"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
_ William Morris
, 19th century craftsman, designer, writer

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Crafty: State of Unique

Heads up, So Cal peeps! If you're looking for something cool to do this weekend (literally and figuratively!) head to downtown L.A. for State of Unique -an upscale craft fair featuring a curated collective of more than 300 top notch vendors and Made-in-America creativity.
(Clever clutch by HIPP & Kirk, above)

 Fostering entrepreneurism and good design since 2008, the event held in the Penthouse space of the California Market Center (110 E. 9th St.) now attracts more than 20,000 stylish shoppers who browse, enjoy free drinks and craft sessions, DJ's and workshops.

This year, the schedule also includes presentations at the Unique Clique Stage:

SATURDAY, August 9 2014
2 - 2:45pm: Ellen Bennett,
founder of Hedley & Bennett
          "The Real ABCs of Taking Your Idea and Making It Into a Business"
4 - 4:45pm: Sonja Rasula, founder of Unique USA/The Unique Space/CAMP
          "1 Part Destiny, 2 Parts Washing Dishes: How to Go from Crappy Jobs to Owning Your Own Empire"
SUNDAY, August 10 2014
2 - 2:45pm: Bonnie Tsang, photographer
                      "The Power of Marketing through Visual Social Media"
4 - 4:45pm: Andrew Gibbs, founder of TheDieline.com
 "Global Trends in Packaging & Design"
Jones Country Road

Taylor Donsker Design

Get hooked by Scout Regalia

Candle from Wild Well Supply

Nora Floral Studio

Tickets are $10 (cash only!) at the door. The first 5,000 tickets sold also include a tote bag designed by a local artist. Well-behaved kids under 12 are free. Just kidding, I made that well-behaved part up...munchkins are free regardless of disposition.

State of Unique
August 9-10
California Market Center
110 East 9th Street
Los Angeles, CA 
11am-6pm both days
(Parking beneath the building $6; Local parking lots also available)

Follow the crafty crew on instagram @UniqueUSA; or Twitter @UniqueLA.

Photography courtesy of State of Unique.

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