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04 . 12 . 2019

Get to Know... Maria and Veronica of Maria Castelli

Maria and Veronica are the mother-daughter duo behind leather handbag company Maria Castelli. Together, they meticulously craft each bag in a small NYC workshop using top grain leathers and high-quality skins from the best tanneries in the world. One of a Kind: Please tell us about your beautiful handbags. Maria: Our handbags are thoughtfully designed and carefully made so that they last... Read More

04 . 03 . 2019

Get to Know... Jennifer O'Meara

Jennifer O’Meara pioneered digital photographic printmaking in 1991 by experimenting with and successfully adapting Iris 3047 printers for use in fine art printmaking. Her studio was third of its kind devoted to printing with the Iris 3047, and the first devoted to the work of a single artist. One of a Kind: Can you tell us more about your photography and the process? Jennifer: Although... Read More

03 . 25 . 2019

Get to Know... Jennifer Akese-Burney

Akeyse Stylelines designer Jennifer Akese-Burney incorporates colorful African prints with western silhouettes to create wonderfully vibrant modern apparel. One of a Kind: How would you describe your work. Jennifer: My work is basically wearable art, which fuses a classic bold silhouette and a taste of avant garde, with a focus on fit and functionality. For my fabric jewelry, I sew cutout... Read More

03 . 20 . 2019

Get to Know... Rebekah Vinyard

Austin-based jewelry artist Rebekah Vinyard is inspired by architecture, simple geometric shapes and ancient relics and symbols. Her pieces always manage to make a statement while remaining effortlessly wearable. One of a Kind: We are so happy you are making your debut at the Spring show. What are you bringing for our shoppers? Rebekah: I'll be bringing my whole line including my newest... Read More

02 . 22 . 2019

Spring is coming: April 26-28

Grab your shopping bags, the Spring edition of One of a Kind Show is coming to the Mart at the end of April. The show will feature about 350 makers, of which about 150 are new to the show. With so much exceptional work to shop from, plan on a fun filled day (or two!) at the show. And when you get tired and need to re-energize, kick back at our Patio Cafe and enjoy great food, drinks and live... Read More

11 . 28 . 2018

10 Shoppers Dish on Why They Attend

The 18th annual Holiday Show opens NEXT WEEK. Our One of a Kind Show regulars will surely be here! We asked them why the Show is special to them, here are 10 responses. Notice some themes? "Best show in Chicago! So many wonderful vendors. Live entertainment, yummy food, easy parking and entry!" ... Lisa Coen "I always find gifts that are so unexpected for my family. It's... Read More

11 . 26 . 2018

What's New?

A lot at the upcoming 18th annual Holiday Show! Close to 150 exhibiting artists are first-timers to One of a Kind. Check out the complete list here and enjoy this peek at just a few the goodies they'll be bringing! Joyful handmade ceramics from SOFT Studio (above) will add a pop of color and sunshine to your home this winter! EB creates the perfect... Read More

11 . 19 . 2018

Get to Know... Debbie Wood of No Denial Foods

Debbie Wood makes treats that are, first and foremost, delicious and rich but at the same time, made with simple and nutritious ingredients that happen to be grain-free, gluten-free and low in sugar. One of a Kind: Welcome to the One of a Kind Show! What will you be bringing in December? Debbie: This is a very exciting show for us because we are launching a new... Read More

11 . 12 . 2018

Get to Know... Nicole Maslowski of Maslo Jewelry

Based in Richmond, VA, Nicole Maslowski designs jewelry that is both minimal and bold. She's also an animal lover--donating a portion of Maslo's sales to Pets for Vets. One of a Kind: Tells us about Maslo Jewelry. Nicole: I like to combine industrial materials such as copper and brass with geometric shapes and asymmetry to create classic statement pieces. My... Read More

11 . 05 . 2018

Get to Know... Mary Hamby of Twenty Two West

Mary Hamby uses the classic techniques of weaving, ceramics and woodworking to create fiber jewelry and modern art. One of a Kind: Tell us about your work. Mary: I am a full time artist working out of my studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. The name of my business comes from a place that inspires me--the address of the home where I grew up in Greenville, South... Read More