Thanks for attending!

Thank you to everyone for coming out last night, we had a great time.  Once I know how much we raised for 826 Valencia, I’ll let you know.

 


vendor profile: Tiny Sparks Design

Tiny Sparks Design is a small woodworking studio in San Francisco, California where Brad Boggie designs and creates original screen printed artwork on wood.

Each piece is crafted individually; from milling the wood to hand-applying the finish, he hand makes both decorative and functional items. Brad creates his original designs to be simple and whimsical, cute in design and refined in execution.

 

 

 


vendor profile: The Postage Service

The Postage Service is the passionate pursuit of Christine Schaefer. An active world traveller with a strong background in art history, architecture and interior design, it was postage stamps that finally encapsulated all my interests within their diminutive dimensions.

 

 

 


vendor profile: Pererina Girl

Peperina Girl was born out of my love for nature and passion for design.

I was introduced to nature while growing up in Rosario, Argentina. Every summer, my mother would pack up the whole family and take us camping to the mountains of Córdoba. We would always set up our tent at the same spot, right next to the crystal clear waters of the Calamuchita River. In the afternoons, my grandmother Amelia would take my sister, my brother, and me on long hikes in search of peperina* for our afternoon mate**.

Since I moved to California, nature has continued to play a wonderful role in my life. Not only I have learned from its beauty and wisdom, but I am also able to find inner peace and creativity from its power. Whether biking in the hills of Redwood Park or snowboarding at Lake Tahoe, I always feel incredibly thankful and inspired by those who helped preserve nature.

As a graphic designer, I am interested in using my creativity and skills to impact the world in a positive way, while contributing to matters that are close to my heart. Thus, inspired by my desire to help protect our beautiful earth, along with my love for design and paper, I created Peperina Girl.

* a type of peppermint that grows in the mountains of Córdoba, Argentina
** a South American tea considered a tradition typical of the “Gauchos”.


vendor profile: note•ify

I like animals, all kinds.  I like farms too.  I am a photographer, so it’s no surprise that I have a lot of photos of animals and farms.  I started making my photos into graphics and turning them into cards as gifts for the people in my life who also like animals and farms.  One day I decided to try and sell them.  Now here I am – selling note cards, gift tags and other paper products out of the photographs I take of animals, farms, nature, and all that’s around me.  I call it farm chic and eco-friendly, you can call it, note•ify.

And really, who knew so many people loved pigs?

 

 

 


vendor profile: lemonade handmade

I’ve been making jewelry since I was a kid- I was always googly-eyed walking into a bead store and collected beads like other kids would collect stickers or matchbox cars.

As an adult, I returned to making jewelry when I was working on my Ph.D.- I needed to do SOMETHING that was creative and that was ANYTHING BUT running statistical analyses! Little did I know that creative escape would land me here (so happy to be here, by the way).

I love, love, love creating. I will go on benders when I am filling notepads with designs and can’t wait until I have that precious time when one of my kiddos is napping so that I can try and realize my visions. It’s thrilling to me to take a sketch and make it real, and even more rewarding when my work makes someone else feel just a bit more glamorous.

I’m really happy to say that the silver and 14K gold that I use in my designs come from reclaimed metal. I also use eco-friendly metalsmithing practices in my studio.

I love to design pieces with clean lines and a modern feel, and then to create interest by mixing metals and textures. I’m constantly working on new designs, so be sure to come back often!

 

 

 


vendor profile: kelly malone

From the 7×7 article,

In 2007 Kelly Malone had an enviable job as a stylist for Victoria’s Secret and was in New York City when she received a fateful phone call from her San Francisco doctor. “He told me I had ovarian cancer,” says the Philly native, who moved to SF in 2005 to work as a visual merchandiser for Gap, Inc. The then-33-year-old promptly quit VS and underwent chemotherapy. “I didn’t want to sit at home and feel sorry for myself, so I threw a party in my backyard for all my friends to sell their handmade crafts.”

Now known as Indie Mart, the cult festival, which occurs six times a year, has outgrown the backyard and moved into rock-music venues all over the city (110 local craft vendors and more than 2,000 visitors attended the most recent event at Thee Parkside). Its wild-fire momentum propelled Malone, now 35, to open Workshop, a DIY studio in NoPa, last September. “Indie Mart is where you go to buy and sell handmade; Workshop is where you come to make it,” says Malone.

Workshop’s industrial space features a slew of sewing machines, an arsenal of gleaming saw blades, light bulbs galore, DJ turntables, a PBR-stocked fridge and a healthy supply of miscellaneous cast-offs from Malone’s frequent trips to Urban Ore in Berkeley. Patrons pay a nominal fee for DIY classes on, among dozens of other topics, how to sew secret condom pockets into pillowcases, build succulent gardens from old shoes and engineer chandeliers from—what else?—zip ties. Expert instruction is imparted by neighborhood artists and Malone herself. Mood music is courtesy of power tools and Black Sabbath on vinyl. “It’s rock ’n’ roll. It’s grassroots. It’s about stepping away from the computer and doing something creative with your hands,” says Malone, who credits her current remission to all the fun she’s having. “If the cancer didn’t happen, I’d probably still be in New York, doing some exhausting corporate job. Instead, I’m in San Francisco having the time of my life.”


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