This roundup features the shops with the pops, the goods that could, the vendors with the most splendor, and the stores with just that little bit more.
What we love: Christina Mrozik is an artist specializing in prints, pins, and tattoo art. We love her use of color and shading in her organic-yet-other-worldly style. She uses Instagram wisely by giving glipses of her process, showing her art, asking questions, and connecting with a broad range of people via hashtags.
What we love: Marian Bull is a writer and editor from Brooklyn, New York, and she recently launched a shop. She’s quickly making a name for herself with her ceramics brand - her bold use of color and textures brings beauty and interest to the everyday objects she creates, from mugs to bowls. Marian also shows off the value of a collaboration as a way to connect with other artists while expanding your own art.
What we love: Pirrip Press gets the essentials right. Their products, pages, and photos are clean, consistent, and free of clutter. Their printed items are one-of-a-kind and tasteful, while being perfectly presented as both gifts and a treat for yourself. Pirrip Press also connects with shoppers in real life with a wonderful store off Christmas Steps in Bristol, England’s Arts Quarter.
What we love: Portland, Oregon’s Martinhead Rocks makes a killer mix of concert posters, apparel, and unique vinyl toys. We love the fusion of styles, combining influences from retro toys and comics, Pacific Northwest Native American illustrations, and rock posters.
What we love: This, from their bio, makes us love them from the start: “Tuza is a jewelry line born and hand-made in Mexico City and New York. Each piece is meticulously designed to capture the timeless, bold, and elegant nature of the empowered woman.” Featuring glamorous designs that are both playful and wearable, each item is described with an attention to detail that instantly connects shoppers with their work.