Tropical Terrariums in DC

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Join us this Sunday, July 19th at the Takoma Park location for a terrarium workshop with B.Willow! Liz from B.Willow has a wealth of knowledge and experience with indoor plant design, so even if you think you don’t have a green thumb, you can learn to make a beautiful tropical terrarium that requires little upkeep. If you’re near the DC area, this is a great opportunity to learn from all that Liz has to offer. You can reserve your spot here, and your ticket includes all supplies, along with drinks and snacks.

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Artist Spotlight: Will Holman

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Will Holman is a Designer, Craftsman, and Author living here in Baltimore. His book, “Guerilla Furniture Design” showcases 35 inexpensive projects that can be made from salvaged and recycled materials.
You can visit his website here and see a portion of his work on instructables. Visit the Baltimore store this Friday, June 5th from 6-8 to get his book and have it signed by him.

What is “guerilla” furniture design, and what is the mindset behind it?

Most people think “guerilla” is a military term, but it is really political — someone or something that stands in opposition to the dominant political culture. I use it because I think design and construction are useful means for pushing back against the tidal wave of overconsumption, waste, and consumer passivity that characterize American culture today.

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What events and experiences have led you to this point in life?

I graduated with an architecture degree in 2007, right into the first rumblings of the Great Recession. Instead of getting a traditional architecture job (then in short supply), I took a series of jobs for design-based nonprofits that involved architecture, woodworking, carpentry, and teaching. Over the eight years since I’ve graduated, I’ve lived in rural Arizona, rural Alabama, Chicago, and now back in Baltimore, near where I grew up.

Tell us about your involvement with the community in Baltimore. What are recent ways that people in Baltimore have adopted this “guerilla” mindset in their own lifestyles? What are some good places in the city for people to find materials and tools to get started?

In my day job, I work for the Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation, a non-profit development company that brings safe, affordable, and sustainable space to Baltimore’s creatives. We are working on a large makerspace in the Station North Arts District, to open in 2016. As part of that work, I’ve been helping organize a group called the Industrial Arts Collective, which is a coalition of makers, artists, designers, craftspeople, small businesses, and nonprofits. We are trying to build an inclusive, diverse maker culture in Baltimore, and include groups like the Station North Tool Library, which is a great spot to learn basic woodworking in a welcoming environment.

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What were some of your very first projects/designs? What have been your most recent? Do you have any personal favorites that you’re particularly fond of?

Some of my first pieces, now lost to history, were cardboard chairs for my freshman design studio. Most recently, I’ve been experimenting with open source design, releasing CAD files on a site called Open Desk  so you can download and cut your own version on a CNC router.

 

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1st Friday Jewelry

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Join us this Friday, September 5th to celebrate first friday with our friends from the Baltimore Jewelry Center. Come to the Hampden store to create your own customized piece of jewelry, and browse new pieces from Beth Pohlman, Shane Prada, Mary Raivel, Elaine Zukowski, Maria Louise High, Cory Glasgow, and April Wood. The event will last from 5-8 PM, so please come down for the festivities!

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Terrariums at Madewell

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This past Sunday, we held a joint event with Madewell in Towson, and we had a great time making terrariums with all of you that attended! It was fascinating to see how everybody used their creativity with the tools and plants available. Each and every terrarium looked unique and simply lovely. We want to thank the ladies at Madewell for hosting the event at their beautiful store. Take a look at some photos from that night, and check out our facebook to see some more.

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Love Notes

LoveNotesTableSM We want to extend a big thank you to everybody at MAKE TRIBE, Bmore Papercuts, Kinderhook Snacks, and Esther & Harper for making the Love Notes event a great success! More importantly, we want to thank everybody that attended! We had a great time, and look forward to all of MAKE TRIBE’s creative events in the future. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page.

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#Hash

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This past Thursday, we had the pleasure of hosting Hash Bar, a pop-up event with Blacksauce Kitchen and Union Craft Brewing, at our Baltimore store. We want to thank everybody who made it out that night to hang out with us. As small independent businesses, we all appreciate the support from the community immensely. We had a blast, and hope y’all did too! For those who could not make it, and for everybody that just doesn’t want to forget all the delicious tastes, here are some photos:

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Scout Books Release Party

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We were happy to host a Scout Books release party at the Baltimore store this past Friday! Andrea Kalfas and Lisa Perrin, both Baltimore-based illustrators, designed their own respective sets of notebooks and we celebrated their efforts with them. If you were unable to attend, don’t fret! We are stocking their notebooks, so come by to pick up a set or two. Andrea Kalfas’s notebooks feature some spectacular artwork of the constellations, and Perrin’s notebooks feature gorgeous illustrations of flora and fauna. Thanks to everyone who came out!

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Labor Day Sale!

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We are having a huge sale this Labor Day, Monday September 2nd from 10am to 5pm. One item of your choice is 30% off! How amazing is that? You cannot miss this opportunity! Now is your chance to own those gorgeous pair of earings you have been eyeing, or that mahogany dinning room table. Just interested in a Book, well that would be 30% as well. Sale applies to in-stock, non-consignment items. It’s your time to decide, choose wisely!

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Baklava Couture Pop-Up

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Join us this Saturday, August 18th, from 12-3pm in the Baltimore shop for delicious baklava and other Eastern Mediterranean delicacies from DC-Based Baklava Couture. Their food is made with quality ingredients, including Greek olive oil and local honey! The event will continue in the DC Shop this Sunday from 12-3pm. La Mano Coffee Bar will also be featuring artisanal coffee beverages from 12-2pm in the DC Shop. So stop by, this Pop-Up is going to be delicious!

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Kinderhook Snacks-Kickstarter Tasting!

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Join us this Saturday from 1-3pm at the Baltimore Trohv shop for a Kinderhook Snacks tasting! Kinderhook creators Katie and Marie will be premiering new snacks! In addition to new treats, the usual favorites will also be available for purchase, among them are the extremely delicious Salted Chocolate Chip cookies, Coconut Honey Macaroons, and Chocolate Chili cookies. Help these local snack-makers raise funds for their new commercial kitchen. Click here to check out their Kickstarter page for more information on how you can help them reach their goal. Stop by this Saturday and get Kinderhook’d on snacks.

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