you’ll love. You can find them all weekend long in their SoWa showroom located at 46 Waltham St., Studio #210.

Garage Sale: Gorgeous high-end furniture, art and jewelry that may not be marked at garage sale prices, but you can expect to score some things that you love for at least half of their original cost. This store is located at 55 Waltham Street.

Polly Becker’s illustration studio. Because a Holly Becker must meet a Polly Becker, right? Located at 258 Shawmut ave #5.

Design Salon Group Show “Five Females”, featuring Jennifer Hill from JHill Design, Ann Karash of mittenmitten, Kelly Smith of etcetera media, Jill Rosenwald of Rosenwald Ceramics, and Erica Von Sc of Vonica Designs. Total girl power at 46 Waltham St, Studio 305-A.

Locals: SoWa Art Walk + South End Open Market
Simplemente Blanco – A must stop on my list. I can’t wait to visit with Fernanda and see what she’s been up to. I love her home accessories and soaps. Beautiful things. Don’t miss this studio. 46 Waltham St., Studio #203

Julie Shaw Lutts – Fantastic artist, can’t wait to visit her studio at 450 Harrison Ave, Studio 412-A.

Jennifer Hughes – Another amazing artist that I want to visit. I love the idea of walking around the South End all day from studio to studio, checking out all this beautiful work on display. We did it last year and had such a great time. 460 Harrison Ave.

Linda Cordner – Her encaustic work is beautiful, you have to check it out in person. 450 Harrison Ave., Studio 316-B.

And Yuko Adachi. I don’t know much about her work, but her website is so intriguing, I have to visit. Plus, anyone born in Tokyo and raised in Japan, Paris, London and the USA has to have a lot of cool energy. 450 Harrison Ave., Studio #228.

Locals: SoWa Art Walk + South End Open Market

(images from jhill design (thanks jen!), south end open market, and sowa art walk)

Events + Markets

Wary Meyers: Tossed + Found

May 8, 2007

We all know and admire Wary Meyers for their paintings, gorgeous stencil work, and creative interior design and styling portfolio, but have you been keeping up with their Tossed + Found series in Time Out: New York? I recently stumbled upon it and it’s great, I mean, the potential these people find in items that were tossed on the streets of New York as trash…

Wary Meyers: Tossed + Found
Wary Meyers shows us all that a little TLC (and lots of imagination) goes a long way. In their column, they transform a discarded plastic urn into overhead lighting, a worn table into a bright white and orange gaming table, and many more cool transformation tricks found here in their Tossed + Found series. Best part, the articles tell you where the item was found, what they used to restore it and how, along with before and after pictures. Love this!

Wary Meyers: Tossed + Found
They recently tried something I thought was unique because it’s not about transforming trash — It’s something everyone can find and try themselves. The article, In Stores Special, was cool because they took something brand new and gave it a mini face lift. Like these stools found at Target for $60. With a little sandpaper and minwax, they gave them classroom charm that aged them and infused a lot of personality. It’s a nice mini project to try before you head out to the streets to dumpster dive and hit the fleas.

(images from time out new york)

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