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MySF: West Coast Craft 2016

November 15, 2016

It’s not every day you get to meet and shop among some of your favorite craftsmen and women that you follow on Instagram. When West Coast Craft weekend arrives I’m like a kid in a candy store. It was so fun to meet with these designers, discuss their craft and how they got there. These creative individuals are too lovely to keep a secret so here are some of my favorites but a full vendor list and more information on the show can be found on the West Coast Craft site.

With the holidays approaching and coupon after coupon arriving in your inbox, let’s remember to shop small this season!  While West Coast Craft may be over you can still shop these crafted goods, not only will you want them for yourself but they make great gifts.

My top 12 picks from West Coast Craft

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Attalie Dexter – Your jaw will drop when you see her sculptural wall hangings. If Boho chic is your thing, then you will definitely want to check out her work!

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Aleksandra Zee – You will probably recognize her from Instagram or features from Urban Outfitters to 7×7 (see more here). Here work is hung everywhere and you can take a piece home with you – lean it, hang it, style it.

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Canoe – Home goods and accessories, including leather wallplates – what?! Lovely.

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Abacus Row – This jewelry is dainty yet so elegant it will stand out in a crowd. There is not one piece I wouldn’t love to own. Locally sold in SF boutiques including the SF MOMA but you can also shop her online store.

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Fyrn – Locally made in the mission, they are up and coming but I’m already planning on putting an order in for three of their barstools for a client. You are able to mix and match the metal hardware providing endless dreamy combinations.

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Hugo Chair – Brad and I almost pushed each other over for a chance to sit in their chairs that were on display. Made in Alameda and beautiful from every angle, the chair feels as if it “cups” you while you sit. The chair was so comfortable that it’s been added to our “must have” list for our home.

craft-5WKND LA – Cindy is just as sweet in person as she comes across on her Instagram feed.  Sculptural handmade wall hangings and accessories will add beautiful texture to any wall. So many beauties it would be hard to choose just one.

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Alicia Scardetta – I almost ran to this booth the moment I saw it. I loved the color, the texture and well just about everything. Her work stands apart from the crowd with her bold use of color. The hand wrapped work will continue to be a memorable one.

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Knotwork LA – If you caught a glimpse of my Insta story this one was one of the first stops I made upon entering the show. With a great price point and soft colors, it’s easy to select more than one item.  All of their items would make great gifts for the holidays, including these tumblers.

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Aplat – These culinary tote bags are designed to carry food, wine, and gardening supplies – well made and with lots of design options. We selected one as a Christmas gift for a family member! Love this one they did in collaboration with Hygee & West!

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Young in The Mountains – Ceramics and stunning jewelry. There is a reason that the ceramics are sold out online, they are timeless. I now wish I didn’t wait to select but I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be emailing to get on the wait list. Love turquoise jewelry? Be sure to see what she has available as you won’t be disappointed.

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Seedling – I had to include one for the kids, these DIY kits come in a wide variety and encourage creative play. Our niece would love one of these kits, so now I just have to narrow down which one to get her. It will either be this one, this one, or this one.

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I hope you enjoyed this manicured peek into MySF! 

Featured Image: WKND LA

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