Brooklyn comes to SF (and LA)

I may have mentioned that being in San Francisco on Saturday for the Remodelista market made Aron and I wax nostalgic for New York–just a little bit. (It happens. No surprise, right?) So I don’t know if it was better or worse that Heath’s display space was filled with goods for the home and table by Brooklyn-based artisans and designers (many of whom we have featured on Hither & Thither in the past–like leather satchels by Marlow Goods, and a canvas tote featuring our favorite restaurant, candies by Liddabit Sweets, and Ginger Syrup by Morris Kitchen).

But in fact, what’s remarkable is that the handmade culture that really started thriving in places like Portland and Brooklyn has taken hold across the country, and we can enjoy these makers–as well as so many others–right here in California. I’m looking forward to discovering a whole new set of “makers” on this coast.

If you’re in the area (or LA–the show runs simultaneously in Heath’s San Francisco and Los Angeles stores), you should definitely check it out. (As if Heath ceramics and tile weren’t reason enough.) And if you miss this event, it looks like there are going to be other special exhibits/retail events coming through on a regular basis.

Through January 13.

P.S. Jen Causey’s book, Brooklyn Makers

, grew from her photo project “The Makers.” Have a look: the site is gorgeous! Meanwhile, I’ll be looking up the recipe for my favorite Beer & Pretzel Caramels in The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook

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