For her first annual American Made Awards, Martha Stewart transformed Grand Central Station in the heart of New York City, turning one of the main halls into a handmade market place and workshop. It was both a celebration of, as well as an opportunity to be inspired by, the ten American Made winners described by Martha Stewart as "rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners."
Above: Martha speaks at the panel discussion on upcoming trends. The panel included Martha Stewart Living editor in chief Pilar Guzman, Erica Domasek of P.S. - I Made This, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, Apartment Therapy's own Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, Stacy Morrison of BlogHer, and Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom.
"American Made" is a multimedia celebration of artists, artisans and entrepreneurs from the worlds of food, fashion, design, community, crafts and technology. Conceptualized and creative directed by Martha Stewart, this two-day artisanal fair is the culmination of a 4-month salute to the goods conceived, created and produced in the U.S., the people who make them and the vibrancy and spirit of American entrepreneurialism and small business.
For more info, check out: Martha Stewart Presents American Made Awards
(Images: Liana Walker)