Holiday SF Showcase: House, Warming

Because maybe, just maybe, we’ll get that dream house someday…

{Pssst. all of these artists will be at the 3rd Annual RCF Holiday Market in San Francisco this weekend! Check out the full artist line-up!}

Candlesticks by Silvana San Francisco | Heart Napkins by Linea Carta | Recipe Dice by Leafcutter Designs

Sugar + Creamer by Whitney Smith Pottery | Horse + Chariot Pillow by LuRu Home | Russian Bear by Annie Galvin {3 Fish Studios}

Single Arrow by Vogtsmith Sculptural Editions | Mushroom Salt by Beautiful Briny Sea | Adventure Globe by ImagineNations

We Love LA!

Los Angeles, you are the best! Thanks to the awesome artists, workshops, attendees, and friends who made the 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Los Angeles a cozy, crafty time! We’ll have a full recap up here later this week, but in the meantime, check out the Fair’s Flickr Set and find your favorite pics. Revisit your favorite vendors on our Holiday LA artist page! Thank you, LA!

Showcase: Handmade Holidays, a Gift Guide

With the 6th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago just two (two!!!) days away, we’re just itching with excitement over the great artists who will selling there this year. And let’s be real, we’ll be just starting our gift shopping for the season. Here are a few artists whose booths we’ll definitely be visiting, all in the spirit of keeping things handmade and interesting…



Row One: Wood Thumb’s wooden tie ~ iamhome’s chalkboard skull ~ Steff Bomb’s felt banjo

Row Two: Cordinated’s iPhone cord wrap ~ FoundRe’s recycled wood frame ~ 16 Sparrow’s Letter Writer’s Alliance membership

Row Three: Alapash’s terrarium ~ Lillian Asterfield’s necktie scarf ~ fourchamberforge’s knife with sheath



F E A T U R E D A R T I S T (S) AUSTIN: Fail + Canoe Jewelry

Fail + CANOE is a collaboration between Austin artists Christine Fail (of Fail Jewelry) and Natalie Davis (CANOE). Combining their shared love of the dramatic Texas landscape, fail + CANOE have collaborated on a rustic yet refined collection of hammered brass and leather jewelry for both men and women.

Leather and brass cuff, “Merle”

Silver and brass chevron necklace, “Gorge”

We’ll take one of everything! Collaborations rule.

These amazing pieces can be seen at this weekends Renegade Craft Fair Austin! We’re stoked to host them.

See you tomorrow Austin!

(P.S. Check out this amazing blog they contribute to> DROOL.

Craft Spotlight: The Victory Garden of Tomorrow

Do yourself a favor and check out artist Joe Wirtheim’s line of gorgeous, colorful, and inspiring (in the best, non-cheesy way) prints at The Victory Garden of Tomorrow. Seeking a new and meaningful project, Joe looked to propaganda posters of the past and found inspiration in their calls to action. From there, he created what he calls a “New American Propaganda” encouraging simple, green, and good living. The results? Some of the most beautiful and engaging prints we’ve seen. Check out Joe and The Victory Garden of Tomorrow at the RCF Holiday Markets in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco.

(all information and images via The Victory Garden of Tomorrow)


I Want That: An Austin Showcase

Hang around Renegade HQ long enough, and you’re bound to hear one of us utter “I wawnt that” in the style of a certain scene from a certain movie. Looking at the awesome lineup of artists for our upcoming first-ever Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Austin (woohoo!), we find ourselves saying that a lot. Here’s a tiny sample of what I “wawnt” today.

Clockwise from top: Pennant Pocket Mirrors by weather&noise, Quilt Print by Little Things Studio, Painted Antler by Amber Perrodin, Moose Tea Towel by Leah Duncan

Spotlight: Debbie Carlos

This month the Spotlight Series presents: Debbie Carlos.

The Renegade Gang created an awesome, autumnal backdrop for Debbie’s work.

Amazing what a few maple tree branches, some gnarled logs, and Debbie’s beautiful prints can do!

We have dozens of prints in the shop, ready for you to take home.

Debbie Carlos’s photography explores the idea of nature both in its natural and imitated forms, and her prints, which come in various sizes, are certain to bring life to any room. To read more about Debbie and her work, click here.

London Calling!


London has a little something for everyone, and it’s a rare occurrence that it’s the same city twice. With so much to do in this vibrant metropolis, we called upon or local vendors for their favorite gems in the city they call home.

Have a cuppa and a crumpet, tip your hat to Big Ben, toast DIY crafts at a pub, and be sure to check out all of the amazing vendors joining us for the Fair. Read on for a creative selection of must-dos, and we hope to see you out & about, and October 8 + 9 at our 1st Ever Renegade Craft Fair in London!

London has an amazing selection of markets to browse. While we are partial to shopping at our Fair, when not browsing the wares at RCF, Alice Gabb suggests Broadway Market on Saturdays, and Columbia Road Flower Market on Sundays. Kate, of One/of a kind boutique, seconds Columbia Road, and says you will find not only flowers, but a great selection of “art, cupcakes, vintage fashion and furniture.” Andrea of roxypop agrees, and says “I really enjoy taking the tube to Aldgate East station and walking through Brick Lane, picking up some tasty treats at the food stalls and then walking straight through to the flower market. This route also means that we are lucky enough to stop by the Tatty Devine store and check out their rotating exhibits!”

While not exactly a market, Andrea also suggests a stop on Maltby Street. She explains,  “Maltby is a small gathering of London’s finest purveyors of food and drink opening its doors for the public to see what they do and to do their weekend food shopping. The list of stalls here is quite impressive including Monmouth Coffee, Neal’s Yard dairy and bakery, The Kernal Brewery and La Grotta Ices.” Yum. We’ll take one of each!

For other shopping options, Kim, from Art Equals Happy, recommends Prick Your Finger as a must “For anyone with an interest in knitting, crochet, spinning and other woolly things! They have a super unique and handmade outlook on the world of craft as well as being really lovely ladies. Plus all the wool sold in their shop is made in the UK- so it’s perfect if you fancy a little non-tourist souvenir. Located near Bethnal Green, it’s a short bus/bike ride away from the Renegade venue!”

