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Vendor Feature: Red & Brown, Harp & Thistle, Tess & James, and L+M Studio

What do these four vendors have in common? They make great teams! Sometimes entrepreneurship can feel a little lonely, but these pairs have got a supportive spouse or a fabulous friend at their side, taking the crazy, creative ride with them! Many of our vendors are dynamic duos…meet a few of them who make amazing things together…


Red & Brown, Poughkeepsie, NY

Drawing from their backgrounds in event planning, catering, consulting, and production, Lauren (“Red”) and Jake (“Brown”) offer party planning, cocktail development, and other consulting services—and of course, their line of “the most delicious, high-quality cocktail products [they] think you’ve ever tasted,” which they’ll be offering at Hullabaloo! Their current offering includes Bloody Mary Mixers, Smoked Campfire Maple Syrup (the only smoked syrup on the market!), and Sweet & Spicy cocktail nuts.  Red & Brown’s products are FANTASTIC gifts for any cocktail enthusiast on your list, and they make great hostess gifts too…Plus, you’ll also want to keep some provisions on hand for holiday entertaining, of course. We’re thrilled that Red & Brown will be joining us for Hullabaloo and bringing their products to Kingston! Stop by their table and try their Maple Egg Creams!


Harp and Thistle Stitchery, Poughquag, NY

Erin and Corey of Harp and Thistle are Irish (Harp) and Scottish (Thistle), respectively. Using an ancient rug-hooking technique called punch needle (or needle punch), Erin painstakingly creates her adorable ornaments, wall hangings, wearable art, sachets, and more. Then Corey frames them, takes photos, and ships sales! Just in time for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, Erin is stocked with pieces featuring pumpkin pie, cornucopias, Christmas trees, Santas and more! There are also quirky and whimsical everyday pieces like sushi rolls, her signature avocados, pretzels, anatomical hearts, and “beards of Brooklyn,” plus more traditional pieces like flora and fauna, snowmen, and Scandinavian folk art. The best thing about Harp and Thistle’s work?  They’ve got such seemingly-random-yet-charming-things that make the perfect gift for all those quirky people on your list. Seriously, what else could you get your beekeeper friend besides a punch needle honeycomb hoop? Need a teacher gift? The Back to School Little Red School House, of course. Admiring Corey’s beard? Erin’s immortalized it in punch needle, so it can be yours forever! We’re pumped to have Erin and Corey back for their third Hullabaloo! Stop by their table and make it a good one!


Tess & James, Rhinebeck, NY

Tess& James began with oatmeal baths that founder Jess made for her kids (Tess and James, of course) who had dry skin. One thing led to another and she teamed up with her friend and neighbor Angela, to make bath porridges and salts, lip balms, face masks, candles, and more…all from the best ingredients, packaged in ways that make the products feel luxurious before you’ve even opened them! Their pampering bath products are a great way to relax during the stress of the holiday season, detox after you’ve indulged in too much cheer, and nourish your skin in the dry winter air. They’ve also got a ton of lip balms in kid-friendly flavors and cute packaging that will encourage your little ones to hydrate those chapped lips. Tess & James uses natural, organic, and therapeutic-grade ingredients that feel great and smell amazing. They make such a great presentation too, so pick up a couple of jars as gifts for someone you want to impress. This is Jess and Angela’s second Hullabaloo and we’re thrilled to have them back! 


l+m studio, Catskill, NY

Lucie and Meg are L+M studio, makers of slip cast porcelain items for the home and garden. From their own recipe, they make white porcelain and design, make, glaze, and fire the pieces in their store-front in Catskill. The coolest thing about their work is that (while their sleek, modern aesthetic suggests otherwise) function trumps form. They set out to make containers and inhabitants for living things, and those living things are going to be mighty comfortable. Their birdhouses have a flanged lid for cleaning. Their cups are designed to actually be held by hands and drunk from by lips. Their vases and planters are designed to show off the natural beauty they contain. But what they’re most excited about? Their new noodle bowls! We CAN’T WAIT to slurp some ramen out of one of those beautiful vessels! Need a thoughtful gift for someone who loves minimal design, clean lines, AND noodles? Stop by L+M’s table! They couldn’t make the last Hullabaloo, and we’re so thrilled they’re back to join us in 2015!

