Crescent Company

Maker Spotlight

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Crescent Company is a collaborative group of dyers and designers that partner with community-oriented factories and small family businesses. No two items are exactly alike and salvaged material is sourced and used whenever possible. Most pieces are hand treated and/or dyed in small baths at Julia and Lindsay’s studio in Oakland, California.

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Painted Mary

Maker Spotlight

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Painted Mary is a collection of artwork by San Francisco based artist Mary Finlayson, who fuses her love of art and design with a knack for finding personality in her environment and capturing it through bright, eye-catching color.

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5th26

Maker Spotlight

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5th26 is a creative firm established by Brandon Tang in New York’s NoMad district specializing in home and fashion objects. The studio develops and designs all of their products in house and with collaborative artists from all over world. Scroll down to learn more about Brandon and 5th26.

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Friend of All

Maker Spotlight

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Our jaws just about dropped when we discovered Flannery Cronin’s Friend of All stained glass light fixtures. Each piece is completely unique and offers home dwellers the opportunity to add beauty and color to their homes, even if they may not own them. Get to know Flannery and her artistic process in our Maker Spotlight interview below!

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Alexandria Wills

Maker Spotlight

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Alexandria Wills has been making everything under the sun since she was small. In 2014, this Chicago native decided to focus on shoemaking, and boy, are we so glad she did! From speckled cowhides to candy pastels, Alexandria’s eye for unique color and texture is equally matched with her perfectionist-level shoemaking skills. It was such a thrill to learn more about Alexandria and her process!

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On the Lookout

Maker Spotlight

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On the Lookout Jewelry gives us the biggest smile, with its bright colors, multi-strand mayhem, and return to summer camp friendship bracelets. Chicago native Erica Young travels around the country, taking inspiration from the road, and puts it into her pieces.

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Cloud 9 Stitching

Maker Spotlight

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Cloud 9 Stitching is the quilting creation of Colleen Davy, a seamstress, dyer, and quilter living and working in Northern New Mexico, USA. We can’t help but love Colleen’s naturally dyed minimalist designs!

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Realm

Maker Spotlight

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It’s easy to remember the bold designs at Realm; they catch your eye, sometimes make you grin, and most importantly, they’re pretty badass. Vanessa Crook, the fashion school dropout behind Realm, puts her knowledge of soft sculpture and textiles to work in her fun-loving, extremely wearable apparel and accessories.

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Argaman and Defiance

Maker Spotlight

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Lydia Crespo is the founder and designer behind the beautiful silk creations at Argaman & Defiance. Naturally dyed and constructed in Chicago, Lydia uses natural dye extracts responsibly collected from tree bark, roots, and leaves. The hand dyed process is an artfully crafted skill, making each piece uniquely beautiful.

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Baiser Beauty

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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Baiser Beauty does a lot of things right. From using all natural ingredients and recipes based on their family’s Mayan heritage, to their packaging and art design, and informative blog, the two gals behind this incredible brand are a skincare and makeup force to be reckoned with! Have some extra time on your hands? Check out Baiser Beauty’s incredibly fun horoscope page!

Want a fresh, all natural look for 2017? Here’s your chance! The lovely gals at Baiser Beauty are giving away their 5 piece makeup collection to one lucky Instagrammer! To enter, follow Baiser on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Friday, December 9th.

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Heather Lins Home

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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Heather Lins Home is a DIY kit company founded by Heather Lins. Fusing her background in graphic design with a passion for embroidery, Heather has created the ultimate (and best packaged) DIY calendar kit!

Needing a perfect gift for a friend, or perhaps you’re wanting to learn something new in 2017? Now’s your chance! Heather is offering up one of her 2017 Stitch the Stars Calendar Kit to one lucky Instagrammer! To enter, follow Heather Lins Home on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Monday, December 5th.

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Claire Green Jewelry

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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Claire Green is a jewelry designer originally hailing from upstate New York and has now made Portland, Oregon her base. Working with metal for over 10 years, Claire is currently drawn to the methods of manipulating metal from its flat, solid state into voluminous forms and textural shapes.

If you’ve been coveting a piece of Claire Green Jewelry, or have recently fallen in love, you’re in luck! Claire is giving away her timeless rust stone ring to a lucky Instagrammer! To enter, follow Claire Green on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Monday, December 5th.

