This weekend the Renegade Craft Fair came to East London. A curated indie-craft marketplace showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary craft and design it has counterparts in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and San Francisco.
Despite a very wet weekend, droves of shoppers browsed the cheery halls of the Truman Brewery. Here were some of my favourites.
I Am Acrylic are a Spitalfields based duo who make colourful and imaginative brooches and necklaces out of acrylic. Painstakingly hand cut so each piece is unique, designs feature cute abstract landscapes, cheeseboard brooches and cactus necklaces.
I fell in love with the talented illustrator etched with delicate markings littered her stand.
Super cute wares from OhOhRachio.
Precious things out of simple materials – bone china jewellery crafted in the shape of diamonds and facets by Moko.
Another beautiful alter ego of the amazing Kaye Blevgard was Datter Industries – a collection of ethereal narrative jewellery.
Candy coloured ceramic brooches, rings and faceted boulder brooches by Made by Me Me Me – sugary perfection!
Unusual geometric and collage vases and tableware by Laura Lane
Literally my best find of the day was Eclectic Eccentricity [and i’m not even a jewellery person] – specialising in re-imagining vintage components – this imaginative brand adorns jewellery with striding dinosaurs, shooting rockets, and mythical trees bedecked with precious stones. LOVE.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
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