Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair, Los Angeles

This last Saturday my husband and I spent the day doing something I love, which is checking out craft fairs. I grew up in the Bay Area and I loved that on any given weekend during summer you could find a fantastic art and wine festival. Unfortunately, they are not as common where I live so I was so psyched to attend the Renegade Craft Fair in LA. Since I started my business I've only attended/participated in boutiques which are mostly composed of overly commercialized ridiculously blinged out items. I need a blinged out plastic coffee cup as much as I need a crystal encrusted pimp cup.

At this unique DIY type fair the crafters was remarkable. There were even stations to design your own "take and make" felt creature. The fair was held in the fashion district of LA in the California Market Center Penthouse with amazing views of downtown LA.

There were so many items to choose from but my first purchase was this adorable acrylic whale necklace by Destroyedbydesign.com.

I fell in love with many tees but my absolute favorite was this rich royal blue organic and bamboo tee by Maryinc.etsy.com

My husband who went with me kicking and screaming actually enjoyed himself and found some awesome artwork by Jose Pulido found at misnopalesart.etsy.com.

Another was a baby shower gift only a nerd could love by Willotoons.com

One of another great finds was music art by Jeff and Rebecca of Bughouse.com. They create beautiful wall art out out of photos of music collections such as this piece of all cassette albums titled: "about 500 tapes." Their pieces were the ultimate in rock chic.

I can't wait for the next handmade craft fair. Its hard to find others with this level of coolness. I only wish I could travel to all of them. For more info check out Renegadecraft.com.

1 comment:

  1. I can really relate to this post! I love craft fairs of all kinds as well! :)