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Maker + Mineral

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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Maker & Mineral is the design project by San Francisco native, Samantha Ives. Maker & Mineral strives to produce sustainable, hand-crafted, and well-crafted home wears, accessories, and clothing for the modern individual who wants to buck fast fashion and temporary trends.

Sam has graciously offered to give away her iconic 11×14 Busted print to a lucky Instagrammer! To enter, follow Maker & Mineral on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Monday, November 21st!

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Red House

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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Red House is a collaborative business between husband and wife duo, Matt and Britt. After taking the bold step of quitting their not-quite-fulfilling careers, they embarked on a new adventure making durable, minimalist handcrafted bags and leather and textile goods.

We’ve teamed up with Matt and Britt to give away one of their swoonworthy book bags! To enter, follow Redhouse on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Monday, November 14th!

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Kordal Knitwear

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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Kordal Knitwear is a textile brand by designer Mandy Kordal, a Brooklyn entrepreneur whose mission is to create garments in an ethical manner by fairly paying workers, designing garments that are not trend focused, and using natural fibers when possible.

These knits will keep you warm all winter long, and Kordal has agreed to graciously giveaway one of their popular seed stitch hats! To enter, follow Kordal on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, November 9th!

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Wolf & Moon

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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Wolf & Moon is a handcrafted jewelry label by British designer Hannah Davis. A bold, yet well-balanced marriage of colors, textures and geometric forms are brought together to create elegant and wearable pieces. Hannah juxtaposes architectural inspiration near her East London studio with the wild, natural world, which she tries to escape to as often as she can.

Wolf & Moon has graciously offered up a £30 voucher to pick one of your favorite pieces from #RenegadeLondon! To enter, follow Wolf & Moon on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Friday, November 4th!

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TIDE

Maker Spotlight + Giveaway

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TIDE Shop is an East London-based collective by artists Anna Beam, Laura Gee, and Laurie Maun, collaborating to create functional and decorative interior pieces. With a shared love for abstract art, they create paintings, ceramics, textile pieces, art prints and stationery, resulting in a bright, beautiful collection for your home.

To kick off the holiday season we’re hosting a giveaway! To enter, follow Tide Shop on Instagram and tag a friend in our giveaway post. The winner will be chosen on Monday, October 31st!

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Rootfoot + a Guide to Colorado

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We met Laura Huth of Rootfoot last Spring during our Austin Fair. Her warmth, humor, and extensive knowledge in her craft never left us. Since then, Laura has traveled to several of our fairs, and it’s been great getting to know this exceptional, passionate maker, as well as someone who crafts the best “spirit animal” oil we’ve ever encountered! To top it all off, we made sure to ask this Colorado local about all of her favorite haunts to share with the world!

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My Favourite Colour Studio

Maker Spotlight

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Artists Franky + Annie Scaglione established My Favourite Colour Studio to celebrate their greatest pastimes. From baseball, to camping in the Colorado Rockies, to the fuzzy summer colors in analog film, MFC Studio tries to capture the special moments of their heritage in their art.

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Two Hands Full

Maker Spotlight

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Two Hands Full is the brainchild of Boulder, Colorado artist Amelia Davis. Amelia’s curiosity in finding connections and patterns in the world led her to express these discoveries through clay, fiber, and flowers. Two Hands Full pottery, in particular, sets itself apart with its naturalistic colors and shapes.

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Cortney Heimerl

Maker Spotlight

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Cortney Heimerl is a quilter, pattern maker, and totally awesome flag designer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her flag designs, with their bold color combinations, first caught our eyes. But the more we browsed her gallery of works, the more we realized just how truly special Cortney’s artistic eye is.

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Pillbox Bat Co.

Maker Spotlight

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From little league to small business, teammates Dan Watson and Zak Fellman started Pillbox Bat Co. Creating their first bat as kids, their new venture based out of Winona, Minnesota features handcrafted and painted bats that pay tribute to all those hometown teams out there.

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Janelle Gramling

Maker Spotlight

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Janelle Gramling is a Milwaukee artist and designer extraordinaire, who specializes in creating gorgeous works out of fiber, found objects, and ceramics. Her technique and raw touch offers a deep personalization to each object she molds. 

