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Vendor Gallery – Holiday 2014

November 9th, 2014

December 13th & 14th 2014 11-6PM each day
Fort Mason Center
Herbst Pavilion

Vendor Gallery – JPOP Summer 2014

July 5th, 2014

J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is one of the largest street fair held every summer in San Francisco Japantown, focusing its theme on Japanese pop culture. Last year we attracted over 80,000 people and we are expecting even more people to join us this year! The festival consists of music, art, fashion, food, and film, so you will find something interesting!

J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is an open event and free to attend, but some contents are paid. The booths will be located on Post street, between Laguna St and Fillmore St.

WHEN: July 19th & 20th 2014 from 11AM to 6PM
WHERE : Japantown, California & Union Square

Amos Goldbaum

Art of Natalie McKean

Backstage Boutique

BeeFy & Co.

Bobbin & Rex

by Stacey Monique

CanDid Art Accessories

city girl sf

Dangerous Dagger




Infinitus designs

Jamariko’s Oddities

Jeannine Schafer

Jose Moreno Illustration


Kuso Designer Toys LLC

Mid Century Mod Glass


Mochi Studios

Ms Amanda Jayne

MXM Jewelry

Natural Pop


Oopis Nein


ribbon street

Sakura Haru Design


Snorffles ‘n’ Meeps

Stuart Ratcliff


The Garden Home

The Girl and Rhino


Focus Group for the Self-Employed: $100 for one hour of your time

February 21st, 2014


Intuit Inc. is interested in talking to self-employed individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area about their expense tracking. Whether you consider yourself a contractor, solo-preneur, freelancer, or small business owner, we want to hear from you!  You do not need to have any experience with Intuit products to participate.

Interested individuals should fill out this short form:

Select respondents will be invited to participate in a one-hour session at one of Intuit’s downtown offices. All participants will be paid a $100 Visa gift card for their participation. The meeting date and time will be based on your availability.

Vendor Gallery – Holiday Mini Marketplace @ San Francisco Zoo

December 12th, 2013

Saturday 12/14/13Shopping Hours: 2:00-6:00 PM

Animal Instincts Apparel

Filth Cakes

Gooseberry Press

La Vie en Roses




Friday 12/20Shopping Hours: 3:00-8:00 PM

Bombshell Betty Shop

Granny Panty Designs

Laughing Devil Designs, LLC

Recover Your Thoughts

the modern mama life
J Fein Designs Planteen & Beau Jose Moreno  
Animal Instincts Apparel
Saturday 12/21Shopping Hours: 3:00-8:00 PM

Art of Natalie McKean

Granny Panty Designs

Iris Elise Jewelry

Made In The Haight
VamPotteryVAM Pottery

Penelope’s Den


the modern mama life

 JfeinDesignsJ Fein Designs
Sunday 12/22Shopping Hours: 3:00-8:00 PM

amy rose moore illustration

Dandelion Dreams

Granny Panty Designs

Yarn & Clay by Lina Bailey
Splendid Colors Thumbnail BSplendid Colors

Made In The Haight
Animal Instincts Apparel
PlanteenandBeauPlanteen & Beau
Monday 12/23Shopping Hours: 3:00-8:00 PM

amy rose moore illustration

Dandelion Dreams

Granny Panty Designs

Animal Instincts Apparel

Vendor Gallery – Nightlife Winter 2013

November 12th, 2013

3 Sheets to the Wick

Amos Goldbaum

amy rose moore illustration


Attune Foods

Bug Under Glass


Cakey Monster

Cody Vrosh & Binary Winter Press


Fabric Fun/Magnetic Photos


Garden Apothecary

Geekest Link

Granny Panty Designs


Himalayas by Hand

IMPRESSED by nature

K.M. Knits

Korrupt Label

Laurel Begley Ceramics

Lisa Inez

Little Otto

Miso Handmade


Philanthropic Panda

Pretty fun

Recover Your Thoughts

Red Letter Day
Reflections Jewels 

Rusty Noodle Studios

Scene Not Herd

Sonoma Soapworks

Spiffy Pups

Steph’s Brain Farts

Sun Park

TOM girl Jewelry

VAM Pottery

Villain Accessories


JPOP Vendors – Summer 2013

July 26th, 2013


Anatomology/ Dopamine Jewelry

Anime Couture

Art Work of Natalie McKean

Backstage Boutique


Branch of Life

Brenda’s ceramics & Jewelry

Bugs and Monsters

Cat Makes Things


Ilee Paper Goods

Jade Chocolates

Kuso Designer Toys LLC


Oopis Nein


Paradise Rose Shop

Recover Your Thoughts

Scorpion Sisters

Squee Brigade

Thousand Skies



Woody Miller Art

East Bay Express' Holiday Guide included in Nov 21 issue

November 18th, 2012

The East Bay Express is excited to add a “Made in the East Bay” section to our annual Holiday Guide magazine in the Nov. 21 issue. This section features the products made locally to thousands of holiday shoppers looking for unique gift ideas and wanting to support our local economy by buying local. Not only is it great to support independent storefront businesses, it’s extra warm and fuzzy (not to mention sensible) to support our local artisans  as well!

