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10 . 18 . 2016

Get to Know... Inbar Shahak

Israeli jewelry artist Inbar Shahak's greatest passion is to combine ancient textile traditions with a modern new look. OOAK: Tell us about your work. Inbar: I am a textile designer by profession and by heart. I take all my inspiration from ancient textile patterns and from the work of women in ancient times. My first collection was... Read More

10 . 17 . 2016

Coffee with Jamie Hayes and Gerry Quinton of Production Mode/Department of Curiosities

On a beautiful October afternoon, the One a Kind team trekked out to Logan Square to visit fashion designers Jamie Hayes and Gerry Quinton in their studio. First stop--Bang Bang Pie Shop to pick up coffee (and a yummy slice of apple carmel pie!). The Production Mode/Department of Curiosities studio is a charming storefront with a showroom/event space in the front... Read More

10 . 12 . 2016

Get to Know... Daria Tessler

Born in Finland, Daria Kessler of Animal Sleep Illustration, creates narrative silkscreened art, illustration and minicomics. OOAK: Describe your work. Daria: I work primarily in screen printing as well as watercolor and gouache to create unexpected images. Recently I have been using graphite to... Read More

10 . 05 . 2016

Get to Know... Cynthia Jones

Cynthia Jones creates modern organic jewelry with a classic twist out of her Santa Fe studio. OOAK: What are you bringing to the Holiday One of a Kind Show? Cynthia: I'm excited to debut... Read More

09 . 13 . 2016

It's our Sweet 16!

Mark your calendars for December 1-4 to help us celebrate our 16th year! To kick off the excitement-- scroll through this preview of work from 16 talented artists you'll see at the show. Put on your party hats and grab your shopping totes--it's going to be a fun Sweet 16! 1. Aaron Laux Design 2. Abigail... Read More

05 . 01 . 2016

Day 3

Thank you to all who shopped our Inaugural Spring Show! We had a blast bringing One of a Kind to the Spring season! Check out our Gallery page for shots from the show and our Artists page for contact information on all of the talented exhibiting artists. Save the date for the 16th annual Holiday Show December 1-4, 2016, and our 2nd annual Spring... Read More

04 . 30 . 2016

Day 2

It was a rainy day in Chicago but that did not stop the fun inside The Mart at the One of a Kind Spring Show. It was a perfect day to shop from 300 artists --- all on one floor. Just one more day left so don't miss it! Doors open at 10am tomorrow!  Read More

04 . 29 . 2016

Day 1

Thanks to all that came out today and helped us kick off a great start to the Spring show! Join us this weekend and shop directly from 300 talented artists, learn new skills at Lillstreet Art Center's outpost on the show floor, listen to live music sponsored by Old Town School of Folk Music, enjoy live fashion shows and cooking demos, and indulge in great food and drink! Read More

04 . 24 . 2016

Get to Know... Jenny Walker

St. Louis designer Jenny Walker creates enamel jewelry inspired by nature. One of a Kind: Describe your work. Jenny: I make jewelry from all metals and frequently use vitreous enamel, which is powdered glass fused to metal, so my work can be colorful and organic looking. I'm heavily inspired by small details found in plants and flowers and there are a lot of... Read More

04 . 22 . 2016

Oh the things you can do...

Lillstreet at One of a KindStop by the Lillstreet’s outpost at the show and test your own creativity during complimentary workshops, demonstrations and hands-on experiences. There are kids programs too! For the full schedule, please click here. Music by Old Town School of FolkTake a break and grab a drink at... Read More