If you need to send a note back across the pond, or elsewhere, Kate from One/of a kind boutique suggests popping into Shelf for “delicious stationery,” and Andrea of roxypop also cites Blitz as another must-shop while in London. She explains, “this vintage department store was started by a group of established vintage dealers and carries furniture, books, records, clothing and accessories for both men and women, and soon, an on-site cafe that will serve coffee from a converted vintage Fiat car.” This sounds right up Renegade’s alley!

Between shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair and the other hot spots around town, one is bound to get thirsty or hungry, so you might as well ease out of your spending spree with a shop that has food and bevvies. Anna, from A Alicia, has just the fix and suggests a stop at Drink, Shop & Do, “a gorgeous vintage inspired cafe/cocktail-bar/shop, 2 minutes from Kings Cross station, in a converted Victorian Bathhouse!”

Alice Gabb’s favorite hidden gems for food are Violet Cafe on Wilton Way and Hackney City Farm, and Kate from One/of a kind boutique suggests Story Deli – RCF’s Sara concurs, as their pizza ranks in her top five meals of all time!

For drinks, Parul, of Just Noey Ltd., enjoys a pint at Ye Olde Mitre Pub, explaining it is “probably one of the oldest in London, and  literally  hidden in an Alley way.” If tea is more your style, Parul suggests a trip to “The first ever Twinings Tea Shop that opened in 1705. It houses all their teas and coffees and is a really nice place to buy gifts for people back home.” English breakfast, with milk and sugar, please.

To escape the hustle and bustle around town Katie, of POPCORNY, suggests a stroll along the canal that connects Camden, Islington and Shoreditch. She says, “I would recommend first taking the tube to Angel, turn right, locate ‘Camden Passage‘ a hidden gem of a street behind the main bustle. You’ll find some interesting brick a brack/antiques and cafes within this narrow little street. Then turn back and walk down Duncan Street and down onto the canal. On a sunny day it’s peaceful watching the narrowboats making their way through the old fashioned locks… if you keep going you’ll find a lovely bar called Narrowboat, perfect for a drink overlooking the canal.”

Parul, of Just Noey Ltd., recommends the South Bank Walk, “starting from the West- the Dali Museum/London Eye near Waterloo to the Design Museum to the East.” A suggestion is to “try spotting St. Bride’s Church. Apparently the architecture of church inspired the modern day tiered wedding cakes.”

Anna, of A Alicia, suggests a stroll through Victoria Park to see the autumnal colors, and also recommends a stop by the The V&A (her “absolute absolute favourite museum”) to check out the current exhibition, Power of Making. Every crafter and lover of crafts will be happy to “celebrate the role of making in our lives.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Blighty, you couldn’t be better – we are so excited to host our first Fair abroad in London!

A huge thank you to our local vendors for all of their must-dos!

Please comment below if you have any London city tips to add, and we will see you soon! Cheers!

London Showcase: Autumn Hues

Sweaters, pumpkin-based beverages, soup, and crunchy leaves – autumn has a lot to recommend it, wouldn’t you say? It’s no wonder our thoughts have drifted to the crispest season. In the spirit of apple orchards, tall boots, and scarves, here’s a round-up of some autumn-colored wares you will find at the first-ever Renegade Craft Fair London.


Clockwise-ish from top left:
Yellow Abstract Card from Kinaloon | Braided Leather Bracelet from Uncommonly Beautiful | Magic Wallet by Magic Industrie | Fox Brooch by TWIGGD | Woodland Belt by Kim Sun Designs | Brain Print by Ork Posters | Gentle Giant Tee by Fuzzy Ink | Bird Girl Brooch by Jess Quinn | Sleepy Owl Pillow by Robin & Mould

London Showcase: Grey Day

Who says grey days (or, in the case of today in Chicago, formerly grey days that have suddenly become sunny) can’t be awesome? A little grey day showcase, featuring RCF London artists.


Clockwise from top left:
Zosienka & Rosie Illustration | Olivia Revel & Co. | Elsy & Vine | Jimbob Art | Foamy Wader | Karin Akesson | Ciebo. A Handmade Product. | Mat Daly | Alice Gabb Illustration

I Want to Go to There: Marika Giacinti Paris

Incredibly, the first-ever Renegade Craft Fair London is just around the corner. We’re getting so excited to head across the pond, and one of our favorite pastimes is ogling the RCF London artist page. We can’t wait to see the gorgeous pillows by Marika Giacinti. Check out her pillows, and try to not fantasize about living in that world. See you in our dreams.




Can this be our living room, please?


Simply beautiful.

See Marika and loads of other wonderful handmade artists at Renegade Craft Fair London in just under two weeks! Yes!

The Renegade Gang Presents: Sweet Home Chicago!


The Renegade Gang loves dishing on all things local, and with our 9th Annual Fair returning to Division Street, we wanted to share our picks for our favorite things to do in sweet home Chicago!

Some might say we moved our office to Pilsen to find a new home for the ever-expanding RCF, but the Renegade Gang knows the truth: we moved to be closer to everyone’s favorite tater-tot chomping, beer swilling, photo booth snapping watering hole The Skylark!

Read on for more local fun to enjoy while in town for the Fair, and be sure to say hi to us – and our amazing vendors – when you stop by Division Street this weekend!

When not crafting cuckoo clocks extraordinaire for Black Forest Works, and dealing with all things RCF related, partners in crime Sue & Mat Daly enjoy all the food & fun Chicago has to offer. Sue says, “MANA is my favorite Wicker Park restaurant.  It’s all veggie, but you won’t miss the meat!” They also suggest Handlebar and El Barco Mariscos for other great eats.

Sue & Mat als0 recommend popping into one of the great bars along Division while visiting the Fair. Sue says “I love Happy Village – it’s nice to be able to sit outside with friends in their beer garden!” Other favorite local (and somewhat dive-y) bars include Gold Star, Innertown Pub,  and Phylis’ Musical Inn. For shopping, they get their vinyl fix at Reckless Records, and browse the vintage racks at US #1.

Madelon seconds the fun to be had at Happy Village, and also suggests a trip to Honky Tonk BBQ in Pilsen to enjoy “the best Manhattan in the city, a really fantastic collection of folk art,  and live music.” Don’t tell Richie (Madelon’s favorite waiter at Honky Tonk), but Madelon says she would marry Lula Cafe if she could. Stop by this Logan Square restaurant to see if you agree.

