Mark the First-Ever Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Austin as a success!! We had a blast seeing all the wonderful vendors, attendees, and friends in the Lone Star State. It all made for a cozy, festive, and fun fair. Happy trails, Austin, we’ll see you next year!
Between great tunes, a “Merjack” photo op, and super awesome knit yoga balls, it was hard not to have fun at the Austin RCF.
Woodsy, rustic, and ever-so-slightly weird wares were great finds at this fair.
We also loved the clean, simple and sometimes girly pieces we saw.
The best part? You can check out our entire line-up of wonderful handmade artists and keep your holidays handmade! You can also check out our entire reel of pics from the Austin fair here!
And have you seen this year’s official RCF Holiday Market Poster by Mat Daly? Super awesome! Get this rad limited edition (and of course handmade!) print here!
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> http://toolandtack.com) DROOL.
We just LOVE these new picture frames we got in the shop from FoundRe! Come by and get one before the Renegade Gang buys them up! Amazingly priced at $24 – $48.
It’s happening, y’all – the FIRST-EVER Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Austin starts tomorrow at 11am! Come to the Palmer Events Center (Exhibit Hall 2) for the ultimate small business Saturday, with over 100 indie artists and crafters in one place – Check out the entire artist list HERE!
At the Fair, get crafty with hands-on workshops, enter to win AMAZING prizes in our free raffle, play it serious or silly in the free photobooth, and above all, HAVE FUN!
As always, the Renegade Craft Fair is FREE TO ATTEND, and runs from 11a-6p Saturday + Sunday!
Get the full scoop on the Fair right here!
See you at the Fair!
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)
The cold weather is moving in and we just got some new hand-knit and hand-woven scarves, hats, cowls, and bandanas in from APORTA! Check out what’s in stock on our website to stay warm!
Looking to knit up a new scarf or mittens? Peace Fleece sent us some AMAZING hand-dyed and hand-spun skeins of yarn! All skeins are 75% Merino Wool and 25% Mohair, just the right blend for soft winter apparel!
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
THURSDAY (Nov. 17th 2011): TimeOut + Gilt City present “Shop Chicago!”
Renegade will be slinging handmade wares this Thursday evening (5-10pm) at Salvage One! This is a one night event, not to be missed! Stock up on gifts there and receive a 10% off coupon for any one item at the brick and mortar store! Tickets are $15 (Gilt City members can get a select rate while supplies last) and include complimentary drinks and beats from one of Chicago’s top DJs. Advance tickets can be purchased here> www.timeoutchicago.com/shopchicago. If you’re a Gilt City member discounted tickets can be purchased here!> http://gi.lt/rEitG7
Come check out all the amazing nominated TOC shops that will be vending alongside Renegade! Including> Cities in Dust, Cram, D/Vision Optical, Eskell, FoundRe,
Fresh & Proper, H20 Plus, Labrabbit Optics, Mineralogy, Pavilion Antiques,
Psychobaby, Randolph Street Market, Renegade Craft Fair, Seek Vintage, Shades of
Grey, ShopColumbia, Shrine, Spare Parts, Stitch, Suitor, Trillium, Unison and more!
Salvage One is located at 1840 W. Hubbard, near the intersection of Damen and Grand Avenue. See you there!
We’ve been excited about 11/11/11 for a while here at Renegade (okay, maybe just this post’s author has been excited, as it happens to be her birthday). At any rate, it’s pretty much the coolest date any of us will see in a very long time, so we thought what better date than to highlight one of our RCF vendors, Jamila Tazewell from 11:11 Enterprises. Jamila makes all kinds of clever, useful wallet-esque goods, and you can see her pieces up close and in-person at our Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco Holiday fairs! How exciting! Happy 11/11/11, everyone!
Jamila Starwater Tazewell was born and raised in Key West Florida and went to college in dreamy Savannah Georgia (SCAD!) and then made her way to NYC where she was sure she’d find overnight success as an accessories design star! Reality quickly hit her upside the head as New York is known for that sort of thing. She started 11:11 enterprises when she realized that it was way more possible to make a business selling inexpensive and useful wallets than it was selling insane , labor intensive, glam, weird handbags made by hand and fueled by cups of 3 am espresso . It’s been 8 years since she first started selling her eclectic and practical wallets and she’s still enjoying figuring it out – the balance between art and commerce and the adventure of being an artist and an entrepreneur.
11:11 is a name that acts like a compass for the endeavor it represents.. 11:11 is a lucky time for sure, and Jamila says she’s been very lucky with my business. Lots of luck and hard-assed work! Really, 11:11 the time and phenomenon is about aligning with your rhythm and creativity; living your destiny, and trusting that you are right where you’re supposed to be, in this moment. It’s really about getting in there and doing it every day as a daily practice, living in the creativity rather than in the neurosis. 11:11 is a constant reminder of that alignment that we all must have in order to find the flow.
Keep on keepin’ on, 11:11 Enterprises! And have the most magical 11/11/11, everyone!!
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.