This is the time of year when the Beyond Her pace picks up immeasurably. I mean, we're in a whole new gear! We've got lots of new products, new color combos, and so many ideas to make a house a home and your wardrobe a little more you.
Make a list and come & shop! And if you can't, don't despair - we're offering Free Shipping on Orders over $50 anywhere in the US. We want to celebrate with everybody! Just use the code TISTHESEASON at checkout.
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Sat / Sun, October 29-30 10 am - 5 pm Rain or Shine!
The second annual Art Jam Marketplace is on the last weekend in October, from 10 am to 5 pm at Cment2B, 5121 Hwy 90 West in Schulenburg TX 78956. 15 local artists and artisans will be selling their work, accompanied by live music, Cajun food, beer and wine tasting, plus activities for the kids. Join us before or after Czhilispiel – it’s the same weekend! More info at www.ArtJamMarket.com
The Great Mix-Up @ Art + Tea, 613 1/2 W. 19th Street 77008
Just in time for the holidays, a boutique pop-up event with the art, jewelry, housewares, and textiles of 7 talented artisans. Starts Friday night, in conjunction with the opening of Clay Houston - then all day Saturday, half-day Sunday. Even the location is something to see! CASH ONLY, please. More info: Tea + Art
Pop-Up @ West Elm Highland Village
Sat. Nov 12, 2016 | 12 - 6pm
A quick little pop-up of local makers to add handcrafted goodness to your holiday purchases. We <3 West Elm! Learn more @ West Elm, Highland Village
Winter Holiday Arts Market @ Silver Street Studios (WHAM!)
WHAM is a holiday tradition--offering a variety of unique handmade gifts of painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, clothing, accessories and more. Kick off the holiday season with a weekend long bash--complete with complimentary beverages and live entertainment for the whole family. WHAM info here
Blue Genie Art Bazaar Austin, TX NEW LOCATION!
November 25 - December 24
10 am to 10 pm
Once again, we'll be part of Austin's unique holiday art show held every year from Black Friday through Christmas Eve. The Bazaar features handmade artwork & gifts from over 200 local & regional artists – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Parking & admission are FREE of charge. Full bar with snacks. Cash & cards accepted. Map & Directions
Design Craft @ Market Square
Sat. Dec. 3, 2016 | 10 am - 5 pm
An annual outdoor fair sponsored by Houston AIGA featuring the work of local artists, artisans, crafters and creatives! This one-day event allows Houstonians to discover local, well-designed and crafted goods in their city, and gives vendors an opportunity to sell their work. Design Craft on Facebook
The Market @ Sawyer Yards
Saturday, Dec. 10 11 am - 5 pm.
A new outdoor market in the courtyard of Houston's largest artist enclave! It's also Second Saturday Open House at the studios, so art & gifts await you! More information at the Sawyer Yards website.
Houston, Texas, is full of art and full of artists. Given its reputation and its location, that may come as a surprise.
We are also a city with plenty of street art, as you can see by Googling "graffiti" or "outdoor mural," or by reading blogs like this. In this day of social media, our walls show up in almost everyone's Instagram feed. But I have to say, to me it never gets old.
Houston's latest installation is meant to enhance yet another artist studio development by the Deal brothers (I can't help but get a kick of that). This is the firm behind the conversion of multiple industrial buildings in Houston's Sawyer Street / I-10 corridor into leased studio spaces. Judging by the prices and the occupancy rate, these guys are one step ahead of the marketplace.
Hey! We've got a lot of creative people here! The thing that always amazes me is the quality of work these artists produce. Show after show, we see professional, distinctive, mind-blowing art and crafts. It's a creative hotbed.
To celebrate the completion of the Silos at Sawyer Yard (60,000 sq ft in traditional warehouse flex space), several artists showed their stuff on the brick wall just adjacent. All distinctive, all gorgeous. We are all the beneficiaries - another place to take a selfie!
