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My husband and I love old cars. He once restored a 1966 Volkswagen Beetle, and we can’t seem to let go of our 1985 Toyota pickup truck. So of course I was drawn to the Half Hitch Goods space at last week’s West Coast Craft show. Owner and curator Carrie Caillouette created a boutique on wheels—which she calls her Rolling Shoppe—out of her Volkswagen Vanagon T3. Inspired by the process of gifting, Half Hitch Goods offers heirloom treasures that are one-of-a-kind and handmade by artisans.

The truck may look small, but it is able to carry a lot of merchandise, so you’ll be able to find gifts for the easiest to the pickiest. The Half Hitch Goods Rolling Shoppe is usually set up around the San Francisco area, and you can keep track of where it will be here. For those of you outside of the Bay Area, fortunately, there’s also an online shop.

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{ All images by Lisa Wong Jackson }

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Micaela Greg at West Coast Craft

by Nancy on December 16, 2014

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When I first walked into Micaela Greg‘s booth at the West Coast Craft show, I was oohing and aahing over their soft and beautiful knitwear for women. Then out of the corner of my eye, I found a table with their kids’ line. I brought along my friend, Lisa, to take pictures at the show, and we just about fell over when we saw these adorable sweaters and sweatpants for babies and toddlers.

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Micaela Greg is founded by two sisters, Marie and Karen Potesta, and all of their clothing is made in California. They use the softest Italian yarn—the kind that you want to wear all day and just live in. The kids’ sweatpants have modern and cute geometric patterns, and coordinate perfectly with their striped sweaters!

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{ All images by Lisa Wong Jackson }

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Carin’s Paper Party

by Joanna on December 15, 2014

carinspaperpartyAre you one of those people who sends out cards every holiday season? I always try to be, but it seems like my intentions get the best of me. That’s why I was delighted to discover the Etsy shop of my college friend Carin, called Carin’s Paper Party. Not only are her adorable holiday cards available in paper form, but they are always available as a download!

Here’s what that means: You can save on shipping time by downloading her awesome Hanukkah artwork and printing it yourself. Perfect for all those last-minute people out there (read: me). Oh and my personal favorite? The adorable doxie menorah design shown above.

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{ Images via Carin’s Paper Party }

 

 

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One of my favorite things to give (and get!) is jewelry. So when I saw the Myers Collective booth at West Coast Craft, I was so excited. At first glance, displayed on the table, the jewelry looked very structured. But once I picked them up, I was amazed by the delicate movement of each piece.

It turns out, Jenny Myers, the designer of these handmade creations, is also an architect. Her jewelry incorporates sleek, clean lines with elegance and femininity.

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My favorite piece was Jenny’s necklace combo, Line 01A/01B/01C. Made with Japanese silk cord and brass, they come in three different sizes which you can wear separately or all together. I love how versatile they are, and that they can easily go from day to night.

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anthology-mag-blog-meyers-collective2{ All images by Lisa Wong Jackson }

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Hopscotch

by Joanna on December 11, 2014

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It’s that time of year again—gift-shopping season! I’m always on the lookout for gift-giving sources and my latest favorite is Hopscotch, a London-based online boutique. They believe in good design and have stocked the shop with some gorgeously hand-picked pieces. The mix is a curation of products from the U.K., along with works by international designers and vintage pieces from Europe. From yummy fragranced candles to linen pillows and pastel pens, they make for some truly unique gifts.

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 { Images via Hopscotch }

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