Maker Spotlight: LTHR Supply

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Happy Friday, ya’ll! We are thrilled that our LA Holiday Market is just a day away, and with that being said, we are featuring an awesome leather goods, maker LTHR Supply!
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LTHR Supply is a lifestyle brand created by Jeremy Szechenyi and comprises of a highly curated selection of goods made with shared principles of design, functionality, and quality. What started out as a leather goods brand has developed into a larger collection of everyday goods from high-end American-made timepieces, to soon-to-be skincare line. These items are carefully crafted and created from timeless, sensible materials.
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LTHR Supply believes the greatest style is simplicity. They strive to find balance between simple, modern designs that have a vintage sensibility.

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Designing for those who choose quality over quantity; LTHR Supply creates for those who need their life accessories to work hard and look great.

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Jeremy hard to create aesthetic designs that are not only modern but also made to last, using the fewest amount of parts and pieces to achieve the desired result. Where product trends are often loud, ever-changing, and complicated, LTHR Supply chooses to remain quiet, timeless, and classic. We will be seeing these guys around for a long time.

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We are glad LTHR Supply is joining us in sunny LA for our final Holiday Market of the year! Be sure to browse their website and follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with this ever-growing brand.

Our LA Holiday Market Starts Tomorrow!

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Hey LA! We are so thrilled that our Los Angeles Holiday Market is happening tomorrow! You can find the Renegade Craft Fair at the sunny Grand Parkin Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13 – Sunday, December 14, 2014. Come on out and shop from our curated selection of today’s modern and innovative indie-craft Makers along with workshops, food trucks, music, and more! From 10am – 5:00pm you’ll be able to shop an array of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair, perfect for checking off Holiday gift lists – ranging from holiday inspired stationery, unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing, men’s accessories and goods, to children’s toys and accessories, art prints, housewares and much more. Find handmade gifts for everyone this season!

Check out this year’s line up of 250+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops here.

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Expect a cozy craft village at Grand Park with holiday shopping and a mixture of interactive activities and free workshops. DJs from KXLU will be on-hand spinning rock, pop, soul, and holiday tracks all weekend to provide a festive shopping and crafting soundtrack for the fair. LA’s most delicious food trucks: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Luckdish CurrySchmuck with a TruckSon of a Bun will be parked throughout the weekend among other artisan food vendors, such as Mallow Mallow, Purenola, Sugar Pie Honey Buns, and more! If you’re needing a caffeine pick-me-up, grab a cup of joe from Brasil Kiss Mobile Coffee Truck, plus perennial favorites Front Porch Pops will be offering up refreshing popsicles. Plus, the park and booths will be adorned with lights, evergreen, and holiday cheer!

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If you’re feeling inspired by our Makers’ creativity, stop by The Yarnover Truck and check out their beautiful yarns and knitting/crochet supplies. Martha Stewart Living and Toyota have partnered to host a live screen-printing tote bag demo as well as an assortment of other DIY crafts you can take home or gift to a special someone. Renegade Craft is extraordinarily pleased to announce our partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of the 2014 Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Tour.

Don’t forget to stop by the free-to-use Magnolia Photo Booth! Dress up in some funky props, pose, and commemorate your RCF visit with friends and family.

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Sprout by HP and Flavorpill have teamed up to present the official LA Renegade Craft Fair Afterparty, Meet the Makers. Guests can mingle with fellow creatives and craft fair fans, enjoy complimentary cocktails, and hit the dance floor. RSVP to join us at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13 (5:30-7:30pm).

Renegade Craft is pleased to announce their partnership with SPROUT BY HP, the Official Tech Sponsor of the RCF 2014 Holiday Tour. Sprout combines multiple devices – a scanner, depth sensor, hi-resolution 3Dcamera, projector –  into a single device, allowing users to take physical items and seamlessly merge them into a digital workspace, the perfect tool for those looking to make handmade gifts, party favors or decorations this holiday season, or a great gift for the DIY enthusiast among your friends and family. From holiday cards and party invitations to keepsake photo collages, personalized recipe books, ornaments, jewelry and more, Sprout lets you create whatever you can imagine, instantly.