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The Umbrella Collective

Maker Spotlight

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Portland-based Maker Erin Sim developed her appreciation for nature and simple design at an early age. Practical craft became her passion after studying architecture, and in 2014 she directed her attention to bags, launching The Umbrella Collective. Erin’s belief that “synthesis and attention to detail are habitual” is clearly reflected in her work, while her brand exemplifies her desire to “produce quality for the sake of quality.”

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Facture Goods

Maker Spotlight

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Missouri-based maker, Aron Fischer, is the creator behind Facture Goods, a design-centric brand focused on the raw making process from start to finish. Aron’s work is roughly constructed yet refined, showcasing the underlying elegance that each object holds. We’re always thrilled to meet new makers and develop growing relationships with small businesses, and Facture Goods has our utmost admiration!

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Little Garage Shop

Maker Spotlight

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Thomas and Noel are the gentlemen behind the wonderful Portland brand Little Garage Shop. “U.S. made, Portland made, and garage made,” Thomas and Noel pride themselves on their craft. Each product is thoughtfully designed and created by the pair, and the two have taken the spirit of the garage to heart: “While some may see the garage as a space to fill, we see it as a space for possibilities – at the ready for inspiration to strike.”

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Laurs Kemp

Maker Spotlight

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Laurs Kemp is one of those special fashion designers we only dream about meeting in person! Hailing from the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, and now designing full time in Portland, Oregon, Laurs blends her love of vintage fashion with her stronger love of film and feminism in a heavenly capsule collection.

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Surface Handmade

Maker Spotlight

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Surface Handmade is a jewelry collection full of bold shapes and soft colors. Jacqueline Davis is the Richmond-based designer and her unique work inspires us daily!

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Sweet Honey Farmacy

Maker Spotlight

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Sweet Honey Farmacy is owned and operated by farmer/homesteader/herbalist Jaime Holub. We first took attention to SHF when shopping around NE Portland and seeing her unique line of herbal tonics, tinctures and soaps. Jaime’s genuine love of her work, and attention to detail shines through when she discusses preventative health care and the amazing things herbs can do!

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TENDEN

Maker Spotlight

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TENDEN is a textile collection by designer Todd Hancock. Based in Grand Haven MI, Todd founded TENDEN in 2010 as a way to create quality products, ethically made in the USA. Todd’s passion for textiles garnered an expert knowledge of how to best work with each material, from cotton and denim, to canvas and leather.

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Rewilder

Maker Spotlight

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Best friends Jen and Lisa of Rewilder have been impressing us season after season with their incredibly crafted bags and their booth displays. Using 100% reclaimed materials, each bag and accessory tells a unique story and stands the test of time.

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Popbyts

Maker Spotlight

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Tith Sin first caught our eye at our very first Portland Fair back in 2014. His booth was intricately designed with a modernist sensibility and best of all, it packed up into itself! Ever since, we’ve been increasingly impressed by Tith and his growing Popbyts line of printed paper and textiles.

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Jenny Lemons

Maker Spotlight

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Jenny Lemons takes the term “wearing your food” to a completely new level of cuteness! Jennie Lennick is the designer behind this food-inspired, block printed collection of clothing and accessories. The combination of simply patterned fabric with a pop of color makes each piece a perfect statement for summer.

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FROST’D

Maker Spotlight

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If it were socially acceptable to eat frosting out of the jar, I think many of us would be doing that right now. That’s where FROST’D comes in. Made from coconut oil and other natural ingredients, this frosting provides just the right amount of sweetness without any of the gross preservatives.

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Animal Sleep Stories

Maker Spotlight

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Animal Sleep Stories is a dreamscape of silkscreened illustrations by Portland artist, Daria Tessler. Her collection of work draws you into a vivid fantasy of whimsy, storytelling, and intricate details. We hope to perhaps one day, dream through the lens of Animal Sleep Stories.

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Janel Foo Glassworks

Maker Spotlight

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If you haven’t seen Janel Foo Glassworks‘ wall hangings or dishes yet, you’re in for a treat! This Southern California cat lover combines her stylist mentality, love for Art Deco, and LA vibes into glass art that no one can’t quite resist!

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O-M Ceramics

Maker Spotlight

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O-M ceramics is a studio based in Los Angeles by designer Carrie Lau. Since starting her studio in 2014, Carrie has been creating minimal and functional ceramics that are both unique and modern. Her interest Hong Kong and Los Angeles culture, particularly when it comes to their artistic and handmade heritage, have inspired her collections.

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