Author Archives: Brittany Bly

Pop Shop Houston May 2014 Festival Revisited

rainbow sculptures may 2014 | Origami Crane Sculpture by Josh Davis | Sculptures at Pop Shop Houston Art Festival

Pop Shop Houston: We’re never doing this again. . . UNTIL NEXT NOVEMBER! What a wonderfully crazy, joyous and wild ride this has been. We just finished our 4th big event in our 2nd year. Things have changed so much over the last two years that it’s a good time to reflect. Let’s talk about […]

Pop Shop Houston Festival May 2014

Kids Area by Stephanie Toppin Pop Shop Art Fest | Art and Sculptures at Pop Shop Houston Festival | Spring Street Studios

Pop Shop Houston – Indie craft festival returns to Silver Street Studios Pop Shop Houston returns to Silver Street Studios on May 3-4 for two days of Houston’s best indie design, art, and music. Featuring over 90 local vendors, Pop Shop Houston has a blend of fine art and practical goods from all kinds of […]

How to Make a Succulent Terrarium – Glass Bowl Terrarium

Terrariums Video Still | Title Screen for How to Make a Succulent Terrarium Instructional Video by Pop Shop America

I love having green all around me, especially when I’m indoors. That’s why I have a succulent terrarium in every single room in my house! Terrariums are indoor gardens that are remarkably easy to care for. They are especially easy when you find the right plants that work for you. I’m a huge fan of […]

Let’s Dance-Matthew’s Playlist

Olympic Ayres - Magic - artwork | Playlist at Pop Shop America Music Blog | Spotify Playlists

Here is an indie dance music playlist curated by Matthew Krecji. Matthew is known as “that tall smiley guy” at Mercantile and Double Trouble. He has stellar taste in music and supports local arts. Pop Shop will have a guest playlist each month to keep you rocking. Have a listen and let’s dance! 

Houston Maker Awards 2012-2014

Maker Awards Best Makers in Texas | Jeremiah from Bravado Spice | Local Foods Houston

We had an overwhelming amount of responses to Pop Shop Houston’s First Annual Maker Awards! All of these talented makers will receive gifts and prizes from yours truly here at Pop Shop Houston. Keep your eye on all the makers that participate in any Pop Shop event this year and we’ll let you know when […]

What to Plant in Zone 9 this Spring

What to plant in zone 9 in spring - gardening for Houston

The time has come. We’ve had the last of our cold fronts and it’s time to admit that the Houston summer is upon us. So let’s turn lemons into lemonade. Or better yet, let’s plant a lemon tree so that we can have lots of lemons in the future. Here are some of our favorite […]

The Best Handmade Markets in Texas

Best Handmade Markets in Texas

Nothing is better than travel, especially if you are in Texas! We’ve got big wide open skies tons of natural scenery and lively culture. This state is so big that the markets from El Paso to Dallas can vary stylistically so significantly. And traveling from different cities in Texas can feel like driving to a […]

Crafty Mix Tape

Wild Moccasins Album Release | Wild Moccasins 88 92 Album | Music Shows in Houston | Arts and Music in Houston TX

In celebration of the Wild Moccasins 88 92 that is released on February 8th, we made this playlist full of awesome tunes from Houston and a few bands from different parts of Texas. Click here to listen to the playlist through Spotify. It’s perfect for your studio while you’re getting creative.  And join us at a free […]

Holiday Sales from Handmade Companies

Lisa Chow Artist | Best Artists in Texas | Handmade Art Shops | Etsy Shops from Houston

This holiday season can be filled with handmade gifts. You can even save a buck without having to stand in a line or wrestle you sale items out of someone else’s hands. All of this shopping can be done online, in the comfort of your own home, and arrive before the Holidays. Vegan Apparel   […]

Spruce Tour Takes on Houston

Spruce Upholstery Completed Room | From the Spruce Upholstery Book | Learn how to Reupholster Furniture from the Pop Shop America Contemporary Art Blog

To celebrate the release of Spruce: A Step by Step Guide to Upholstery, author Amanda Brown and “the Sprucettes” toured the Southern USA.  Starting out in Austin TX, their hometown, the author and team have travelled to Atlanta and New Orleans and made their way to Houston Friday November 22nd 2013. They cruised around in […]

A Picture Tour of Space Montrose Handmade Boutique

Space Montrose Boutique | Handmade Boutique at Westheimer & Dunlavy

Space Montrose Handmade Boutique opened their new location this weekend. It’s a hop skip and a jump away from their old boutique in the heart of Montrose. They are still at the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy, but now they’re at the northwest corner, next to Common Bond and across from Brasil. It’s twice as […]

What’s In Store for Black Friday? Fun instead of lines and handmade instead of Malls.

Fat Tony at Pop Shop Houston Festival | Art and Music in Houston TX | Live Music at Pop Shop Houston Art Festival | Black Friday Weekend 2014 Silver Street Studios

Skip the lines, bring the kids, and celebrate Black Friday with Pop Shop Houston On November 29-30, Pop Shop Houston comes to Silver Street Studios for a special “Black Friday edition” of the indie craft, art, and music festival.  The two-day event features over 90 Houston-based vendors, and lots of family-friendly activities, including a vintage […]

From Art Star to Hunter Gatherer: How Teresa O’Connor has Helped Shaped Houston Craft

Hunter Gatherer Online Shopping Websites | Cool Clothes and Handmade Objects | Hunter Gatherer Fashion Boutique Online

Houston craft would be quite different without Teresa O’Connor. This sculptor turned boutique owner helped pioneer the indie craft culture of Houston with a pop up shop called Art Star founded in 2004. Art Star was located inside of art galleries, bars, and later Retropolis in the Heights. I asked Teresa some questions about her […]

Mini Pops is Moving to Westheimer & Dunlavy

Mini Pops Art Market Poster by SoloCosmo | Poster Art by Jessica Von Braun | Mini Pops is a Monthly Craft Fair in Montrose at Pavement Clothing

Beginning Sunday September 8th Mini Pops Monthly, the best indie craft and art market, is moving to Westheimer and Dunlavy! The area in between Pavement/Taxi Taxi and Poison Girl (1657 Westheimer 77006) will be transformed into a block party. Find awesome digs at the Pavement sidewalk sale. Leopard Lounge will have a pop up with […]

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