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Getting There: The Los Angeles Holiday Market will be held at Grand Park located at 200 N. Grand Ave. Visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, walk, bike, or grab an Uber to the Fair. Uber is sponsoring rides for our Los Angeles Holiday Market. New users can get up to $25 in Uber credits using the code RCF2014. To sign up, download the app or head to uber.com/go/RCF2014. The Metro Red and Purple lines deliver visitors directly to the fair using the Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Shoppers driving to the fair can reserve parking spots in advance with ParkMe. Route directions to the Fair here.
Want to spread the word? Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeLA to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website or browse the Makers on Pinterest.

 

Big Thanks to Our Los Angeles Sponsors:

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Maker Spotlight: Beast + Babe

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With our LA Holiday Market being at the very pet friendly Grand Park, we are thrilled to be featuring Beast and Babe! These pet accessories will be at our Holiday Market this weekend!
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Kelsie Macray started Beast and Babe with her best friend and dog pal, Yogi. Their mission was simply to create a leash that reflected their relationship: modern, wild, and full of good vibes.

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Sourcing the very best of artisan and vintage fabrics from around the world, Kelsie collected her fabrics and paired them with acid-washed solid brass hardware and handcrafted a truly one-of-a-kind dog leash that is beautiful and well made. Each collar and leash is made by hand at the Beast and Babe studio in Santa Monica, California.

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Beast and Babe aims to capture that elusive magic between stillness and story, vintage and modern, beasts and babes; while respecting their philosophy that life is about the journey and true beauty has to come from the inside out. Whether from American sourced denim or a vintage blanket from the Bambara tribe of West Africa, Beast and Babe select their materials consciously to respect.

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Don’t you just love the color detail that the acid wash process leaves on the brass hardware?The Luv Me some Honey Collar

Kelsie is passionate not only about what she crafts, but also about animals and how awesome they truly are. Beast and Babe has partnered with an non-profit called Peace Animals. With every item sold, Beast and Babe contributes to providing medical treatment for fleas, ticks, worms and mange, to a homeless or neglected animal in Mexico.

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We cannot wait to outfit our dogs (and our staff sure has a lot of them!) with these colorful collars and leashes! Check out the Beast and Babe website  and Instagram, and be sure to check out Yogi, he might just win cutest dog one day. And of course, bring your pooch to Grand Park to shop handmade at our LA Holiday Market this weekend!  See you all there!

Maker Spotlight: Made For Each Other

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Today we are featuring the stunning work of Made For Each Other (We Are MFEO). The duo will be selling their wooden wares at our LA Holiday Market this weekend at the sunny Grand Park in Downtown LA. Be sure to stop by, because it is our last fair of the year!

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M.F.E.O. is a small design-based business launched by Aaron and Claire Van Holland.  With a love of mid-century modern and a shared interest in living a more sustainable lifestyle, the couple decided to create their home living collection.

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Claire moved from her hometown in Michigan to Los Angeles and after several years working in digital media, she could no longer ignore the growing desire to express her creative side. A variety of handcrafting courses led Claire to her preferred medium of choice, metal – which is currently inspired by font treatments and symmetry.

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Aaron learned the value of hand-craftsmanship at an early age. Growing up on the family farm in Oregon imparted a resilient work ethic while century old barns and rusty farm machinery formed his appreciation for utilitarian design.

MFEO - Monolith Process step 3bStars quickly aligned for the new venture when Aaron’s grandfather offered them his dilapidated century old barn as a material resource. M.F.E.O. was born, a joint effort to handcraft sustainably sourced materials into timeless pieces for the home. The family barn is still featured in many of M.F.E.O.’s designs.

