Back in November, I went to the Renegade Craft Fair at The Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. There was around 200 independent Makers attending it, which were coming from all over UK and even US offering a wide range of creations.
Sarah Louise Matthews
My first crush was for Sarah Louise Matthews delicate paper-cut creations. I am particularly fan of her cactus and her beautiful flowers!
Anna Wiscombe and Scout Editions
The wooden birds, flowers and accessories from Anna Wiscombe got me stopping. I especially liked her flower earrings as well as her littleplywood houses which she did in collaboration with Scout Editions. I also found interesting what Wai and Pui, the founders of Scout Editions, and particularly their cactus folded cards 🙂
To stay on wood creations, I also noticed the unique and colourful jewellery pieces of Materia Rica whose collections have very varies inspiration sources.
I also fell in love with Nylon Sky jewels which have a very geometric style and are mixing different materials including maple wood and plexiglass. I actually bought a pair of earrings from them which you will probably see in one of my upcoming looks 🙂 On top of making jewels, they have recently started to make cute little notebooks.
A Weathered Penny
I also spotted A Weathered Penny, a little British jewellery brand, playful and minimalist. I like the simplicity and the delicacy of Kayleigh’s creations which can be stacked together. In terms of colour, anyone can find something they like as the jewels are plated in silver, gold 18 carats or rose gold. In a similar style, I also liked the constellation necklaces in brass and silver from Oh Someday which can be seen on one of the pictures below.
I got hooked by the beautiful silk and cotton printed scarves of Passa Paa. I also really liked the raw style of their hemp bags which are adorned with stitched leather. These creations, which are re-interpreting the traditional motifs of the Hmong ethnicity, are created by a design studio based in Laos and are handmade by local artisans.
Ella Masters Studio and The City Works
There was a lot of choice from the illustration point of view, but my favourites were the ones of Ella Masters Studio and The City Works. These two illustrators have very different styles but I really liked the colourful and naive world of Ella, and the geometric and almost labyrinth like side of The City Works illustrations and stationary.
There was a wide range of people showcasing interior design creations and products with my favourites amongst them being the cacti and succulents of Geo-Fleur, the glass objects and terrarium from Monti by Monti, the beautiful vases and plates of Pen + Gravy as well as the candles from East Wick and Evermore. These last two ones are selling their handmade small batch candles made from soy wax and paraben free essential oils. I particularly liked the Grapefruit and Bergamote candle from Evermore as well as the more classic Vanilla and Cinnamon one from East Wick. Evermore also offers potpourris made from local organic flower farms.
I hope you liked my little selection 🙂 It was not easy as there was lots of talented exhibitors (but there was also stuff which left me a bit sceptical)! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to discover more about my little world!
Have a nice day!