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2021 Holiday Gift Guide - Shop small and handmade!

2021 Holiday Gift Guide - Shop small and handmade!

Resident's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide Welcome to our yearly gift guide! We get a lot of chances to meet makers from all over the country during a typical year at craft shows and being part of the artist community in Pittsburgh. This gift guide gives us a chance to highlight some of the artists and companies we enjoy and whose work we love. Be sure to check out last year's guide since all of those companies are still doing great work too! Jowdy Studios Pittsburgh, PA We've been seeing more and more of AJ's work the past couple of years....

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Tristan Sopp

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

It's an important year to shop intentionally, especially for the holidays. We wanted to feature makers and businesses that Justine & I both know and frequent ourselves. This list is our pick for unique, high quality gifts that will support fantastic people. In no particular order, we recommend checking out:   T-We Tea Our friends Kier and Christopher have great products, packaging, and personality. As loose leaf fans ourselves (maybe even snobs...), T-We is a great place to go to cultivate more love for tea. Grab a three pack, laugh at the names, and enjoy a cuppa on a cold...

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Tristan Sopp

What is Paper Craft?

What is Paper Craft?

Paper craft is about making magic with paper. It is an umbrella of diverse art forms that allow you to transform paper into something beautiful.

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Artist Collaboration - Diana Zeng

Artist Collaboration - Diana Zeng

I was mindful that the sculpture would have hard edges and concaves so I painted the design sheets to create an allover effect without leaving too many blocks of negative space.

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