West Coast Craft, Fall 2015


If you scroll through the #WestCoastCraft feed on Instagram you’ll notice a few things from last weekend's show: an abundance of color, tons of patterns, hand-printed fabrics, and ceramic everything. From our walk around the show we could glean a few things that are phasing out: wood boards, “heritage” goods, and artisanal soaps, to name a few.

Out of all the new and tired trends, there were a handful of vendors that stood out to us for their flawless craftsmanship or creative offering. We’ve rounded them up below. 

Sisters and architects Madison and Malone Detro started Moseley to combined their love for architecture and fashion. The result is impeccably-crafted sleek leather totes and bags. 

We were happy see Roberta Rennie (a familiar face) with her dark denim and natural leather utility bags. 

Along with incredibly talented makers, we caught up one of our longtime favorite purveyors of goods made all over the world, LA-based Someware Goods.

Cindy Hsu Zell creates geometric wall hangings and jewelry for her brand WKNDLA.

Although they nearly sold out, we had a good look at the new line of pillows from the lovely ladies at Blockshop Textiles.

It's no secret that we've been praising Ambatalia's Furoshiki bed (see our post here) and the in-person presentation at West Coast Craft did not disappoint. The new bedding range is now available for pre-order

One of our favorite booths belonged to fabric, fiber, and dye seller A Verb for Keeping Warm. They attracted us with their wall installation of different colored fabric swatches and their natural dye kits. 

On the paper goods front, we were drawn to the ethereal strokes in Zenaida Sengo's stationary and wall art. Zenaida, who happens to be the lead interior merchandiser at Flora Grubb is also the author of “Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias”.  

After following Tempest Bentley for a while, we were thrilled to see (and touch) their chunky and sustainably-made knits at the show.

Take a look at our favorite discoveries from West Coast Craft Summer 2015 and Winter 2014