If you haven’t noticed already, we are just a little (okay, a LOT) bit excited about Re:Make 2016 coming up next week. Besides our list of seriously inspirational speakers — oh hay, Tyra and Sophia! — we’re mostly excited about the “make” party of the two-day extravaganza. It’s our mission in Internet life to empower women and bring out the maker and shaker in all of us. That’s why our festival day is chock-full of amazing makers and DIY stations to let your creativity flag fly high. Below are our top home decor makers gracing us with their gorgeous handmade goods come Saturday, October 1. From recycled cork planters to colorful letterpress prints, these home goods will have you ready to shop small and redecorate your entire home. Check out our top picks below and check out the full lineup here!
1. People I’ve Loved: Carissa Potter and Heather Van Winckle combine talents to curate this rad Oakland-based shop that’s brimming with all kinds of minimalist home goods. Their trendy graphic pillows, city maps and moon coasters are just what you need to spice up your living room. We could definitely see a few of these eyelash pillows in our favorite lounge spots.
2. Western Editions: The adorable and super sweet duo behind Western Editions will wow you with their cool prints and cheeky letterpress stationery. Based out of sunny Emeryville, these ladies will stock you with all the paper goods you’ll ever need.
3. Marlie & Alfie: Marlie & Alfie’s story began with a “lucky” find at an estate sale in 2013. Since then, creator Cindy has combined soft textiles and rustic horseshoes to create wall hangings that will take any gallery wall to the next level. This Sherbert Horseshoe would look great in a nursery or above a colorful bar. Be sure to check out her booth for the best shoe for you.
4. Heather Palmer: Artist/designer Heather Palmer is all about making unique objects that change your mood. And from the abstract glass and driftwood vases to ceramics and sculptures, her seriously stunning collection does just that. This moon mirror could be hung on a wall or used for bookshelf styling. Either way, it’s sure to brighten your space.
5. Juniper & Fir: Holy macrame! Maya’s handmade indigo dyed works and fiber arts are a boho gal’s dream come true. Her knack for color and texture shines with unique macrame wall hangings and shibori-dyed pillows. Stroll up to her booth, and be ready to invest in a statement-making piece.
6. Maika: Sometimes, maintaining a kept home is all about that organization. That’s where Maika comes in. Maker Viola combines recycled materials and gorgeous prints to create recycled canvas totes and bags perfect for all your storage needs. Have a few toys laying around? Or some random knick-knacks cluttering your coffee table? Just toss ’em in one of these bucket bags, and your unexpected guests will have no idea.
7. Nipomo: Besides being the ultimate beach/camp/park/whatever blanket, Nipomo’s colorful patterns are handcrafted near the Mexico border and inspired by the traditional color and craft of Mexico. Designer Liz Clark works closely with weavers to create new designs and hand crafts the leather straps in her studio in San Francisco. We dare you not to buy one come Saturday, October 1.
8. 3 Fish Studios: SF-based printmaker and painter duo Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin love collaborating and sharing creative projects with locals and artists. Their SF print shop — which is located in the beachy neighborhood of the Outer Sunset — offers colorful prints like this Cali Love Print and print-making classes to master the craft on your very own.
9. Concrete Geometric: Whether you’re looking to add a modern vibe to your home, or just need some concrete accents to balance out your indoor garden, Concrete Geometric has you covered with their geometric mini vessels, which are perfect for holding candles, plants or bits and baubles. They also have a stylish collection of bowls and gilded goods.
10. Newd Elements: This is upcycling at its finest, folks. Newd Elements founder and designer, Rachel, recycles cork and other abandoned odds and ends into modern and everyday items. Her planters and textiles are must-haves.
Are you heading to Re:Make 2016? Give us a shout out on Twitter @BritandCo, and be sure to visit these awesome makers!
(Featured photo via Concrete Geometric)