Renegade Craft Fair: Our 10 Favorite Finds

Last weekend, the Renegade Craft Fair was held in Downtown LA at Grand Park.  I've been following the event ever since I missed it last year so I was pretty excited to check it out.  From all of the pictures I had seen on social media, it seemed like some pretty talented artists & designers were featured with some products that looked really unique.  

When we got there, we found an abundance of jewelry, laser cut goods, and printed notecards as well as clothes, bags, housewares, etc.  There was also a food section that was pretty neat.  

Overall, we were pretty impressed with all of the objects & goods that everyone had made.  Some of the booths really stood out with products that we could see ourselves buying in the near future.  Since they seem like cool companies that we're excited to follow, we've decided to share them!  Here are our 10 favorite new discoveries: 


ALMINTY3D

We really loved all of these 3D printed goods but the big diamond pendant is what pulled us into this booth.  Ok, maybe the super cute colorful Eames chairs too.  A lot of people are laser cutting but not too many have delved into 3D printing.  So far, we really love what Alminty3D has done with the technology. 

Alminty3D
Los Angeles, CA
www.alminty.com


BIRD OF VIRTUE

We really liked what Bird of Virtue had to offer in terms of unique jewelry.  While not pictured, they were using layering of materials and laser cutting in ways that we had never seen before.  There are some examples of these necklaces up on their site.  Pictured above are their String Theory Necklaces that we also really like.  Lately, we've been really into bold statement pieces that are larger than usual, like the Poppy Jumble necklaces that 31 Bits has had out this season.  The wood blocks that Bird of Virtue uses are slightly mid-century or tiki looking to us, which is just another reason why we're into these necklaces.

Bird of Virtue
San Francisco, CA 
www.birdofvirtue.com


CARDTORIAL

Cartorial's journals with laser-cut wood covers are what caught our eyes right away!  We love the tropical and geometric prints they've come up with.  The layering of colored paper behind the wood really makes these designs pop.  They also had a great selection of laser-cut wood cards that can even be mailed as postcards. 

Cardtorial
Los Angeles, CA
www.cardtorial.com


Dante Perozzi Jewelry

We're super into geometric jewelry so the rectilinear pieces at Dante Perozzi's booth really drew us in.  Her pieces are all handmade and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  The City Scape Pendants were our favorites.  These would make great gifts! 

Dante Perozzi Jewelry
Los Angeles, CA
www.danteperozzi.com


Haus and Home

Delia Hauser's booth featured some pillows with awesome texture (from her Haus and Home line) as well as some unique, graphic quilts (from her Lord and Little line).  I've been really into products that use geometric, modern patchwork to create innovative looks.  And who wouldn't love to cozy up to those fuzzy pillows? 

Haus and Home
Los Angeles, CA
www.deliahauser.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HausandHomeLA
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LordandLittle


INK + SMOG EDITIONS

They had us at vintage signage.  And the Safari Inn no less (swoon).  Freeways and architecture too!  Perfect for anyone who loves LA's landscape (us).  Yes, yes, and yes.  Bonus points for nice fonts. 

Ink + Smog Editions
Los Angeles, CA
inkandsmogeditions.blogspot.com
www.etsy.com/shop/inkandsmogeditions


Paper Parasol Press

Alright, so I didn't want to pick favorites but Paper Parasol Press really killed it in the notecard game.  It's just like we're on the same wavelength.  Mid-century modern homes, a TIKI birthday card, succulents, a retro camper, Los Angeles prints...I could go on and on.  I need them all! 

Paper Parasol Press
San Francisco Bay, CA 
www.paperparasolpress.com


Relm Studios

The ceramics featured at the Relm Studios booth were just too unique to pass by!  The coral sculptures were so fun looking and we could imagine using them for plants, storage, holding knick-knacks, etc.  We could picture any of these in our studio! 

Relm Studios
Portland, OR
www.relmstudios.com


SMARTY PANTS PAPER CO.

While a lot of the vendors at the Renegade Craft Fair were selling notecards, it was Smart Pants Paper Co.'s gift wrap that caught our attention!  Maybe it's our love for succulents but this paper was so bright and fun.  It's not every day that you can get unique paper to outfit your gifts!  Their notecards and other paper products were cute and clever as well.

Smarty Pants Paper Co. 
Knoxville, TN
www.smartypantspaper.com


T-WE TEA

Talk about some clever tea with sass!  We were so into everything that was going on at this booth.  Uniquely flavored teas that offered different effects - we were in.  Especially me, since I'm not a coffee drinker.  There were so many options to choose from that I decided I would shop from home.  Greg picked up a Flaming Prince Charming after he tried a sample.  

T-We Tea
San Francisco, CA
www.t-wetea.com


For anyone interested in checking out the next Renegade Craft Fair in LA, it looks like the next one will be held on December 12 & 13.  Perfect for finding some unique holiday gifts!