Madelon also loves a great vintage find, so after you get your craft fix at the Fair, she suggests a stop at KOKOROKOKO or a trip to Knee Deep Vintage, noting “the Friday night before the Fair is their ‘midnight sale’, they have free drinks, hotdogs (sometimes) and 25-50% off everything!”

Kevin, who can find fun anywhere, at any time, notes, “I’m a huge fan of Logan Hardware – buy any record there and you can play their collection of old arcade games all day. I also love going to the Montrose dog beach and playing with dogs that aren’t mine.” Sounds like Kevin will be spending his free time at the Greyhounds Only booth when not holding down the fort at Renegade Handmade this weekend.

Crafty lady Meg, vending at her White Nest booth, says a “must go-to for any crafter/lover of fabrics: Fishman’s Fabrics, hands down; and if you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, visit Brown Elephant in Boystown for some furniture thrifting.”  For food, Meg cites “the best sushi in town” can be found at Roll ‘n’ Bowls in Edgewater, noting: “word to the wise, it also the smallest restaurant I’ve ever been to so go early! It’s worth the wait!” Speaking of waits, Meg also recommends the mac-n-cheese at Kuma’s Corner.

Sarah echos the love for Kuma’s and says the “Lair of the Minotaur will change your life.” If heavy metal burgers aren’t your thing, she also suggests a trip to Tre Kronor in Albany Park– “a super quaint Swedish restaurant with the world’s greatest salmon + dill omelette.” Right across the street, she recommends a trip to The Sweden Shop for “a crazy awesome selection of Scandinavian housewares.” For other crafty shopping near the Fair, Sarah digs Nina: a well-knit shop, and if you need a lunch alternative while browsing along Division,  Sarah (and many of the Renegade Gang) enjoys a trip to Janik’s Cafe. Buy your favorite Renegader a brownie, turkey wrap, or some ice cream and we will love you forever. Truth.

Logan Square resident & ceramicist, Ali, of Maker & Maker, says “Cafe Mustache is my favorite coffee shop– and they do a great job supporting local music.” She also recommends Schuba’s in Lakeview, or the Epiphany Episcopal Church in the Near West Side as great music venues in the city. For bibliophiles in town for the Fair, Ali says “Myopic Books smells amazing, has a great selection, and is open late!” Ali is also a fan of the veggie dog at Hot Doug’s.

Sara seconds Hot Doug’s as a must-do when in Chicago, and recommends the duck-fat fries and a celebrity sausage. If late night dogs are your thing, trek over to The Wiener’s Circle, “just be prepared for the antics that may ensue if you take too long to order.” If you fancy a drink while on the north side of town, Sara suggests the L&L Tavern and Gingerman for “cheap beers and amazing jukeboxes,”  or a trip to Huettenbar for a “German-inspired tavern frozen in time.”

Crafters and fairgoers alike will enjoy a trip to Uncle Fun, where Sara says “You can enjoy nostalgic toys and ephemera from your childhood, and for less than $3 you can snag a bunch of quirky plastic do-dads you never knew you needed, but have to have!” If you are exhausted from vending at your booth, or shopping at the Fair, Sara recommends grabbing a quick slice of pizza from Ian’s and relaxing with a movie at the old-timey Music Box Theatre.

Justin prefaces his Chicago recommendations by saying, “I know Bridgeport is kind of off the beaten path of where most outta-towners stay, but…” and goes on to mention many favorite gems including Nightwood which according to him is “pricey but well worth it. They don’t have a ton of veggie options, but great bloody marys and amazing Sunday brunch.  It’s cozy and nice looking too!” If libations are your thing, Justin suggests Maria’s for ” the best beer selection in Chicago, great djs, and an awesome new patio!”

For off the beaten path fun while south of the loop, Justin recommends visiting Malelo Camera Co., or Stearns Quarry Park.  To get your culture on he recommends James Turrell’s Skyspace, “a cool art installation by my favorite artist, best if experienced at sunrise or during a torrential rainstorm” or Co-Prosperity Sphere, “an amazing space with consistently great shows, often with live music and booze.”

Renegade Gang, thanks for all of your awesome recommendations, and Chicago – thank you for being the city that Renegade calls home!

We’ll see you this weekend at the Fair!



Oh…you thought that crafting was only for the ladies? GET REAL DUDES + DUDETTES! Here are some awesome manly artists not to be missed this weekend at RCF Chicago!

Clockwise from Left –

Kevin Tong Illustration – Mixed media painting

Regan Smith Clarke – “Speak Easy” T-shirt

Dan Grzeca – “Black Keys, Sphinx” Silkscreen print

Ethically Engineered – “Bottle-less” Shampoo

Crosshair – “415 N. Kedzie” Silkscreen print

Chicago Cutting Boards and Wood Products – Domino Set

Purple Hippo Stitches – “Hussy” Cross stitch

Paste – “America” T-shirt

Bill Connors – “Weird Beard” print

Check out the rest of our fabulous Renegade Craft Fair Chicago  vendors on our “artists” page!


(no rain no rain no rain no rain no rain!)

Kozie Prery



Erin Rensink of Kozie Prery is a true renegade crafter. She started making caps after being laid off from her job as an architect. Not one to whine about her lack of employment, she decided to dust off her sewing machine and start crafting. After going through several prototypes and consulting cyclists all around Chicago, Erin came up with one of the best cycling caps around. (Total number of folks in the Renegade Gang who wear Kozie Prery caps: 3!)


Stacks of recycled material become stacks of awesome caps.
Kozie Prery caps are now the go-to cap for cyclists in Chicago and beyond. But even if you’re not living a two-wheeled lifestyle, you can totally rock one of these sleek, eco-friendly (each cap is made from 100% recycled materials, like golf shirts and fleeces!), and impeccably made caps.


Kozie Prery caps: Dudes like ’em too!
And, you guessed it, Kozie Prery will have a booth at this weekend’s Renegade Craft Fair Chicago! The Fair is totally bike-friendly, and you’ll find extra bike parking around Division St. the weekend of the Fair. The perfect day for a ride and a bike cap.

kozie1 copy

Erin Rensink, cyling badass. She rides through the Chicago winter! With a kid in tow!

Sweet Home Chicago!


Chicago is known as the second city, but to its locals it is second to none!