Over 40,000 copies of the Express’ Holiday Guide will be distributed throughout the East Bay just prior to [Black] Plaid Friday: If you haven’t seen our annual Holiday Guide, check it out here:

The Express’ Holiday Guide is the single best guide to the East Bay for holiday shopping, merriment and activities.

We are also offering deep discounts if you are a current member of Buy Local Berkeley, Sustainable Business Alliance or Oakland Grown. Note: in many cases the savings will cover all or most of the annual membership dues to these nonprofit organizations that the Express proudly supports.

For more information on these organizations:




Are You Working Out of Your Small Studio Apartment?

October 16th, 2012

Share Our Spacious Fully Equipped Sewing Studio
For All Your Needs, From Making to Teaching

• 600 sq ft studio
• Located in the Mission
• Hampshire & Mariposa
• Secure, artist studio building

• Two large cutting tables
• Sewing machines available for use:
Elna straight stitch, JUKI industrials
and Janome sergers
• Access to essentials: cutting mats,
rulers, iron, dress forms, etc.
• Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave
& toaster oven, sink, utensils
• Wireless internet
• Storage space


Hourly, Weekly or Monthly
Rates: hourly / weekly=negotiable
monthly=$600 (25 hrs a week)

Contact info:

Intuit Looking for Participants in Craft Business Study: Earn $500

January 25th, 2012

Focus Group Needed For New Mobile Productivity Management App

The developers of the Intuit mobile application Weave are looking for creative small business owners to participate in a five week long user study. If you are running a creative small business, even if you currently consider yourself a hobbyist/crafter (not supporting yourself on your income) we would love to talk to you!

All you have to do is download our latest version of Weave and actively use it for your business. Each week, developers will be calling or meeting in person to check in with you and gather feedback about how you use Weave to help manage your business. We’ll also be asking you about ideas new additions and modifications to the application.

What is Weave?
Whatever you want to manage – your art, your hobby, your business, your life – Weave helps you tie it all together. A clean and beautiful design helps you easily track todos, income, expenses, projects, and even time spent. Read more about this FREE App at:

– Active use of the Weave app (current and new users welcome!)
– Own a creative product-based business
– Be willing to participate in a one-hour discussion with Weave approximately once a week. This can be a combination of in person meetings and phone calls depending on your locality.
– Own and use an iPhone or iPod touch which runs on 4.0 or later
– Be a current US resident, local to the SF Bay Area preferred but not required.

$500 in a Visa Gift card will be paid to you after you have completed all 5 weeks of the study. No partial payments or compensation for individuals who drop the study before the end date or miss meetings.

For more information and to apply please e-mail:

appreciate these Squishy Monsters

November 20th, 2011

My name is Daniela Muhawi, the creator of Squishy Monsters. I’m a kid at heart; I love cartoons, terrible jokes, sculptures, monsters and of course, art that incorporates all of these things . There isn’t enough monster art for adults out there, and that’s where I decided to create unique graphics and polymer clay creations that both kids and their parents’ would be proud to own. The idea ultimately blossomed after I decided to create a business called “Squishy Monsters” in my free time. It evolved from a website about all things squishy, to a business targeting adults and children who either want to share their homes with little monsters or even put in an order for their own special graphic or sculpture.

My creative process? It typically starts with about 5 cups of tea. After I’ve inhaled copious amounts of caffeine I either begin to scribble something that eventually turns into a monster, or squeeze various colorful clays in my hands until a shape begins to form. These monsters pretty much shape themselves!

I love the fact that there is no limit with what you can design. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time, and the clay that gets stuck in the carpet will be staying there for years to come. As someone with a lot of energy and self-diagnosed ADD, it’s hard to concentrate on the projects and finally get them done, but I’m always thinking of what I’d like to illustrate or create next…so I couldn’t stop making squishy monsters even if I wanted to.


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