Rachel Rosolina began xoxo press in August of 2013 as an excuse to play with pens and paper. For better or worse, others encourage her slightly ridiculous sense of humor and art. She believes that even the most mundane phrases deserve a little flourish—and that a beautiful word might just save the world.
Ohmmygolly Press was born from a passion for the craft of binding books. Binder Brittany Davis uses this passion to express her love of paper, sculpture, and intentional utilitarian objects. She thinks of each handmade book as a blank slate designed to house and protect pieces of the human spirit.
The BHM holiday market is only 3 DAYS away! Are you ready to shop and enjoy yourself?! We have one final group of vendors to introduce you to (clockwise from top left):
Van Vintage Design: Jacqui of Van Vintage Design has been building re-purposed dispensers for the past 2 years, and can often be found at estate sales and flea markets. She is proud to outfit several restaurants and distilleries around the country with her unique, one of a kind lighting.
Anya Pany: Anya Pany creates whimsical illustrations using negative space. Her favorite materials are gouache, ink an color pencils. Anya was born in Soviet Ukraine and has lived in the US since 1999. These two polar worlds continue to blend and inspire her artwork.
Brown County Glassworks: Anne Brahaum of Brown County Glassworks took stained glass classes all through high school and fell in love with the beauty of glass. She spent the next 15 years experimenting with all of the different ways she could use the copper foil method to make 3D functional objects. Then she took a glass fusing class and the process of melting glass instantly mesmerized her. She left stained glass behind and has been enjoying exploring the endless glass kilnforming possibilities ever since.
Conduit Press: Talia Halliday started Conduit Press in 2009 after being inspired by her fellow Bloomington artists. Her work is comprised of two dynamic lines: leather and book art. Her leather work includes leather journals in a variety of styles and sizes, refillable leather notebooks for the on-the-go guy or gal, as well as leather clutches, bags, and wallets. Her book art is categorized mostly by the use of reclaimed/discarded books that are transformed into holders of things special, like flasks, wedding bands, love notes and more!
Get yourself on down to the Bloomington Convention Center (3rd and College) this Saturday, November 9th to say hello to the vendors we've featured here over the past couple of months. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Can you believe there are only four days to go until the BHM holiday market event?! We're so excited about our fabulous vendor lineup this year! You certainly won't want to miss these talented folks (clockwise from top left):
Sara December Rose: Sara creates beautiful goods for everyday life - simple embroidered cards, handmade paper goods, tote bags, jewelry, and photographic prints.
Get Lathered Soap Company: The Get Lathered Soap Company is owned and operated by Rhonda Frye of Indianapolis. Rhonda formulates premium, skin-loving soaps with fun and beautiful techniques. This fusion of art with science results in exceptional soaps that are wonderful to see and to use. Other product offerings include liquid soaps, solid shampoos & conditioners, and lip balms. Visit Get Lathered at the market to experience these affordable luxuries for yourself!
Lit Knits: Lit Knits is the brainchild of knitter and avid reader, Laura Sparks. Based in her Bloomington, IN arts and crafts bungalow, Lit Knits marries modern knit styles with well-loved books, characters, and authors. The shop started off in early 2011 with just a few simple designs - contemporary patterns with classic lines that reminded Laura of some literary favorites, like Virginia Woolf and Scout Finch, Northanger Abbey and Ishmael. Laura has since incorporated new techniques and more luxury yarns (with some sublime literary marvels!), creating a forward-thinking collection that is always fresh, a little luscious, and delightfully literary.
Christie Cooper Ceramics: Christie Cooper is an artist and ceramics instructor living and working in Bloomington, IN. She received her BFA in ceramics from Indiana University. She continues to work primarily in clay and is an instructor at the Waldron Arts Center and the Bloomington Clay Studio.
See you all very soon!
This group of vendors is sure to bring you delight! Even more delight that pumpkin spice latte you're enjoying with a pumpkin muffin. Clockwise from top left:
Paper Acorn: Paper Acorn offers a unique mix of handmade gift boxes and home decor; all created from paper! Gift boxes, luminaries, garlands and paper dolls are just a few things available at Paper Acorn. All items are original designs, crafted by hand by Jessica Wolf.
smollthings: Tracy Smoll of smollthings is a potter, artist, and teacher from West Lafayette, Indiana. She has been teaching in Montgomery County for the past 10 years, and makes coffee mugs with original carved stamps and floral designs.
The Wind and The Sail: The Wind and The Sail makes sweet, modern plush and rattles that are whimsical and fun. Everything from giraffes to hippos, dachshunds to rhinos in bright patchwork colors. Each item is handmade with heart in a tiny little house in Southern Indiana.
Only a few weeks to go until the big event on November 9th! Clear your calendar and get ready to shop.
Don't you just love fun things you can put in your kitchen, hang on your walls, or display on your bookshelves? This group of vendors delivers. From left to right:
Dickinson Kitchenware: Dickinson Kitchenware is a small family business that uses locally harvested hardwoods to create kitchenware that is both appealing and completely functional. They use only hand techniques and power tools, no CNC machines or lasers, to create each of their kitchenware pieces. Every piece is sanded then oiled in a food safe oil and are ready for use!
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles: Jodi Lynn is an illustrator from Metro Detroit. Born and raised in Michigan she finds much of her inspiration from exploring the outdoors and learning about science.
Read Write Books: Read Write Books is a line of journals and stationery inspired by modern design and vintage books.
Start making space in your home now for these great items! November 9th is coming up fast.