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.

The Rainbow Color Experiment: Meet Mandi Smethells Fiber Artist

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Rainbow. Sculptural. Experiments. Nothing I can say about the Fiber Art of Mandi Smethells will be greater than actually seeing them. They are so joyous, colorful, fun loving, and expertly crafted. They are gorgeous! I asked Mandi a few questions about her work and her business creating Fiber Art Sculptures.   BB: Where are you […]

Vintage Tiles Phone Wallpapers Free Download

Vintage Tiles Phone Wallpapers Free Download Illustrated by Miel Café Design

It’s warm (hot most of the times), always sunny and totally Summer now! And Summer to me means bright colours, fresh fruits, travel and vacation… but also getting creative. And if you’re enjoying a sweet Summer vacation, then lucky you! As for me, this year I’ll stick to the creativity point 😉 And while I […]

15 Gorgeous Dream Conservatories & Greenhouses

the most gorgeous conservatories and greenhouses

Like a dream these indoor gardens feel like another world. They feel so warm, airy, and full of life. These Conservatories and Greenhouses are all about inspiration. I found the most gorgeous of them from around the globe and gathered them here. Good News: There are lots of gorgeous photos. Bad news – these are […]

Christmas Wallpaper Free Download

Christmas Wallpaper Free Download Miel Café Design 2017

On this first day of Advent, who’s officially excited for Christmas season? This time of the year is just my favourite, and so I couldn’t resist the idea of putting together another of my seasonal hand-illustrated free wallpapers. This time it’s not dedicated to a season just in general, but I wanted to create one […]

Thorn & Moon: The Coven And The Apothecary

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I know just what you’re into… It’s this. Thorn & Moon will be hosting a monthly market all their own to bring you occult adornments and handmade mystic faire. Shop their magical goods online anytime on their Etsy here. Introducing: Thorn & Moon Apothecary… Thorn and Moon began as three friends – Jessica, Dana, and Beth […]

Pop Shop San Antonio Map & Sneak Peaks

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RSVP on Facebook Here. Join us at Pop Shop San Antonio Indoor Curated Pop Up Market Handmade. Vintage. Fair Trade. Good Vibes. November 25th Small Business Saturday Venue Villita Assembly Hall 401 Villita San Antonio, 78205 Shown Above, Oso Sweet Designs Get Excited about these Participating Makers: Outside by the Entrance: Grey Moon Vintage Shown Above, […]

Sneak Peak at Boerne Handmade Market

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Want a sneak peak of what’s in store for Boerne Handmade Market? This gorgeous pop up in the Texas Hill Country is taking place this weekend. Here are the details: Boerne Handmade Market April 21st 9am – 4pm at The Cana Ballroom Boerne, TX 78006 GET TICKETS HERE And here’s a sneak peak from the […]

What You Should and Shouldn’t Buy on AliExpress

what you should and shouldnt buy on aliexpress - pop shop america

Alibaba and Aliexpress are like a great big mystery for a lot of US Shoppers. And it’s no wonder. It has a bit of a weird reputation. Just watch this weirdness summed up so well by John Oliver. And it can be a little confusing to navigate. It’s as busy as Amazon but has “shops” […]

4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

This and other blogs may contain affiliate links.  Not long ago I wrote about some of my favourite European Etsy shops, but the truth is there are so many more small businesses and creatives worth to support. I love discovering new handmade items on Etsy, and I love ordering from other creatives – that’s for […]

Take a Picture Tour of Firefly Handmade Market Boulder CO

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Firefly Handmade is a totally unique series of events in Boulder Colorado. Their markets are 4 times a year and take place both indoors in the winter months and outdoors in the summer months. One of my favorite components of the festival is that it’s ENTIRELY handmade. No vintage. No fair trade! So cool. I […]