The city that The Renegade Craft Fair calls home has many a gem to be discovered, and we reached out to our local experts – vendors selling at our 9th annual Fair – for their favorite things to do in their sweet home Chicago. Enjoy their picks for windy city fun (stay tuned for special picks from the RCF Gang), and be sure to check out all of the amazing vendors along Division Street on September 10 + 11!

~To Eat~

Let’s face it, Chicagoans love their food, and make no apologies for waxing on about meals morning, noon, and night. Caitlin of Wanderlustings enjoys the pizza and infused vodka flights at Crust, or the sweet pea flatbread at Volo, while Jenny Beorkrem of Ork Posters digs Publican for brunch and comfort food at Big Boy Gyros. Self proclaimed foodie, Angel, from AD LOVE, suggests The Bedford. Located on Division near the Fair, she says,”the vibe is cool with an old vault and bank decor. They have great oysters, deviled eggs, octopus and pasta. yummm.”

In Lakeview, Rosamund of Wonder Wheel loves Crisp for Korean friend chicken and ice cream from Bobtail. In Wicker Park, Stephanie from truche says the BBQ at Lillie’s Q is a must do, and Barbara from Kinaloon cites her favorite restaurant as Handlebar. Downtown, Michelle Hartney suggests dining on tortas and guacamole at XOCO.

Attalie from Shades of Grey says “Chicago visitors always seem to want to try deep dish pizza. I know this is a great debate, but I definitely recommend just getting Pequods delivered! They have great pizza and you don’t have to deal with the crowds!” Mitsu from Brown Sparrow’s Nest suggests no trip to Logan Square is complete without a stop at Longman & Eagle or Revolution Brewing, and Nate & Emma at Steadfast Bags also suggest popping over to Small Bar where you can find them “eating the lawnboy with sweet potato fries and enjoying a pint.”

When not busy printing greeting cards for food lovers, Julie of Nourishing Notes can be found dining at any of her favorite Chicago spots including Gene’s Sausage Shop, Old Fashioned Donuts, Bari, or the Green Grocer. She suggests a must-do dining experience at Sun Wah BBQ stating it’s “the perfect spot to celebrate a successful Renegade with a group of friends and fellow crafters. They specialize in their duck, and by specialize I mean if you go there and DON’T get the duck, you perhaps wasted your time. Call ahead to reserve your duck, then gather up at least 5 or 6 friends, pick up a healthy amount of beers (it’s BYOB) and prepare to be amazed as your duck is carved table side.”

Another Northside gem, according to Jen of Starshaped Press, is Drew’s Eatery. She explains, “Drew is super awesome, and specializes in hot dogs and ice cream with an eco-friendly bent. All of the foods are locally sourced and ethically produced, and he has great options for vegetarians/vegans. He’s also the only place scooping Ruth and Phil’s ice cream in the city.”

~To Enjoy~

Chicago is home to many entertaining things to do, booth indoors and out, with every neighborhood holding a wealth of fun. Albert of The Found states that “no one that visits Chicago should miss the amazing, and slightly creepy, International Museum of Surgical Sciences.” Located just steps form the Lake on Michigan Avenue, Albert says, “They have a total of over 7,000 medical artifacts to be exact. The iron lung and their elegant oil paintings are probably my favs. You can grab lunch downtown, hit the museum and still have time for a stroll by the lake.”

For a more serene stop in the city, Lydia from Pierogi Picnic suggests the Lincoln Park Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, while Debbie Carlos enjoys a visit to the North Park Nature Center to unwind. Betsy of Foxglove Accessories suggests a visit to The Cultural Center, explaining it is “a beautiful building downtown that has rotating art shows and exhibitions on Chicago’s history. It was the city’s old library and has the most beautiful literature-themed mosaic and glass work inside. Oh, and it’s FREE!”

If you are looking to put some pep in your step in lieu of unwinding while in town for the Fair, Peggy Skemp encourages you to enjoy the comedic stylings of Tj and Dave at Improv Olympic, in Lakeview, Wednesday nights. She goes on to say “It’s so so soooooo funny that I buy my tickets in advance for this $5 show that often sells out. Usually there are a handful of celebrities there. Why? Because TJ and Dave are considered to possibly be the best improv act in the world!”

If comedy isn’t your thing Despina from Happy Despina says “If you like shaking your tail feathers, you have to stop by Danny’s Tavern, located just up the street from the fair at Dickens and Damen! It’s the place to go in Chicago to dance to Soul, Funk and Old School Hip Hop. It’s cash only and at $4/drink… you can’t get a better deal for good drinks and better music.”

While not quite a hidden gem, a rite of passage for any Chicagoan or any visitor comes courtesy of Shayna from Steel Petal Press who says, “My very, very all time favorite thing to do is take visitors to Millenium Park to check out Cloud Gate because it could quite possibly be my favorite piece of public art of all time.  Then I take my guests for a fancy drink at the top of the Hancock tower at the Signature Room.  It’s on the 96th floor and an absolutely amazing view of the city.”

~To Buy~

For shopping in the windy city, Caitlin of Wanderlustings suggests you “Find your wonderful inner geek over at Chicago Comics off of Belmont and Clark. They have tons of indie comics and fun, local zines to browse through.” She also recommends Clothes Optional or Hollywood Mirror for great vintage shopping in Lakeview, antiquing at Scout, Roost, or Brimfield in Andersonville, and getting your music fix at Dave’s Records over on Clark in Lincoln Park.

When you are finished purchasing crafty goodies at the Fair, Attalie from Shades of Grey also suggests Asrai Garden, Quimby’s, The Boring Store, Eskell and Robin Richman – all within a short walk of Division Street. Jen from Starshaped Press suggests a trip to Hazel in Ravenswood, “a fantastic store with all sorts of goodies for paper/art/flower/gift/clothing/jewelry lovers.” Barbara from Kinaloon enjoys browsing the stacks at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore on the University of Chicago campus, or checking out the Logan Square and Pilsen Farmer’s markets.

If you want to get your craft on before the Fair, Erin representing Gustav Reyes mentions a trip to Bridge Gallery during the Second Friday Art Walk in the Chicago Arts District on Friday September 9, and Rebecca from rar rar press invites vendors and attendees alike to partake in letterpress fun at her studio party with the Moveable Type Tour on Friday the 9th from 6-10pm.

Food, fun, and the best of the Midwest: Chicago, the pleasure is all ours!

