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the design junkie. Color, line and shape. Form AND Function rule your choice in the sexy objects you surround yourself with.

  • Afterglow Studio + Artisan Light Sculpture
  • Alex Watson Pottery + Functional Art for Everyday
  • Ash & Ore + functional leather luxuries
  • BirdDog Press + Fabric-inspired Letterpress Paper Goods
  • By Elke + All Things Handmade
  • Fig+Yarrow + modern apothecary
  • Haute Nature + Reuse.Reclaim.Reimagine.
  • Ink Lounge Creative + screenprint art
  • Jane E Roberti + mixed metal jewelry & accessories for ladies & men
  • January Jones + city prints
  • Make My Notebook + Hand Silk-Screened Spiral Notebooks
  • Mr.Lentz + upcycled salvage jewelry & accessory design
  • Mukee + Upcycled Skateboard Jewelry & Accessories
  • Poiesis Design + modern laser cut wood designs
  • Red Camper + Traveling Lifestyle & Modern Souvenirs
  • Sjotime Industries + furnishings that merge traditional woodworking craftsmanship with modern design techniques
  • Spruce Jewelry + Organic, Modern Jewelry
  • Studio 22 + functional & assemblage art
  • Swear Jar Design + Handmade Jewelry, Silversmithery
  • Sweet Letter Press + design + letterpress
  • Swell Brand + quirky, irreverent, loved-in clothing

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See the entire Gift Guide 2011 on our new website and continue to tune in here for the Gift Guide 2011 series.


Kat Marhefka’s creative journey has taken her through many mediums, jobs, cities and time zones. She is  a Swiss-trained graphic designer,  a lover of analytical problems and constantly fussing with tactile objects. She lives to laugh & be happy.

A true minimalist at heart; Kat covets sexy, streamlined product design and Danish modern furniture. Spruce Jewelry Design combines a love the geometry of nature, twisting and unfurling into magical patterns, shifting the moment you look away  – Inspired by you & the earth, made for all of us. We all deserve something beautiful.

Now we’re hitting our stride! A great site visit today renewed our energy for putting on this market and now we are thrilled to keep bringing you more of the amazing, innovative, handmade goods you can expect to be lining the mercado stalls at the Gypsy Farm Market every day up to the September 17th open! This gypsy girl has been busy time-traveling, but we’ve finally captured her just long enough for this two-day Firefly event …

Vintage Renewal is committed to redesigning tired vintage and second-hand pieces into fresh retro bohemian works of art for your home, studio, office and your very own wardrobe! We redesign art pieces for your home and wardrobe that are sustainable with a minimal effect on the environment by focusing on vintage and recycled materials.

We proudly construct usable art objects inspired by past decades, fashion styles, different cultures, antique furniture, and vintage craft books. Our high-end product will reflect cutting edge eco-designs made with loving care by local Indie Redesigner, Jeanne Connolly. We continue to collaborate with local artisans, crafters and designers to stay at the forefront of indie eco-design and to create a sense of community.

And remember, Be Green, Buy Vintage, Buy Handmade!

In the hottest days of the summer in 2006 in Brooklyn, New York, a sweet team of two created a sweet symbol of their sweet love affair. . . Sweet Letter Press began with what doesn’t get much sweeter. . their wedding invitation.

Graphic designer Elizabeth Eastman and artist/illustrator Matthew Winheld moved westward and have expanded their thriving letterpress business far beyond their own wedding invitation to offer a full line of letterpress stationery. All printing is done by hand (and of course with lots of love) on their 117 year old press in their North Boulder Studio.

Sweet Letter Press offers a myriad of paper goods including greeting cards, note card sets, invitations, stationery and gifts. Their products combine modern design sensibilities with traditional letterpress printing, with themes ranging from elegant to irreverent. The result is fresh and tactile, and each run is unique. All of their products are printed on tree-free & recycled paper and packaged in biodegradable sleeves.

Come visit Firefly Handmade and see just how sweet letterpress printing can be!

S W E E T  L E T T E R  P R E S SBlogEtsy
Sweet SPARK | Design + Letterpress Studio
4593 N Broadway, Suite C118 Boulder CO 80304
{ring} 720.379.3232  {browse}

Our french is a bit rusty, but there is a phrase that we love: je ne sais quois … it means that certain something that is elusive and wonderful: nearly beyond words. BirdDog Design + Letterpress is exactly what that phrase seeks to express.

Every last scrap of goodness in Allison Bozeman’s world has that beyond-words quality. You will never see a BirdDog display, card, or fabric design that has not received a heaping large tablespoon of genuine TLC and creative consideration. Alli’s design sense and consistent craftsmanship astounds even the most seasoned handmaidens near and far.

Her products, designs, collections and most importantly her contagious chuckles and grins, tell it all. This gal has not just created a brand, she IS a brand in the way that goes far beyond corporate identity or savvy marketing strategies. She is the country farm girl version of an entrepreneur. When you find yourself anywhere near her it makes you want to squeeze some lemons, stitch your initials on a feedsack tea towel and write a couple of heartfelt notes to the ones you love best. Her amazing letterpress work has all the charm of days-gone-by but with a design aesthetic as fresh as the next five minutes.

BirdDog Press |  324 Main Street  |  Lyons, CO
design + letterpress // eco-crafted paper goods
a design studio with a collaborative approach. a print shop with an eye for craftsmanship in place of perfectionism. we love pattern and perspective. we honor history with modern technology. we heart handmade and live for a story well woven. we use { and re-use } every last scrap.

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