I went to Renegade Craft Fair, Brooklyn in late spring–already feels like last year–and I never really circled back with a recap of what I loved, what artists I splurged on, and the overall experience. In short, it’s because I spent a lot of time with another pregnant friend giddily hopping from baby product booth to baby product booth, making absolutely ridiculous cooing noises, and buying up adorable handmade unisex accessories for our to-be little ones. And therefore, most of what I bought really didn’t fit into the vibe of the blog, assuming you’re here for the DIY and home inspiration and not for what outfits my growing belly and its contents…
Holy hell, that stuff is really cute.
The shirt is by Twinko. But moving on, I did buy other things too, like a teal leather work surface from Haruka & Susana that has been a joy for my summertime work style (insta-glimpse seen here), a geometric bowl from gdg studios, and this bell from l&m studio, which was a gift for our home that I only gave to Pete just recently.
I can really say that Renegade was unlike every other craft festival I’ve been to, and the friends that accompanied me would vouch the same. It took us all day to get through the fair and experience the vendors on site. I could have easily bought something from everyone, the talent runneth abundant. Check out the full list of vendors at Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn 2013 here.
As for the bell gift, we’ve been busy training everyone–Julia, the dog, each other, guests–that the bell signals dinnertime. Hung in the screened-in porch beside our back door, the round wooden bead produces a sound medium-pitched and loud enough to be heard all around. There’s something about ringing a wooden bead that is so much more appealing to me than a traditional metal-on-metal sound; not grating or eternally reverberating, which is nice. It was a good buy, and one I think we’ll have for awhile.
It’s design is modern, yet perfect for our mid-century home with a classic ivory exterior, and a flashy flash of teal glazing the inside of the bell. They sell them in a few different colors (varying interiors and exteriors) and can be found in the l&m studios etsy shop.
I know a few of you mentioned you’d be at Renegade Brooklyn back in June – What’d you buy? Who’d you see? WHAT DID YOU EAT? (OMG the food.)