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02 . 14 . 2017

❤️Happy Valentine's Day!❤️

The One of a Kind team wishes you a Valentine's Day filled with LOVE! Enjoy these special love-themed creations from One of a Kind artists McCollum Photography, Josiah Eidmann and Hope + Mary. xoxo Read More

11 . 28 . 2016

5 New Artists to Check Out

Lucky shoppers will find a lot of fresh new talent and work at the 2016 One of a Kind Holiday Show! More than a quarter of our 600 artists will be exhibiting at the Holiday show for the first time. Whether participating in the new "Emerging Market" section (which features up-and-coming artists who have fewer than three years of experience as a full-time... Read More

11 . 23 . 2016

Coffee with Sara McIntosh

We had the great pleasure of visiting leather artisan and shoemaker Sara McIntosh in her Ravenswood studio for our final visit this season. Sara has made a lifelong career out of a personal need for a pair of shoes almost 40 years ago. She deconstructed her old pair of desert boots to see how they were made and created her first pair... Read More

11 . 21 . 2016

One of a Kind Holiday Recipes

The holidays are all about family, friends and of course great food! We all have our favorite foods to cook, bake and eat during the holidays and we're thrilled to share some of ours. Enjoy! Erin's Butternut Squash and Corn Chowder This is my favorite dish to make in the winter. It feels indulgent, comforting and... Read More

11 . 21 . 2016

Get to Know... Kristine Bolhuis

Ann Arbor based jewelry artist Kristine Bolhuis holds a MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a BFA in Metals from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a BA in Art History from the University of Michigan. OOAK: Describe your work. Kristine: My work is an exploration in lightweight metal constructions that move, flex and collapse... Read More

11 . 16 . 2016

Get to Know... Erin Bonham

Chicago illustrator and designer Erin Bonham started making her Boxberry line of cards out of a love for doodles and snail mail. OOAK: What will you be bringing to this year's Holiday show? Erin: I'll be bringing my full line of greeting cards for holidays, birthdays, and happiness. New this year will be some fun wrapping paper--perfect for the... Read More

11 . 15 . 2016

Coffee with Andrew Gooding and Brandi Dunkel

We headed down to Chicago's South side to visit Andy Gooding and Brandi Dunkel (and their dog Winston) of Vault Furniture at their 3000 square foot workshop. This is where the couple does their magic creating contemporary functional furniture and accessories from salvaged material. Andy and Brandi's process starts with going out and salvaging all of their own... Read More

11 . 08 . 2016

Get to Know... Allen Levy

Primarily self taught, Allen Levy lives and paints in Woodbridge, VA. OOAK: How/why did you get started?Allen: I was always aware that I had some type of creative streak but never found a way to channel it. Once in the corporate world, I began painting as an outlet for stress relief. Quickly I realized... Read More

11 . 07 . 2016

Coffee with Chelli Look

We had a great time visiting Chelli Look of CHC in her Northside studio. Chelli is a self-taught designer and the artist behind CHC, a collection of fine leather bags with a downtown edge. She told us she started crafting leather bags in high school on her mom's old Singer and, within months, was making bags for friends, family and teachers. As... Read More

11 . 02 . 2016

Get to Know... Rachel Wiandt

Rachel is founder of Taylor Street Soap Co. located in Chicago's Little Italy neighborhood. Rachel's soaps and body products are made from scratch using natural ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, and apricot and olive oils. OOAK: What are you bringing to this year's Holiday Show? Rachel: In addition to our... Read More