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Calling All Artists, Antique Dealers, Farmers, Students…

February 14, 2007

I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to blog about this. Chris, founder of the fabulous South End Open Market, just sent along some amazing news… I have to shout it from the rooftops and you, my friend, need to know about it!

Calling All Artists, Antique Dealers, Farmers, Students...Starting in May, not only will Boston see the South End Open Market open for the season, but Providence will have one to call their very own at the corner of Westminister and Union on Saturdays – free admission and parking, too.

Get involved! If you want to show your work at this amazing fair, use this form and select the dates you’d be interested in participating. (Here’s some vendor information.) I’m already thinking of many Providence pals who may want to get involved (Peggy and Jason) but what about Brooklyn and Connecticut?? Providence is relatively close and has a train station only a few blocks away from the market location. It’s a great chance to make friends and locate new customers, and take a mini vacation. Providence is just lovely in the warmer months – so much going on downtown.

Opening day is May 12th and the market will run on Saturdays until October 27th. If you are coming from downtown, there are lots of hotels around the market, as well as a massive mall, fun shops, great places to eat, and a Starbucks almost next door to the market. Gotta love that.

Learn more about the Providence Open Market here.

Here’s some pics from the South End Open Market in Boston from ’06. This gives you a glimpse of what the new Providence market may look like. Chris clearly makes each market fun and picks amazing vendors. I loved attending these markets last year and I’ll definitely hit the Providence one this year.

Calling All Artists, Antique Dealers, Farmers, Students...Congratulations Chris, I’m sure Providence will warmly welcome you with open arms. Lots of great peeps down there!

I want this ice cream skirt…

Calling All Artists, Antique Dealers, Farmers, Students...View some photos from the market in Boston on Flickr… Fun!

If you know of anyone who would like to be a vendor, please forward this post to them. If you’d like to blog about this call for vendors, feel free to use the images I’ve collaged above -no problem. The goal is to spread the word.

Thanks everyone!

(images from south end open market)






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

The Girly Show: LA Saturday February 10th

February 9, 2007

My friend Marisa is so excited to be part of an art show to be held tomorrow night at the Deja Design Gallery in LA, called The Girly Show.

The Girly Show: LA Saturday February 10thArtists include Christine Mason Miller, Penelope Dullaghan, Mati Rose, Outi Harma, Kelly Rae Roberts, and of course Marisa Haedike (who is also featured as the blog of the week, she is the founder of Creative Thursday).

Join these talented ladies for one night only, Saturday, February 10th from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Deja Design Gallery located at 4823 West Pico Blvd.(2 blocks east of La Brea). Art, wine, + mingling – what more could a girl ask for?

Thank you Marisa… I wish I could be there with you! If anyone lives in the LA area, I hope you can make it!

(image from marisa haedike)






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

BKLYN DESIGNS + Accessories Mart Wants You!

February 8, 2007

Are you a Brooklyn-based home accessories or jewelry designer? Read on…

BKLYN DESIGNS is coming May 11-13th, but did you know that they’re also looking for Brooklyn designers that are interested in participating in their NEW cash and carry market, BKLYN DESIGNS + Accessories Mart. Yup. This market will offer products made in Brooklyn, from home accessories to jewelry. Interested manufacturers and designers should visit their website for applications and deadline information. If you qualify, register el pronto, people!

Here’s a sneak peak of some designs that you can expect to see at this year’s show…

BKLYN DESIGNS + Accessories Mart Wants You!
BKLYN DESIGNS + Accessories Mart Wants You!
BKLYN DESIGNS + Accessories Mart Wants You!
(images from brooklyn designs)






Objects, Rooms, Shopping + Products, Travel

Sandberg Wallpaper + Textiles (Sweden)

February 6, 2007

Textiles and wallpaper always make me happy. These are from Sandberg in Sweden. I love these images, and happy that wallpaper is still very much in vogue here in the states as well as in other parts of the world. It’s wonderful to see more and more pretty papers, and less fear of wallpaper overall. Prints and patterns are SO exciting!

Sandberg Wallpaper + Textiles (Sweden)
Sandberg Wallpaper + Textiles (Sweden)
via: desire to inspire. Psst: Read this (big smile). They’re doing a lovely job, too!

(images from sandberg)






Objects, Shopping + Products, Travel

Josef Frank

February 5, 2007

Anthropologie has done it again. This season, they are dazzling me with this botancial beauty, the Josef Frank wingback. Mmmm.

Josef FrankI’m also a big fan of the Glass Menagerie glassware (they strangely remind me of Inke silhouettes) and this funky macrame-inspired jute doormat. It looks like something my mother would have owned back in the 70’s because she loved to macrame.

Josef FrankAlthough the chair is out of my league (it’s $2,500-), the price somewhat makes sense because Josef’s textiles are expensive off the bolt, I imagine half the expense of this chair is based on the fabric alone. I suggest purchasing the fabric alone from Svenskt Tenn (online, based in Sweden) and use it for smallish projects – cover a bench, seat, a fabric blind, etc. The linen shown on the chair above, Gr?na f?glar (does that mean green bird?), is $171- USD per meter. With tax and shipping to the states, one meter will cost you (gulp) around $338.00 USD. (Use this handy currency coverter as you’re shopping their site.) The prices shown are in Swedish Kroners. Maybe you can go in with a friend or two on a purchase and split the expense?

(images from anthropologie)






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