Vendor Feature: Gracemere Woods, Handmade Together, Ten Yards Clothing, and Outlast Goods

These vendors (from the cities and from the woods), are just a few of the more than 70 artists, designers, makers, and craftspeople hitting the road to join us for Hullabaloo in just a couple of weeks!  Whether you’re looking to decorate a cozy rural nest, make a special gift, strut your stuff, or just keep your pants on (without leaving your credit cards home), these four vendors will make it worth YOUR trip!

Gracemere Woods, Tarrytown, NY

Kimera and Yuichi live in the woods, surrounded by the beauty and magic of nature…and their desire toshare that inspired them to start creating their wall hangings, ornaments, magnets, and jewelry, which they wood-burn and hand-paint on tree trunk slices. Featuring your favorite forest flora and fauna, snapshots of landscapes, and other scenes, their style of painting is one of sophisticated whimsy. Their ornaments would be perfect on a woodland-themed Christmas tree, while a tree trunk wall hanging would spruce up (no pun intended) any vertical space. Each hand-painted necklace is one-of-a-kind and sure to make admirers pine (okay, that pun was intended) for their own. All make great gifts, and they also offer illustrated greeting cards to complete the package! Stop by Gracemere Wood’s table and welcome Kimera and Yuichi to their first Hullabaloo! 


Handmade Together, Wappingers Falls, NY

Feeling crafty? Keely, the owner of Sunnyside Specialty Shop (a handmade gift emporium featuring local artists) and Handmade Together (which offers kids’ crafting parties and classes), tucked inside Graceland Tattoos in Wappingers Falls, will be back for her second Hullabaloo! Once again this year, she’ll be helping Hullabalooers create their own jewelry to wear with pride, or give as extra-special gifts. She’s adding a hand-stamping station so that customers can create their own charms. Imagine how impressed your BFF will be when she unwraps a piece of jewelry, laden with charms that perfectly express her interests and personality…She’ll ask where you got it, and you tell her Hullabaloo…and that the maker is YOU!  Favorite. Gift. Ever. ! Keely’s also an artist and will be offering some of her original artwork at her table.  So stop by her table and create a gift that’s truly personalized! 


Ten Yards Clothing, Brooklyn, NY

Ten Yards is Sam Branman’s small-run, queer fashion label, offering unisex body-friendly clothing. All clothing—“from slutty summer clothes to cozy winter gear”—is hand-made in Brooklyn, from concept and design to pattern, production, and finishing touches.  Ten Yards makes bold patterns and daring cuts look good on everyone and Sam LOVES custom projects—he’s made everything from Halloween costumes to donut-patterned booty shorts, from gorgeous bathing suits to snazzy sweat suits (so sharp, you won’t want to sweat). He’s also got an amazing collection of scarves (patterns range from hip to hilarious), fabulous jewelry, and more.  (BTW, Sam is also a DJ, so be sure to click on “Mixes” on his website and give a listen to some awesome playlists/sets.) We’re psyched to have Ten Yards Clothing at Hullabaloo for the first time this year!  Stop by and buy yourself something special!


Outlast Goods, Newburgh, NY

We love family businesses, and Outlast Goods is a family business twice over…In Newburgh, “two Meyer brothers and one of wife” make high-quality leather goods using leather sourced from their family’s tannery (Pergamena), where they’ve been vegetable-tanning domestic hides for more than 500 years.  They only use hides that are by-products of the food system, so their leather is from American farms, full of character, and free of synthetic finishes. By hand, they hammer and stitch everything from wallets, belts, keychains, dog collars, leashes, and more “for modern men and women who appreciate goods crafted with integrity and a little irony.” Their designs offer a balance of form and function—they’ll hold all your cards and your cash too, without weighing down your pants! All their accessories are made to last, and guaranteed for life. The best part is that these aren’t your father’s leather wallets—they come in awesome colors like turquoise and kelly green. Say hello to the Outlast Goods family at their first Hullabaloo and pick up something classy and fun for the men (and ladies, and dogs!) in your family! 


