Well, actually, it was not all made in New York City but it was all found in NYC.
I wanted to show off some of the awesome finds/people we found at Renegade and in the city at large. I am also highlighting the carpet tiles we decided not to order for our art room floor in the background.
Well, first of all let me explain that I haven't worn necklaces for years, if ever, because I have this whole phobia of things touching/clinging to my neck. Have I mentioned this before? It's bad. Even Ryan can't usually touch my neck without me squirming. Well, somehow at this Renegade a light clicked in my head (or neck) and said, "Hey! Idiot! You can wear LONG necklaces". Okay, light. You are right. Check this out:
Leaves necklace by Cursive. Let it be known that I want everything Sarah and Jon of Cursive make. Let it also be known that they are incredibly sweet and charming people.
Keeping the whole long necklace, yellowish colored, feathery shaped trend alive, I also nabbed the last gold feather necklace from Erica Weiner. (More are available on her website, though. I won't think you're a copycat.)
Still gold, but not feathery is this THIRD necklace by a vendor whose name I can't recall because the necklace was procured in a frantic last-minute trade during closing time of day two. If you made Mr. Donkey, please step up and identify yourself.
Charming letterpressed coasters by ________ (I'm hoping Ryan will fill in the blank on that one because he bought them. Man, we did a bad job of documenting names. This is probably because we had to go to our shopping during the mad little bursts of free time.)
From the "I want everything they make" category again, here is a vase from Kindling:
and here is the vase at work next to another Kindling purchase from Renegade Chicago last year (it's the twig photo holder).
We also bought a couple t-shirts and a poster from Magick Outlaw. I really liked their booth because it was different from a lot of the stuff you see at Renegade. A little more "in your face" if you will.
Black light posters for the indie craft kids is definitely an untapped market.
Other notable acquisitions from other places in the city include:
Middle: Books and zines from Printed Matter, one of my favorite shops/ideas in New York.
Bottom: Vintage math glasses begging for me to create a math inspired cocktail. We got these at Ugly Luggage in Brooklyn (a ridiculously great vintage shop).
I think one of the best things about going to do these big art shows is how you get to immediately get to turn-around and support all the other amazing artists and craftspeople. Not only does it feel awesome to put your money into good people's pockets but you get to take home great things to boot. Win-win!