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M.F.E.O. has created an expansive collection of wood and metal goods, ranging from furniture pieces and geometric mirrors, to lighting fixtures, serveware and so much more! Many of Aaron and Claire’s products are crafted out of salvaged wood, and are inspired by nature’s finest monuments. We love seeing how Oregon’s Haystack Rock’s influenced the design duo’s Monolith Bookends.
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We’ve had our eye on this Jungalow plant hanger which was a collaboration between M.F.E.O. x Justina Blakeney for some time now. We can’t wait to see it in person!MFEO_DTF_Color_2_sm

We are so thrilled Made For Each Other will be joining us at Grand Park for our LA Holiday Market this weekend! Be sure to check out all of their pristinely designed products on their website and stop by their booth to say hello! Plus, follow them on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the know. See you all soon!!!


SPROUT BY HP + FLAVORPILL AFTERPARTY IN LA!

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Attendees can be among the first to experience Sprout by HP, a new immersive
computing platform recently announced by HP. Sprout combines multiple devices
– a scanner, depth sensor, hi-resolution camera, projector –  into a single device,
allowing users to take physical items and seamlessly merge them into a digital
workspace, the perfect tool for those looking to make handmade gifts, party
favors or decorations this holiday season, or a great gift for the DIY enthusiast
among your friends and family. From holiday cards and party invitations to
keepsake photo collages, personalized recipe books, ornaments, jewelry and
more, Sprout lets you create whatever you can imagine, instantly. Renegade Craft
is pleased to announce their partnership with Sprout by HP, the Official Tech
Sponsor of the RCF 2014 Holiday Tour.

Sprout by HP and Flavorpill have teamed up to present the official LA Renegade
Craft Fair Afterparty, Meet the Makers. Guests can mingle with fellow creatives
and craft fair fans, enjoy complimentary cocktails, and hit the dance floor. RSVP
to join us at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13
(5:30-7:30pm).

Studio Visit: Lemon bird Preserves, Recipes + GIVEAWAY

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We have a super awesome Studio Visit to share with you today – A couple of months ago we stopped by the Lemon Bird kitchen to say hello to our pal, Amy Deaver. Lemon Bird will be selling their jams and preserves at our LA Holiday Market on December 13+14 at the beautiful Grand Park in Downtown LA. We loved seeing where Amy and her team craft and package their delicious jams and preserves. Plus, we’ve got a couple great recipes and a giveaway coming your way, too!031-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9801

Lemon Bird Preserves is an artisan food company tucked away in the beautiful mountains of Wrightwood, California. Lemon Bird was formed when Amy traveled to the South of France on a family vacation and rediscovered a love of canning and jam making. Almost a decade later, and Lemon Bird remains one of the most creative jam companies around!

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Amy creates handcrafted jams and pickles using local, pesticide free fruit from family farms. The jams and pickles are made with all natural ingredients and feature the best seasonal produce from the Southern California region.

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Amy’s passion is transforming locally grown, farm fresh fruit into an artisan product while supporting local farmers.

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All of Lemon Bird’s jams and pickles are sourced with produce from local farms. The jams and pickles are 100% handmade in their Wrightwood kitchen. 002-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9716
Amy loves being able to pick up her fruit orders directly from the local farm, especially when the fruit is picked that day. All of the fruit used is processed and prepared by Amy and her jamming helpers.034-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9811

Amy crafts her jams in small batches in traditional French copper kettles (which we are in love with, by the way) and each batch typically takes 2-3 days.004-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9720

We can’t wait to stock up on stocking stuffers and holiday gifts from Lemon Bird at our LA Holiday Market! Stay up to date with them on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and INSTAGRAM and stop by the Lemon Bird booth and say hello!

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Amy was kind enough to create two lovely recipes for us and we are so thrilled to share them with you! These appetizers are easy to create from scratch and perfect for your upcoming holiday parties! Or perhaps after seeing all these photos you’ll get hungry and make them now – we won’t judge.