A huge thank you to our local vendors for all of their must-dos!

Please comment below if you have any windy city tips to add, and be sure to stay tuned for a special list of Chicago favorites from The Renegade Gang!

We’ll see you on Division Street!

The Bocket Store


Quick, what’s better than awesome handmade goods? That’s right, super awesome old-timey videos about the making of said awesome handmade goods! Sarah Bocket, artistic wizard behind The Bocket Store (and also one of the smile-iest people you’ll ever meet) made this sweet short film about how she gets all those billions of tiny dots on her beautiful mid-century housewares. Sarah says, “Maybe now everyone will believe me when I say it’s hand-painted.” Who doesn’t believe her? Fools!


See Sarah and her wondrous dots live and in-person at the Renegade Craft Fair Chicago NEXT WEEKEND!!!

It’s that simple! from Sarah Bocket on Vimeo.


Heavy Metal


Oh, beautiful jewelry. We’ll take one of each, please. (Yes, we need that much jewelry.)

Row 1: Summit Necklace by Cursive Design > Hinge Necklace by Arrow Jewelry > Salt Ring by Species by the Thousands

Row 2: Cone Earrings by mikinora > Tentacle Ring by Peggy Skemp > Bullet Fringe Necklace by Scarlett Garnet

Row 3: Bangle Set by Fail Jewelry > Brass Rounds by Lauren Haupt > Long Night Necklace by Shades of Grey

Each and every one of these artists will be at the 9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Chicago on September 10 + 11!

Check out all of the Chicago RCF artists HERE!

Prints, Charming


Chicago is a crazy awesome town for printmaking, everyone knows that. So it makes sense that we have some off-the-charts amazing printmakers lined up for RCF Chicago. Here’s just a tiny sampling of the kind of prints you can expect to see at the Fair. Print on, y’all.


1. Yee-haw Industrial Letterpress | 2. Kevin O’Rourke | 3. Vahalla Studios | 4. Stukenborg Studio & Press | 5. Matty Cipov | 6. LauraGeorge | 7. Clinton Reno | 8. Ryan Kapp | 9. Screen Queens | 10. strawberryluna | 11. Little Friends of Printmaking | 12. Tugboat Printshop | 13. The Bird Machine | 14. Berkley Illustration! | 15. Delicious Design League | 16. Dan Grzeca | 17. Spudnik Press Cooperative | 18. rar rar press | 19. Robby Davis | 20. Yardsale Press | 21. Yellowlion | 22. Drew Morrison | 23. Kevin Tong Illustration | 24. Methane Studios | 25. Little Things Studio

Check out all of the awesome printmakers and other artists representing at the 9th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Chicago HERE!

Into the Woods

Having just spent the last two weeks in the woods in Michigan, I’m feeling mighty inspired by the great outdoors.  Here’s a showcase for all you tree huggers out there!

Items shown above –>

Forest Painting ~ iamhome
Tree Slice Stick Stool ~ The Elizabeth Element
The Knot Ring ~ Gustav Reyes
Faraway Places Print ~ Mat Daly
Lumber Jack ~ Mimi Kirchner
Carved Initial Vase ~ Bettula
Cut Cedar Lamp ~ Yellow Square Love
Bottle Terrarium ~ Twig Terrariums

Neil Young + RCF Chicago = Success!


Set to the album “Harvest” + Clockwise from left


We love Neil Young. You love Neil Young. If you don’t love Neil Young and you’re reading this, then you must love handmade goods. We also love handmade goods.


Track One: Neil Young, “Out on the Weekend” ~ Dolan Geiman, “Couple, Art Set”

(These two are out, and it’s definitely the weekend. OK?)

Track Two: Neil Young,” Harvest” ~ Know Your Flag, “Stacker of Wheat, Poster”

(“On this harvest moon wheat…”)

Track Three: Neil Young, “A Man Needs a Maid” ~ Jerseymaids, “Polaroid Cat Photo, Nightlight”

(Aren’t we all “maids” to our cats? A Cat Needs a Maid! Also, Jerseymaids.)

Track Four: Neil Young, “Heart of Gold” ~ Romantiques, “Horse Shoe Heart, Necklace”

(Yup. Puurrrfect.)

Track Five: Neil Young, “Are You Ready for the Country” ~ Kate Funk, “AC’s a Good Ol’ Boy, Greeting Card”

(I would totally date that cat)

Track Six: Neil Young, “Old Man” ~ justAjar Design Press, “Bear Riding  a Bike, Greeting Card”

(That bear looks old. Right?)

Track Seven: Neil Young, “There’s a World” ~ 1canoe2, “Things that are Round, Letterpress Coaster”

(It’s a globe.)

Track Eight: Neil Young, “Alabama” ~ Shapes and Colors, “Navajo Quilt Pillow, Dijon”

(The origin of the name “Alabama” is “Tribal Town”, this one was tough OK?)

Track Nine: Neil Young, “The Needle and the Damage Done” ~ Little Ocean, “Hand Stamped Skirt”

(A needle was used in the making of that skirt.)

Track Ten: Neil Young, “Words (Between the Lines of Age)” ~ Lets Be Friends, “Letter Press Library Cards” (IMAGINATION!)

To see more of our FANTASTIC Chicago Renegade Craft Fair artists visit our artists page!

What’s your favorite Neil Young song/album? (Mine’s “Harvest” obvs.)

Put a Monster In Your Closet


File this one under “Everyone loves an underdog”: While in Los Angeles for the Renegade Craft Fair, David Murray’s (of rad t-shirt line SEIBEI) van, with all of his inventory, was stolen. Seriously, who does that? Jerks. And while he did eventually get his van back, all of his inventory was gone. Huge bummer. Not one to feel sorry for himself, David got a Kickstarter campaign together (see video below), and reached his funding goal in an amazing 48 hours. Awesome. The campaign is still going, and you can still donate and get some great handmade work in return. We’re loving the support the handmade community continues to show. Way to go, everyone!

3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles

Saddest picture ever? Maybe.

Rebe, Hillery Sproatt and Specks & Keepings


Debra Weiss and Hillery Sproatt work wonders with textiles, making beautiful home-wares, coats, dresses, handbags and much much more.  Their fabric choices are bold and warm, and their clothing is feminine yet cozy.  Each creation seems to tell a story – a beautiful, colorful story that inspires warmth and wonder.  We’re excited to see what they have in store for us at the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago!