Vendor Feature: Escape Brooklyn, Book Meat Studio, Fox & Castle, Wishbone Letterpress

From cards to collectibles, Hullabaloo has got you covered this holiday season! Got someone on your list who loves rust and rarities? A literature lover or fiber freak? A friend with low-maintenance style?  How about a clever correspondent? You’ll want to check out these vendors… 

Escape Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

We know you’ve been reading along as Erin and Denny (everyone’s favorite blogging couple!) provide travel itineraries, share their favorite hot spots, and discover hidden treasures as they head north from Crown Heights to explore the nooks and crannies of the Hudson Valley and surrounding regions. But did you know that they also curate an amazing collection of vintage finds, and participate in some of the area’s markets, selling the treasures they’ve found in their travels? In their online shop The Brew & Compass (currently on hiatus as they gear up for market season) and on their Instagram, you’ll find oddities like taxidermy frogs chugging beers, collectibles like beautifully detailed anatomy posters, antiques like wooden arrows, and rustic décor like cow horn mirrors—just to name a few favorites from their recent picks! We CAN’T WAIT to see what they’ve collected for their first Hullabaloo!


Book Meat Studio, Kingston, NY

Book Meat Studio (aka, Kat) is obsessed with fibers, paper, thread, and yarn—what she sees as the connective tissue in art. She hand-makes her beautiful wall hangings, embroideries, bound books, and zines right here in Kingston, using neutral palettes and varying textures to create an aesthetic experience. All her paper and fiber art pieces are somehow simultaneously sassy and serene! We just love the hoop art featuring quotes from literary heroines and lines of poetry, the gorgeous journals, the intimate zines and artist’s books, and the expertly woven wall hangings. We can’t wait to get shopping for all our literary friends! We are so psyched to welcome Book Meat Studio to her first Hullabaloo!  


Fox & Castle, Stormville, NY

Each piece in Fox and Castle’s collection of no-fuss fine jewelry and accessories is individually handcrafted by Micah, using only ethically sourced natural materials and traditional techniques. There’s an understated edginess and rough elegance to each—whether crafted using hand-mined NYS Herkimer diamonds, or Cherokee Reservation deer skin (either beautifully complimented by sterling silver, 14k gold, or polished brass). Because the materials have their own stories, the result is a unique, timeless piece with a character and charm all its own. She also sells sachets stuffed with organic sage as well as other textile products perfect for gift giving. Micah’s jewelry is designed to complement any style—not distract from it. With this intent in mind, her pieces have a wide appeal and the ability to make any style seem effortless. Check out Fox & Castle’s table at her first Hullabaloo and cross some ladies off your holiday shopping list! 


Wishbone Letterpress, Kingston, NY

You guys know, Danielle and Joe, right? Danielle is not only the founder and co-organizer of Hullabaloo, she’s got this awesome letterpress company. Combining an antique process with fresh, modern designs and their signature wit and edginess, Danielle and Joe hand-print cards, coasters, calendars, and other products on their 50-100 year old presses. They also offer wedding invitations, business cards, and custom pieces. Looking for off-beat greetings? Save the Hallmark cards for your grandma—your friends will appreciate a “Creep it real” card, and how can any girl resist a “You wake my snake” love note? They’ve also got some more traditional options—including holiday cards—to round out their offering and appeal to the more conservative folks on your mailing list (in case scary Santa isn’t quite appropriate). Going to a party? Bring along some super cool Wishbone coasters—any hostess will appreciate a guest who’s looking out for her furniture.