Maven Urban Design + Craft Fair is on hiatus for a few months - the response to the show has been awesome, and I'm currently looking for a bigger space to host our next event! The tentative date for the next show is Saturday, May 12, 2007. If you're an artist and you're interested in applying, please send me an email at email@example.com. If you're a customer and you want to catch all of the latest Maven news and reviews, please sign up for our newsletter on the right.
Thanks and I'll see you all soon!
Napintas means beautiful in Ilocano, the language of designer Lisa Juachon's parents. Lisa makes wearable art, including rings, necklaces, & pendants - things that are small and cute, for beautiful people. The Berkeley based jeweler is working with three series in sterling silver this season: "I'm with the D.J.", "Leaf Me Alone" & "Roots".
Cindy Meyers likes to stay busy by being a writer, working in a French bistro, and designing her excellent line of screenprinted tshirts, Ravenswood. Cindy grew up in Chicago, and her designs are influenced by the gritty factories and rusted out buildings she saw in the Midwest. The water tower tshirt, pictured above, is based on a photo Cindy took in rural Michigan. She also loves 19th century advertisments, illustrations and strange machines.
Voted Best Of The Bay this year, Evarize is the Bay Area's first cut and sew boutique! Owner Erica Varize creates dresses, scarves, and handbags with vintage fabrics in her San Pablo Ave. shop. Stop by Maven on Sunday the 3rd and let Erica help you design the perfect outfit!
Mette Vangso invites you to treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience, anywhere, anytime, with her Pleasure Pillows. Using only the finest silks and ultrasuede, these lavender-infused Pleasure Pillows can be heated or cooled to help you achieve deep relaxation. Each pillow is filled with organic buckwheat and flax seeds, as well as natural herbs & botanicals to achieve the maximum therapeutic benefit.
Find the pleasure principle at www.mettevangso.com
CAT'S ORIGINAL BOOKTALES
Cat's goal is to encourage people, especially young people, to read. Each piece she creates is an expression of herself.
Check out Cat's expression at www.catsoriginalbooktales.com
Grace Woo's whimsical line of notecards, called New Year Designs, are printed in San Francisco by a union-owned shop. Her professional training is as a graphic designer, but it's her degree in Anthropology that has led cultural symbols and motifs to find their way into her card designs. The Happy New Year pig jumping over the fence is my personal fave.
Find your fave at www.newyeardesigns.com
Heather Henry's jewelry is inspired by her love of Art Deco design. Heather studied with a female silversmith to learn metalworking, and she taught basic jewelry making classes for five years before starting her own company. HLDWare is sold in gift and museum shops in the Bay Area and beyond, including the National Museum Of Women in The Arts.
Riquelle Small is the creative force behind Pretty.fun/ RXdesigners, her two distinctive sof jewelry. With Pretty.fun, Riquelle uses skills she learned in kindergarten - with RX, the stones' natural healing properties are called out to help the wearer look and feel good! "I love what I do," Riquelle explains. And it shows.
Check out more of Riquelle's work at www.riquelle.etsy.com