Hillery also has her own small online boutique, Specks & Keepings, where you can purchase things made by mother + daughter duo.  It is filled with all sorts of beautiful handmade and collected objects of design.  “It is a showcase of thoughtfully made goods that aim to inspire a simple lifestyle that is carefully shaped and chosen.”


“When browsing the shop, I hope people will be overwhelmed with a sense of wonder at the beauty of a handmade life. I aimed to create a shopping environment that encourages people to think about what it is they are bringing into their homes and into their lives. I believe on some level, our possessions are an extension of ourselves and they should speak to who we are as individuals. Things are always more beautiful when they mean something to us.”

She also has a beautiful blog if you’re looking for some eye candy!

All in the game yo, all in the game.


The Wire.

Even though we’re so so pumped to bring the RCF home to Chicago (September 10 + 11!), we couldn’t resist imagining the Fair through the eyes of our favorite Baltimore characters (what, you don’t think Stringer Bell would come to the Fair? We disagree). (Note: All items are by artists appearing in the Chicago RCF! Check out all of our artists here!)

(Clockwise from top left)

>> Jimmy McNulty can sip his beloved Jameson from this shamrock flask by Kit Paulson and combine his love for drinking with his love for his Irish heritage. Win-win.

>> This fast food print from Hero Design Studio beautifully captures the late night stakeouts and bromance of Herc and Carver.

>> No spoilers here, but let’s face it, there are a lot of deaths in The Wire. A lot. This plush tombstone by McBitterson’s is a little reminder that The Game just might get you in the end.

>> Whether we’re talking about the Eastern or Western Districts, the docks, or Hamsterdam, we’re talking about Baltimore. This print by LuciusArt is a perfect ode to Charm City.

>> If only Labrabbit Optics was in Baltimore, then maybe Shardene wouldn’t have had to get those grandma glasses.

>> Lester would surely appreciate the miniature worlds of Twig Terrariums. Such tiny detail!

>> The students in Mr. Pryz’s class might have been more excited about school if they had this rad backpack from Mokuyobi to use.

>> In the all-craft version of The Wire (and, ps, who do we have to talk to to get this made?), guns would be plush and awesome. This one’s by Steff Bomb (and yes, we know it’s actually a Star Wars blaster. Use your imagination!)

>> Speaking of plush and awesome, please see this Omar Little finger puppet by abbeychristine. “The farmer in the dell, the farmer in the dell…”

I wawnt that.



Clockwise from top left:

boyfren/girlfren ~ Book bag

Nice ~ Banner “Wild Heart”

PLYtextiles ~ BLOK tiles felt pillow

Debbie Carlos ~ Orange flowers 30 X 40 inches

The Chicago Renegade Craft Fair is coming up soon! See these and other very talented vendors September 10 + 11th. More showcases and spotlights to come! Check back often!


THANK YOU, Los Angeles!


The 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles was a blast! Los Angeles fans and friends didn’t let a little freeway closure keep them away from LA’s greatest outdoor market for handmade goods. To all of our FANTASTIC artists, sponsors, attendees, and friends, you really made this a fun Fair. Thank you so much. We’ll give you a full West Coast wrap-up this week, but in the meantime, check out our RCF Los Angeles Flickr photostream (and be sure to check back often, we’ll be adding photos all week!) for pics from the Fair.


We love you, Los Angeles!

– The Renegade Gang


Livin’ It Up in Los Angeles!


Soaking up some rays at the beach, spotting celebrities about town, and enjoying the glorious weather are all viable options for livin’ it up while in Los Angeles, but for off-the-beaten path favorites in the City of Angels check out a few hot spots courtesy of our local vendors!

While out west, The Renegade Gang is jonesing for In-N-Out Burger, but if you are looking for a classier food option while in town for the Fair, Stacy of By Simple suggests Bottega Louie, a great Italian restaurant downtown that also “serves a great brunch menu with fresh-squeezed juices and fluffy french toast!”

If heading outside L.A. proper is on your to-do list, Sarah from Friends Again recommends heading to Topanga Canyon for lunch or brunch at the Inn of the Seventh Ray. While there, stop by Hidden Treasures to browse racks of vintage clothing.

Still have money to spend after browsing crafts at the Fair? Sarah also suggests a stroll down Abbot Kinney. She says, “the whole street is nothing but amazing shops and boutiques, no big chains, and food trucks congregate at the end of the street. One of my favorite streets in all of L.A., and close to Venice Beach!  My favorite store on the whole street is Tortoise General Store. The have really beautiful Japanese products that are amazingly curated!”

To take a break from the hustle and bustle, Julie from MAGNA suggests a visit to the Museum of Jurassic Technology to scope out the quirky natural history relics. Stacy from By Simple also recommends Maguire Gardens in front of the Los Angeles Public Library as a place to unwind. She says, “The park-like setting (with fountains, lush trees and winding paths) is such a great contrast against the modern downtown buildings. Also inside the library is the best little gift shop around!” If our schedule permits, The Renegade Gang likes to unwind with a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

If lounge music and drinks are more your style, Sarah from The Bocket Store says that a trip to the Dresden Room in the Los Feliz neighborhood is a must. She explains, “It’s a classic old lounge. Cork walls. Old bartenders. They have a house drink called Blood and Sand (it looks and tastes like Hawaiian Punch). And most of all 5-6 nights a week there’s an old couple, Marty and Elaine, who sing awesome lounge music. They wear matching outfits and sing an energetic Staylin’ Alive and the usual Frank Sinatra.” This sounds right up Renegade’s alley!

Also going on during the Fair weekend is the Craft Fair Bingo BBQ hosted by Two Rabbits Studios this Saturday night.

L.A. is clearly a great city for sun, fun, and so much more!

Local vendors, thanks for letting us know what makes your city so special!

If you have a must-do recommendation for livin’ it up in L.A. please add it to the comments below. We will see you soon, Los Angeles!




F E A T U R E D ~ Alternate Histories + Misanthrope Co.

File under “Booths We’re Excited to See at the LA RCF“: Alternate Histories. Pittsburgh artist Matthew Buchholz reimagines history by doctoring vintage images to look like there might have been UFOs, monsters, and zombies lurking there all along. The result is really convincing, and really awesome.

