While I definitely saw my fair share of screenprinted T-shirts, concert posters and jewelry at this weekend's Renegade Craft Fair, I also came across a lot of wonderful housewares. From smartphone docks to prehistoric planters, these are my favorite handcrafted items for the home.
• The Sky Scratcher — Let your kitty live out dreams of terrorizing downtown Chicago with this skyscraper themed scratcher.
• Stak Ceramics — The Smartphone Dock Vase is a collaboration between Myles Geyman of TechnoMud and Heather Connolly of H Ceramics.
• The Plaid Pigeon — Prehistoric Planters filled with succulents that had traveled from Austin, Texas.
• 900 Blok — Adding to their collection of state themed tables, 900 Blok is introducing these electronic-friendly tables.
• Drawstring Studio — Along with ready made curtains, this Wisconsin-based design studio will also create custom window coverings.
• Garth Borovicka — Keep your books standing in place with these Bookends of the Earth.
• Yoder's Wooded Lot — Beautifully simple pedestal tables from an Indianapolis based husband/wife team.
• Piebox — A reusable raw pine box handcrafted in Chicago. Use as a pie safe or bread box.
• Hip Huts — These colorful tents for children were a big hit with the youngest shoppers.
• Nell & Mary — Colorful printed pillows with architectural patterns from Portland, Oregon.
• Trophy Club — A Chicago-centric take on the bike storage shelf.
• Glass Wares Chicago — This Chicago based design studio creates original glassware from salvaged bottles.
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(Images: Jason Loper)