Last Wednesday I visited the One of a Kind Show in Toronto, Ontario (OOAK). Every year I visit to see the works of over 500 Canadian artisans, designers, and craftspeople. This year the show celebrated it's 39th Anniversary! I love to meet and see what other Canadian makers are up to. There are a lot of booths that have been a part of the show for years and years (and years!) but I personally always love to see the new and first time vendors. New to the show this year, The One of a Kind Marketplace was a space to showcase new and emerging makers who are looking to grow their business. At the show there were 132 new makers! Here are some of my show favourites and a few of my purchases:
The Wild (Modern Apparel for Hip Kids) = the cutest hand drawn graphic animals printed on kids clothes and turned into stuffies... and everything is black and white!
Pepper B. = beautiful homegoods ... think pillows, tea towels, and pouches. The pom poms are the best!
Your Pal Al = marbled, dip-dyed, metallic concrete planters with the most adorable cacti plants.
Eikcam = the most beautiful, unique, and fun ceramics. I will take one of everything gladly!
Wrinkle & Crease = simple, clean, neutral, and metallic stationary - need I say more?
A few cute close ups:
Alicja Confections = the prettiest and funnest flavoured chocolate bars, and that's not even the best part... they are postcards too!! Say what?! My heart (and tummy) have been captured. She even has a monthly subscription service: The Confection Club.
Lou Brown Vintage = the funniest repurposed china plates. "No Fucks Left" says the ostrich.
Hinkleville Handmade = Janet makes the sweetest ceramics. I've been a fan for a long time!
If you missed this show, make sure to check out the next: 2017 One of a Kind Christmas Show from November 23 to December 3 or shop online. Makers Make It Better! #OOAKS17