Whether your home is contemporary, cozy, or eclectic, you’ll find plenty of home décor items to love at Handmade Arcade. Here are a few vendors who can help you make your home uniquely “you!”
Visit Klugworld to visit a colorful world where dogs drive, cats play the drums, and all pets go to Heaven. Dave Klug (you’ve seen his murals at The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, PPG Paints Arena, and Primanti Brothers Restaurants) will be bringing silkscreens, woodcuts, and even pet bowls to add lovable, pet-themed whimsy to your home.
Pittsburgh-based Studio Glass Company is new to Handmade Arcade. Daniel Buchanan makes art glass tableware, lighting, and architectural installations. Vivid colors meet bold shapes in his functional contemporary art pieces. Gaze into a koi pond platter, bask in the warm glow of a glass table lamp, or hang a scene from Pittsburgh’s past on your wall.
Veteran Handmade Arcade shoppers will remember My Favorite Mirror and their pocket mirrors made from kids’ books and magazines. Now they’ve got an expanded repertoire and a new name — Common Rebels. These “purveyors of awesome” offer nightlights, mouse pads, coasters, and other goodies so you can surround yourself with cute stuff. Their funny, cheeky designs feature tacos, rainbow sloths, animals in business wear, hedgehogs, and a whole lot more.
Val Snyder of Simon’s Granddaughter scours antique stores across the country and brings the best treasures back to Pittsburgh. Here, she turns bone china, porcelain, pressed glass, teacups, and candlesticks into one-of-a-kind pieces. We love her elegantly eccentric three-tiered stands, which are perfect for displaying your jewelry or serving high tea. Check out her inspirational Pittsburgh wall plates—a great gift for any sweet, sarcastic yinzer.
In a hilltop studio along the Monongahela River, Hannah Grace Clark paints tranquil scenes starring bears, narwhals, gentle giants, and sleepy seaside towns. Her oil paintings are rich with dreamy detail and tell the story of weird and wondrous creatures in a fantasy world. We think her artwork is a lovely way to invite a little imagination into your home!
Excited yet? That’s not all. From jewelry to bath and body products, there’s lots more to see at Handmade Arcade 2016. View the complete list of vendors here.