Art Wall 2016 included works by the following amazing artists:
Jessica Rice Art
Luisa Duarte Art
Michael C. Rodriguez
Pilot FX Crew
Royal McGee Art
Plastic bags have become the objects of our derision (find out why here), and I find that I miss them not at all. First of all, I nearly lost an arm due to blood loss a time or two while trying to unload my car in one trip.
Secondly, I find it so much calmer and less bother to unload my own bags, rather than those nasty plastic things. It's just adding insult to injury, having to consolidate all that petroleum product into one unsightly mass after emptying them of all the foodstuffs.
The third - and IMHO the most important reason - is that just like dish towels, market totes are one more opportunity to express your sense of style and originality! Yes, you can use the most utilitarian, plain and inexpensive bags for grocery shopping. Drudgery. Or, you can find one that makes you smile every time you use it.
Check out these beauties. The possibilities are endless!
Beyond Her has always had a thing for totes, and the grocery tote is no exception. The Fall 2016 edition is made of our current fave, waxed canvas. Plus, it features a healthy gusset, long leather straps and a perfect little pocket for your phone. You're gonna love it.
We're Ready for Our Close-Up!
Couldn't resist playing around with some software used by one of our stockists, The Gallery at Round Top. Making movies is fun!
Beyond Her believes that it's a BIG!!! mistake to categorize textile products. Why can't a bandana be a placemat? Why can't a tablecloth work as a shawl? Or a wall hanging be a beach blanket? Or a dishtowel be used at the gym?
Rigidity is for fools – or at least people with more storage space than we have.
Enter what we call the "switch-swatch," which means textiles actually designed to be worn, used, and identified as multi-use. Our newest item is officially called a "sarong," but as you'll see it works well on the table, on the ground and on your shoulders. Sweet!
Pricing and other color options shown here.
No argument here - a bright blotch of color and pattern tied up Audrey Hepburn style is a great little summer accessory. But, honey, I think what you're referring to is called a bandana! Lucky for you, Beyond Her has several to choose from, and they're not the mass produced, made in China versions found in chain stores everywhere. They're pre-washed, hand-dyed 100% cotton, limited edition "neck scarves" that will keep you looking good all through summer - and help you on the dusty trail besides!
There are so many names for this single item - don't know why, but it's wreaking havoc with my SEO! By the time I've listed all these in one- and two-word combinations, I'm usually out of characters, so thanks, language.
At any rate, this very fact has led to entire articles on the lexicography of the name. This one, in the Huffington Post, is short and sweet, and shows examples of some of the cutest, um, towels ever, outside of Beyond Her.
Don't forget that these little swatches of cloth are cross-trainers. I use them in bread baskets, as mini-tablecloths for snacks and barware, as napkins, placemats. And I use them for workouts, just because, pre-washed and 100% cotton, mine are so absorbent they make terry look weak!
Think they're too pretty to use? Don't be daft! Beyond Her tea towels launder beautifully and look good for years. There's only one thing that changes: they get softer. Oh bliss.
Nothing adds flair like a scarf, and nothing looks cooler than the gal who looks like she just threw on her scarf – just so. In Her's experience there's no great trick to it, but just to get you started on how to rock our new linen scarves, here's an at-a-glance tutorial.Captions provide the how-tos.
You might have noticed: we're not big on single purpose textiles. We call these our "Switch-Swatches" because they're whatever you want them to be. Don't get boxed in by labels! Use your Beyond Her linen scarves in any creative way you choose!
Got other ideas? Please send your pics - when it comes to artisan fabrics, we're in favor of imagination!
Excuse the rant, but whose idea was it to put this ugly sign in my face every time I get behind the wheel? I mean, we get it, right? Who doesn't use a car seat? Well, me - because I haven't had a 4 year old for about 30 years. This is eye pollution! And I think that being exposed to this several times a day just desensitizes all of us, the opposite of what good design should do. Whew! Had to get that off my chest.
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