UFO Lover Attack

Also, Matthew made a ridiculously cool trailer for the LA RCF –  we’re having trouble linking it, but please please, check it out here!



Another vendor we’re always excited to see is Misanthrope Specialty Co., who will be back in LA with his always charming Unflattering Portraits. Founded in 1999, the M.S.Co. is” a secret society, business company, and fully collaborative arts collective comprised of untrained dilettantes, perverts and purveyors of hokum.” Yes, yes, and yes. Sign up for an Unflattering Portrait Sitting this weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair Los Angeles! Hurry, slots fill up quickly!


Be sure to check out ALL of our A M A Z I N G Los Angeles artists here!

F E A T U R E D: Fawa, Natalia Cervantes Art

Your blog is really cool! The entries are in both English and Spanish. Where are you from originally?

My family is originally from Chiapas, Mexico. They are coffee growers, so maybe that’s why I respect and admire any craft that takes time, dedication, hard work, and a little magic to come into existence.

I read on your blog that you’re involved in a grant project. Can you tell me more about it?

I just finished making 300 knitted and sewn dolls, all diferent, made by hand and a sewing machine. It was a one year grant that sustained making these dolls. *Esculturas textiles fawa*

Your website has gotten me really excited about stamp making, how did you get into it?

I wanted to continue printmaking which I studied at university. I found a way to make the plates in an affordable manner, so I can continue to carve and sell to whoever requests a portrait (see portraits here). I very much enjoy stamp making… I enjoy mostly the carving, Im not particular about printing, which I do enjoy sometimes.

Are there any products you will be unveiling at the L.A. RCF?

Yes! I made a lot of practical stuff hand stamped with my carved images. I’ll also be bringing some of the dolls I knitted & sewed, some new paintings, and of course my stamps.

Thanks Fawa! We’re looking forward to seeing your lovely work in person this weekend at RCF Los Angeles!

Check out our Los Angeles artist page for more of our talented vendors! See you this weekend!


Best of the Bay: San Francisco!


With a city proper spanning roughly 7×7 miles, San Francisco manages to pack a lot of amazingness into a small area!

We reached out to our Bay Area experts – local vendors selling at San Francisco’s 4th Annual Renegade Craft Fair – for their favorite things to do. Enjoy their tips for San Francisco fun, and be sure to check out all of our vendors from near and far at the Fair this weekend!

If you aren’t planning on spending all of your money stocking up on crafts, Silvi from The Poetry Store suggests a stroll down Valencia Street to browse at Paxton Gate, Dog Eared Books, and The Pirate Store, among other fun shops. She says “Valencia Street epitomizes so many of San Francisco’s joys, especially if you’re a literary, crafty, margarita-loving nerd like me.” Grab a beverage at Puerto Allegre to try her favorite drink, and some delicious Mexican food, when you get your fill of shopping.

For vintage shopping, Yukako from Bahama Kangaroo says NO is a must, where you can find a “great selection of gems, and items from India and Thailand.” Leslie from Feisty Elle suggests a trip to Japantown to explore New People and to browse the stacks at Kinokuniya. If you get hungry, she suggests the ramen from Suzu Noodle House to keep your stomach from rumbling. If you didn’t get your craft fix from the Fair, Leslie also has a handy map for all things crafty in the bay area!

File under just plain fun, Helen from Cookie & the Dude suggests Lucky Ju Ju Pinball for a good time, and tells us that for $20 you can “play unlimited games and sip a tall boy while you’re at it.”

Renegade loves some pinball – almost as much as bingo – and Eden from Secession Art & Design let us know about a rowdy night of bingo hosted by The Knockout! Who’s up for a game of four corners?

For off-the-beaten-path fun, Nora of Nora Aoyagi suggests the Musee Mechanique for a quirky good time, and cites Mountain View Cemetery as an amazing architectural graveyard that is well worth a visit.

A trip to Fort Point, and a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge is a must, according to many vendors. Lisa of Zelma Rose exclaims “There is nothing like crossing the bridge and seeing that beautiful International Orange big and bright up against a clear blue sky.  It’s awesome.  Besides Fort Point being the location for Kim Novak’s dramatic plunge into the bay in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Fort Point offers one of the most unique and up close views of the bridge.  A great spot for the camera happy.”

If you feel like scooting across the bridge on wheels, Gregg of GIGART suggests renting a bike, or driving over in a car. Head 30 minutes beyond the bridge to visit Muir Woods for an amazing outdoor experience. Alcatraz, Lombard Street, and a ride on a cable car are other classic San Francisco to-dos on Gregg’s list.

If dining in San Francisco is more your speed, several vendors, including Mai from M-square suggest Tartine Bakery for breads and other delicious cafe goodies. Eric and Anne of 3 Fish Studios recommend Outerlands where you can “see an entirely new side of San Francisco out by the beach.”

Eden from Secession Art & Design and Sabrina of Cynically Delicious both suggest Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack, describing it as a “quirky restaurant meets hipster dive bar,” and Nora Aoyagi and Eden of Secession Art & Design give high marks to the food at The Front Porch. Eden tells us “the fried chicken comes with popcorn, and their mac-n-cheese is so rockin’.”

For sweets, Lisa from Zelma Rose raves about Humphry Slocombe, explaining “not only do they offer a selection of well crafted ice creams and sorbets, but the flavors are out of this world.  Secret Breakfast- a combo of ice cream, bourbon and cornflakes! FlufferNutter, Butter Beer…need I say more?” Um no. No further explanation needed, count us in!

A beautiful bridge, groovy shops, and restaurants with character –

Who could ask for anything more?

Local vendors, thanks for letting us know what makes your city so special!

If you have a must-do recommendation please add it to the comments below to help us round out the best of the bay. See you soon, San Francisco!


Showcase ~ If You’re Going to San Francisco…

San Francisco

…And gosh, we hope you are! Here are just a few of our favorite SF-themed pieces you’ll find at this weekend’s (!!!) Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco. We’ll see you in the City by the Bay!

San Francisco Carnivore Print by Drywell Art ~ Golden Gate Bridge Belt Buckle by Misha Ashton ~ At Home Near the Sea Print by slide sideways

Reclaimed Book Journal by Ex Libris Anonymous ~ 49 Mile Painting by 3 Fish Studios ~ San Francisco Skyline Woodcut by Dave Marcoullier

California Statehood Tee by The Social Dept. ~ I Left My <3 in San Francisco Note by Paper Pastries ~ SF Glasses by Gangs of San Francisco


And don’t forget to check out of the A M A Z I N G San Francisco artists!

