July 18, 2014

the friday five: renegade craft fair edition.

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it’s back! one of the best small and local designer festivals is back this saturday and sunday at the fort mason festival pavilion. the renegade craft fair brings together hundred of vendors, food vendors including four barrel coffee and post street creamery, a photobooth, workshops, and more. here are my picks for the five “makers” i’m excited to check out this time around…you can view the complete list and if you aren’t in sf, renegade craft will be back during the holidays, or see if they are coming to a city near you.

1. the grqp

started by two local artists, their prints focus on san francisco neighborhoods and bay area sights. i love series 256, pixel based pieces using colors from great works of art.

2. the weekend press

being borderline obsessive about paper goods, i love the cards, tags, prints, and coasters from this oakland based letterpress studio.

3. sora designs black

started by a former social science researcher, this bay area artist’s jewelry design features geometric shapes and minimal lines. 

4. salt and pipper

husband and wife team josh and pips make lovely pottery (like bowls, mugs, and even birdhouses!) and mixed media artwork from their studio in modesto.

5. herbivore botanicals
all their skin and hair care products are made with 100% natural plant oils and 100% natural minerals—nothing artificial. and they make great travel friendly sets for different skin types.

renegade craft fair, ft. mason festival pavilion, marina blvd. and buchanan street, 11am-6pm

there are two more shopping weekends left before christmas, and i’m using this one to shop small and local at the 4th annual renegade craft fair holiday market. not only is this the biggest renegade yet (300+ artists!), but there’s also a free magnolia co. photobooth, workshops, a DIY gift wrap station, plus food and drinks. it’s the perfect place to get something for your work gift exchange,
white elephant, or just someone who appreciates unique finds. here are some booths i can’t wait to check out:

1. the poster list has cool art, cards, clothing, and iphone cases that are designed and produced in-house. / 2. cotton & flax uses all natural materials like linen and water-based inks on pillows, coasters, tea towels, and more. / 3. this necklace by prismera is made by casting a willow leaf in silver or bronze. / 4. candles make a great gift and these by small gunns combine soothing scents with modern typography / 5. if you still haven’t got your holiday cards (or need other printed matter for gifts), check out julie song ink. i love the bold metallic lettering on this one.