 

Cheese Bites with Lemon Bird Padron Peppers

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This super easy recipe combines homemade candied walnuts, delicious cream cheese and cheddar, and more, plus Lemon Bird’s Pickled Padron Peppers012-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9740lemonbird collage2All this recipe requires is a little mixing of the cheese mixture, forming the cheese into bit-sized balls, refrigerating, and then when you’re ready, roll them into the pecan pieces.
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Download the recipe card here: lemon bird cheese ball recipe

Corn Bread Bites with Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Fig Jam

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Amy’s bite-sized corn bread bites combines all good things: goat cheese, prosciutto, and Lemon Bird fig jam! Need we say more??032-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9802033-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9803You can see the perfect way to layer each ingredient on top of one another for the ultimately cute holiday appetizer.
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Want to see larger photos of the process? Take a look at all the images from the Lemon Bird studio visit on our Flickr page.025-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9782 029-RCF-Lemonbird-StudioVisit-9794

Download the recipe card here: lemon bird corn bread bites recipe

LEMON BIRD INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY

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Our makers are in the giving spirit this holiday season! Lemonbird Preserves is continuing our Renegade Giveaway tradition, offering up a gift box to one lucky winner on Instagram. This gift box will include all the Lemon Bird necessities you need to craft up these delicious appetizers:

1 jar Adriatic Fig & Walnut Jam
1 jar Padron Peppers
A tea towel

GIVEAWAY INSTRUCTIONS:

– Follow RENEGADE CRAFT and LEMON BIRD on Instagram.

– Re-gram the Giveaway Picture and tell us why you want the set (or perhaps who you might be gifting it to) using the hashtag #RenegadeGiveaway.

– The Giveaway will run from today, December 3rd – Tuesday November 9th (midnight PST). The winner will be announced on Wednesday from the #RenegadeGiveaway collection.

– Don’t forget! If your Instagram profile is set to private, we won’t be able to see your re-gram. So make sure your profile is set to public in order to qualify.

Good luck!

LA Holiday Market is happening in just 2 weeks!

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Hey LA! We are so excited to be capping off our 2014 Holiday Tour with our Los Angeles Holiday Market in less than 2 weeks! Our cold red noses can’t wait to defrost at the sunny Grand Park in Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13Sunday, December 14, 2014. From 10am – 5pm you’ll be able to shop our curated selection of today’s modern and innovative indie-craft Makers along with workshops, food trucks, music, and more.

Give the gift of handmade this holiday season and support local makers! At Grand Park you’ll find an array of outstanding handmade goods at the Fair, perfect for checking off those last minute gifts – ranging from holiday inspired stationery and gift wrap, one-of-a-kind jewelry, children’s toys, apparel and shoes, to natural beauty products, repurposed lighting and furniture, housewares, stocking stuffers and much more. Check out this year’s line up of 250+ talented makers, food and drink, and workshops here.

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Expect a cozy craft village at Grand Park with holiday shopping and a mixture of interactive activities and free workshops. DJs from KXLU will be on-hand spinning rock, pop, soul, and holiday tracks all weekend to provide a festive shopping and crafting soundtrack for the fair. LA’s most delicious food trucks: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Luckdish Curry, Sage Vegan BistroSchmuck with a TruckSon of a Bun, and Umami Burger will be parked throughout the weekend among other artisan food vendors, such as Mallow Mallow,Purenola, Sugar Pie Honey Buns, and more! If you’re needing a caffeine pick-me-up, grab a cup of joe from Brasil Kiss Mobile Coffee Truck, plus perennial favorites Front Porch Pops will be offering up refreshing popsicles. Plus, the park and booths will be adorned with lights, evergreen, and holiday cheer!

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If you’re feeling inspired by our Makers’ creativity, stop by The Yarnover Truck and check out their beautiful yarns and knitting/crochet supplies. Martha Stewart Living and Toyota have partnered to host a live screen-printing tote bag demo as well as an assortment of other DIY crafts you can take home or gift to a special someone. Renegade Craft is extraordinarily pleased to announce our partnership with Martha Stewart Living, the Official Media Sponsor of the 2014 Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Tour.

Don’t forget to stop by the free-to-use Magnolia Photo Booth! Dress up in some funky props, pose, and commemorate your RCF visit with friends and family.