San Francisco Artist Showcase ~ Red, White & Blue!

Here’s a little Red, White & Blue for you on this Independence Day – Happy 4th of July!

hillary williams ~ gold cries and silver dusts print
miss alison ~ checkbook cover
mukee ~ reclaimed skateboard earrings
dutch door press ~ love folk greeting card
beard balm ~ Man’s Face Stuff
pollyanna cowgirl ~ polkaflower earrings
R&L goods ~ button scarf
hero design studio ~ home sweet home print
small adventure ~ felt air mail envelope
ramonster ~ appliqued western shirt
mnkr ~ j’aime tacos tee
rar rar press ~ typewriter linoleum block postcard

See you in just a few days San Francisco Renegaders!!

F E A T U R E D ~ ImagineNations

We’re digging on these globes made by, ImagineNations. Wendy Gold is a Bay Area artist who will be showcasing at the upcoming RCF in San Francisco. We love to travel, and love vintage globes – so these will be a treat for us to see at the fair. We might even need one for our new office!




Wendy says she’s committed to making beautiful new worlds, imagined and real, with vintage globes at the core and recycled materials on the surface.  She was initially inspired by a beautiful globe she saw at the Alameda Flea Market, and loved the idea of using a canvas with inherent commentary in unexpected ways.

Wendy works out of her North Bay studio with her dog “Slim” by her side as “Worldwide” Creative Director.  Check out all of her amazing globes on her website!

F E A T U R E D ~ The Poetry Store

Today’s Featured Artist Series is dedicated to the inspiring work of The Poetry Store, who will be writing poems on the spot for attendees at the upcoming RCF in San Francisco!

Here’s how it works ~ Visit The Poetry Store booth and tell Silvi what you want your poem to be about, who you want it to be for, pick your paper, and in 3 minutes or less, she’ll have it for you, typed on her red royal typewriter!


How does she do it?  What inspires her? Here’s what she had to say about that:

I got into the craft business because it just felt like what I needed to do–I am a creative person, with lots of ideas, who loves working with my hands; I thrive off of meeting new people and hearing their stories; I desire a good challenge (which actually happens with every poem i write! because it teaches me something; and I have a need for work that’s always changing and evolving, so, here I am, making a living as a poet!

My creative influences include birds, typewriters, old things most people find useless, the moon (especially in daylight), death, Dean Young’s poetry, my students (who average about 85 years old), risk, bunnies, squirrels, jellyfish, string, a desire to understand, a desire to dream, a willingness to fail, a willingness to succeed.”

You can view some of her poems on her website. Below is one of my favorites – can’t wait to have one of my own!



F E A T U R E D – Brainstorm Print and Design



What lit the fire under your belly and made you start your business?

The fire was really a desire to never have a boss. We don’t like being told what to do or how to do it. Right from graduating college, we knew we enjoyed working together and collaborating on ideas. It was very natural. We’d be making artwork together regardless if we had started the company or not. Everything just makes sense this way.

American Atlas – The Northeast, American Atlas – The Midwest

What is your favorite part about Renegade and other craft fairs like it?

We have a lot of things we love about Renegade and the other craft fairs. We love the community of artists that we get to be a part of. We have made so many friends at these shows, both vendors and customers. Being surrounded by artists who love what they do AND being able to actually meet our customers on a beautiful weekend? Nothing better! Everyone is always in a fantastic, positive mood. Also the opportunity to travel and get our work in front of a real crowd of people. Nothing beats seeing a reaction to a piece in person and a screen print looks so much better when you are holding it as opposed to on a computer screen.

Drying Rack + Screen printing ink

Who inspires you right now in your community?


Anyone who is fearlessly doing what they love and making it. All the craft fair vendors. Every poster designer out there. Anybody passionately reaching for a goal. Entrepreneurs. Go-getters. In our immediate community, we are so glad to be a part of a group of up and coming artists who are all working in and showing at places like the Masthead Print Studio & Gallery, Part Time Studios, Space 1026, the Art Star Gallery & Boutique and the Print Center. Having all this local talent really keeps you going.



Jason mixing printing ink


Why silkscreen instead of digital for you personally?

Process, process, process! It feels so gratifying to create artwork the old fashioned way. It’s like cooking. The food is always better when you know it was made from scratch, with love. Nothing against digital printing, we do not shy away from our generation and the technology available, but really putting your heart into pulling great prints is extremely satisfying. We have control over every detail from mixing the ink to pulling the screen. It’s labor intensive but the finished product is always worth it.

Thank you so much for being a part of Renegade, Brainstorm! We love your work! Be sure to check them out July 9th + 10th at RCF San Francisco!
Speaking of San Francisco, check out the west coast print below! Super rad.






San Francisco RCF dream outfit…


Clockwise from top left:

A lovely crop top, by Make It Good

Delightful earrings, by Miki and Nora

Fantastic moccasins by Love Jules Leather

A Super bag by Jenny N. Design

See these lovely handmade items in REAL LIFE at RCF San Francisco July 9th + 10th!


san fran showcase-2

A celebration of all things ladylike to be found at the
Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco.

{Lace gloves not required.}


Clockwise-ish from top left.

Corset Jewelry Dish by Raquel Masri ~ Party Necklace by Cursive Design ~ Knit Cupcake by goodbyebluemonday ~ Be Nice Doily by Kristin Petiford ~ Bath Salt by ByNieves ~ Flutter By Globe by ImagineNations ~ Journal by Jen Hewett ~ Pretty in Pink Pocket Mirror by elloh ~ A Woman’s Work by Glass Cathedrals ~ Thank You Darling Note by Paper Pastries ~ Lady Cat Portrait by Berkley Illustration ~ Mini Bow Ring by Homako ~ Leaf Earrings by Victoria Bekerman ~ Teapot by dahlhaus ceramics

Check out all of our wonderful San Francisco artists here!

San Francisco Artist Showcase: Spirit Animal!

In honor of my Spirit Animal, the Bear, I have made the theme of this showcase all about bears! Here are some things I’m super excited to browse at the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco –>