Category Archives: Art

Here are blog posts about art and design at Pop Shop America. We’re a festival of DIY and handmade that has a show and tell blog about the arts, DIYs that you can do at home, and how you can be a successful designer too.

Positive Impact in Style: Meet Tierra de los Artesanos

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Tucked inside the cutest shopping center in Eado is a new shop called Tierra de los Artesanos. It’s full of handcrafted goods that feel traditionally Mexican and fresh and modern too. The first time I stepped inside, I immediately fell in love. The walls were lined with photos of the artists whose goods you can […]

Get Lost in GIFs: Psychedelic Tumblr Art by Pi Slices

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Get Lost in these Gifs! These experiments, pieces of art, trials of visual perception have minimal touches and clever illusions. They are all created by gif artist PI Slices who you can find on Tumblr. If you visit his website, you’ll see countless works of digital art that range from slow paced, to brightly colored, […]

Neo-Bohemian Jewelry: Meet Houston’s Modern Artifacts

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The first time I met Heather Wobbe I came face to face with an Amazon Goddess. She is well dressed, friendly, and fun. And she also happens to be the tallest woman I’ve ever seen in real life! She is absolutely mesmerizing.  Her handcrafted jewelry line, Modern Artifacts, is mesmerizing too. Her jewelry is elegant, […]

The Best Alternatives to Shopping at Hobby Lobby

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In case you missed this in the news, in early July 2017 Hobby Lobby was fined $3 million dollars and forced to forfeit 5,500 stolen Iraqi artifacts.These artifacts were intended to be on display at Hobby Lobby’s Museum of the Bible set to open in DC near the end of 2017. Although Hobby Lobby maintains […]

Introducing the Winners of the 2017 Pop Shop America Art Awards

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The voting is done! The tallies are in and we have the winners of the 2017 Pop Shop America Art Awards. We’re so excited about this list and think that you will be too. These are the artists, handmade creatives that we’re voted by their peers as the Best Makers across the land. The nominations […]

Pop Shop Houston Summer 2017 Map + Sneak Peaks

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GET PASSES NOWThings to Do: Beauty Bar by Milk + Honey Spa Lip Sense Lip Bar by Lip Circle by CK Complimentary Massages by Javier Medina DIY Lounge with TXRX Labs + Eric Pearce & The Junior Printmaking Congress Complimentary Create Your Own Gemstone Bracelet with Brenda Grands Designs Make Your Own Nail Polish & Make […]

Taste Boho Cookie Magic by Bake Hard Bakery

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Totally delicious and totally boho! Meet one of our favorite new makers, Liz Welch, creator of Bake Hard Bakery. She makes the most detailed and fun cookies, pastries and sweets. They are little delicious works of art! Foxes, Dreamcatchers, Geodes, and more, these cookies are boho magic. I talked to Liz about her work. BB: When did […]

Enter Another World at the Night Market Cleveland

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Night Market Cleveland, an outdoor arts, culture, and food festival in Cleveland Ohio has been surprising and exciting me since I started Pop Shop America! It’s the coolest blend of food tours, handmade goods, small businesses, and culture. It’s a must visit in Cleveland. I talked to Josh Maxwell about this amazing event. BB: What […]

Featured Maker: Reserved Only Handcrafts Baby Goods to Make You Smile

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I met Tayyaba before I met her dreamy work and immediately liked her. She is determined, hardworking, fun, and friendly. Then I got to see her work which is gorgeously crafted and perhaps even more magnificiently packaged. She makes handcrafted baby goods like adorable cotton crowns, blankets, and bibs with deliciously soft materials. I’m so […]

10 New Makers You Don’t Want to Miss at Pop Shop Houston Summer 2017

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RSVP to Pop Shop Houston Wowie Zowie! There are so many new makers participating Pop Shop Houston June 10th & 11th. This just gets us all excited about the awesome times we are about to have! Pop Shop Houston is in it’s 6th year of handmade, fair trade and vintage goodness. In addition, Pop Shop […]

2017 Pop Shop America Arts Award Nominations

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It’s Pop Shop America’s annual Maker Awards back for it’s 4th year of honoring the most talented, unique, and interesting handmade makers of fine products, vintage collectors, and visual artists. You can nominate any maker – they do not have to be from Houston and heck – they do not have to be from Texas. […]

5 New Makers You Don’t Want to Miss at Pop Shop Galveston

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RSVP TO POP SHOP GALVESTON HEREWe can’t believe that the weather is looking clear for the first Pop Shop Galveston in the heart of The Strand District! Join us April 29th 10am – 6pm at 2200 Market St. Galveston TX 77550. Everything you find at Pop Shop America is handmade, fair trade, or true vintage […]