Sweet Mother of SWAG bags

As usual, our SWAG bags for the upcoming event runneth over with sweet, sweet, creative goodness. If you've attended our past events, you know that we like to give a little somethin' somethin' to our first 40 attendees. Not that we don't appreciate the rest of you who may in fact, be stuck in traffic across town or running maniacal-like, through the city to make it on a Thursday/ School Night. It's just that we've found that our contributors, who are mostly small designer/artist owned businesses, are more likely able to participate when we have a reasonable number.

That said, we'd like to take a moment to thank and give much credit to some of our participating SWAG bag contributors {with more to come}:
Chocolate Editions. is fine art for the senses. These beautiful chocolate bars, inspired by Pop Art, are hand crafted with the finest chocolates in gourmet flavors such as Neapolitan, Tangerine, Caramel along with the good old basics: Dark, Milk and White


Modern pop is a line of modern art prints and paper goods with a pop art twist for children and grownups. Founder Ryan Beshara, created the company in 2008 beginning with a line of witty stationary and calendars for adults. Modern pop has since grown to include prints, and personalized invitations for children. All prints are printed in-house using the finest watercolor papers and archival pigment inks.


Yep ARTS is a "super rad" print shop, in the Mission District of San Francisco, owned by artist Travis Weller. Specializing in providing commercial and fine art screen printing services, Yep ARTS happily uses a non-toxic and eco friendly process. Their work includes both paper jobs as well as tee shirt printing.


Little Gray Pixel is the on-line store front of artist Vanessa Morsse's arresting photographic prints. Falling in love with photography from an early age and using a little pink camera, Morsse has continued to shoot with the intention of outdoing the last capture. Her work can be seen on her flickr page as well as on her design blog, Little Gray Pixel.


Designer, Lindsey Cheney has taken her love for fabrics and crafting and combined it with her talent for design creating, The Pleated Poppy. Each fabric poppy pin has been lovingly created by hand and is the perfect embellishment to a garment, tote bag, or anything you can think of. The Pleated Poppy offers an array of beautiful blossoms and hand sewn fabric pieces for the home and your self.


Fossil Faux Studios, founded by artist/designer Marcia Stuermer is an innovative studio based in San Francisco that strives to create the highest quality artisanal resin work. The results are powerful, visual and conceptual statements that, like fossils captured in amber, are frozen in time. Because of its beauty and durability, this artisanal resin is the perfect application for everything from counter tops, feature walls to handrails and shower enclosures. Stuermer's work can be seen in some of the world's finest 5 star hotels, private homes and galleries.


Following the tradition of artisan tile studios, Filmore Clark offers the best in American art tile. Founder, Lee Nicholson has been in the tile business for over 15 years. Working in such a rich environment she began her love affair with handcrafted tiles and over the years had the realization that the American art tile maker is one of the best in world. Filmore Clark hopes to bring a new life to the custom tile election process.

With the belief that everything in your life should be pretty and chic....right down to your spiral bound notebooks and weekly planners, Pretty Chic San Francisco, offers a line of seven super chic styles to choose from. Slip it in your bag and scribble down dates, favorite restaurants, quick sketches or phone numbers. No more fumbling for an errant scarp of paper when you have a Pretty Chic notebook at hand. Each weekly view offers and inspirational quote as well. The perfect accompaniment for those of us iPhone and Blackberry users who still appreciate the written word.

SweetAmbs cookies, are the decadently beautiful epicurean work of artist Amber Spiegel. Each cookie is hand made with the finest ingredients and speciality flavor pairings. And if great taste wasn't enough, the intricate designs artfully created on every cookie, make it almost a crime to eat. Bespoke designs available.

Los Angeles based, stationary and greeting card company, Paper Pastries, offers "confections for your correspondence". You can email all day, but nothing takes the place of pen to paper, and with this, individually crafted paperwork with cleverly written copy, your personal correspondence factor just went up several notches.


And if you're not one of the lucky first 40, don't fret, we will be having a drawing for 5....yes FIVE, amazing products.


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