Monday, September 13, 2010

An Ode to Craft

One of the only redeeming qualities of the unrelenting Chicago summers is the awesome amount of craft/art fairs going on in West Town. I went to the Bucktown Arts Fest with Michelle a few weeks ago and ran into some awesome local craftsters.

Of course, Circa Ceramics' cute, kitchy bowls in bold pastels and vintage prints never cease to prevent my squealing. You really can't lose with selling "wee tiles" and "wee bowls" that feature typewriters, bikes, the cook county flag, holga cameras, and kewpies - irresistibly hipster, right?

Another craftster that remained unique among the countless of garlands, screen prints, and felt plushies, was SODA. Amy's whimsical nature prints simultaneously create beautiful, simple jewelry to wear and cute, compact cups to sip warm autumn drinks! I also appreciate the minimal color palate she has chosen, which includes my favorite shade of tealy blue.