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Attendees can be among the first to experience Sprout by HP, a new immersive computing platform recently announced by HP. Sprout combines multiple devices – a scanner, depth sensor, hi-resolution 3Dcamera, projector –  into a single device, allowing users to take physical items and seamlessly merge them into a digital workspace, the perfect tool for those looking to make handmade gifts, party favors or decorations this holiday season, or a great gift for the DIY enthusiast among your friends and family. From holiday cards and party invitations to keepsake photo collages, personalized recipe books, ornaments, jewelry and more, Sprout lets you create whatever you can imagine, instantly.

Sprout by HP and Flavorpill have teamed up to present the official LA Renegade Craft Fair Afterparty, Meet the Makers. Guests can mingle with fellow creatives and craft fair fans, enjoy complimentary cocktails, and hit the dance floor. RSVP to join us at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on Saturday, December 13 (5:30-7:30pm).

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Getting There: The Los Angeles Holiday Market will be held at Grand Park located at 200 N. Grand Ave. Visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, walk, bike, or grab an Uber to the Fair. Uber is sponsoring rides for our Los Angeles Holiday Market. New users can get up to $25 in Uber credits using the code RCF2014. To sign up, download the app or head to uber.com/go/RCF2014. The Metro Red and Purple lines deliver visitors directly to the fair using the Civic Center/Grand Park Station. Shoppers driving to the fair can reserve parking spots in advance with ParkMe. Route directions to the Fair here.
Want to spread the word? Join our Facebook event and invite your friends. Grab our e-flyer and pass it around. Add #RenegadeCraftFair and #RenegadeLA to your RCF-related Instagram pictures and tweets! We love seeing what our followers and makers are up to!

For more information about this event, please visit the Renegade Craft Fair website or browse the Makers on Pinterest.

 

Big Thanks to Our Los Angeles Sponsors:

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LA December Market Roster is Live!

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While most of the world is currently in a state of rain, snow, and gusts of wind, we thought we’d start Monday off with a nice little reminder that Los Angeles is still 70s and sunny! Needless to say, if you want (or need) an excuse to vacation in Southern California this December, think of the sunny weather and the 250+ phenomenal makers that are heading to Grand Park on December 13+14! Check out the full roster here, and start planning your sunny shopping weekend at our Los Angeles Holiday Market.

Studio Visit: Biken

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Last summer while we were in California for our Los Angeles Summer Market we had the opportunity to stop by the Biken studio to visit with Ken Sugimoto and learn more about his products and his craft.

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I have been an industrial designer for about 20 years. In this full-time job, I have been designing products for a lot of client companies, however, not for direct users. I have always wanted to make things that I wish existed and sell them directly to the customers. Meanwhile, I sometimes come up with product ideas when I am biking and thinking about bikes. Eventually I decided to try making bike accessories. 

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At first, I thought about making the products with materials like metals and plastics. But I really wanted a way to realize my ideas more directly and quickly, so I got a sewing machine. That was 3 years ago. I named my shop Biken, from Bike + my name “Ken”. After signing up for some shows like bike events, I participated in Chicago Renegade last December. That was Biken’s first Renegade.2014-RCF-Biken-9808

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I think one of the key features of Biken products is ingenuity. All the time I love thinking about the functions and the products that I wish for. I feel a strong attraction to functional products. I am always keeping in mind the idea of incorporating some features and innovations that are user-friendly into the simple design. Biken’s concept is to create products that can go from riding around town, to a cafe, or even to work2014-RCF-Biken-9825

Everything around me inspires me, not any paticular type of thing. I’m inspired even when I’m not riding.
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The materials are chosen carefully for that concept. To realize my idea, I always look for materials from various fields. For example, the rivets on the messenger bag are primarily automotive brake rivets. Besides, I sometimes make the parts for the products by myself if I can’t find them.2014-RCF-Biken-98812014-RCF-Biken-9855
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Thank you, Ken for hosting us at your studio and talking about your craft. You can see the full set of images in our new Studio Visits album on Flickr. Biken will be showcasing their bicycle accessories and clothing to our San Francisco November Market next weekend at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. We can’t wait to see you all there!