I’m not kidding. When you step inside the Craftsmith Living shop in Salcedo Village, or see any of their pop up stores around the metro, you go away feeling more inspired than when you came.
Craftsmith Living is a concept store that carries thoughtfully curated home accessories, furniture, and artisanal items that have a Scandinavian and vintage influence in them. As an admirer of all things nordic, Craftsmith Living is surely high in my list of favorite brands in the local art community.
Each product in Craftsmith Living, they say, has a story to tell; some of which are sourced from other artists both local and abroad, and others designed and handcrafted in-house. This holiday season is a great excuse to go to Craftsmith Living and hoard items to give away as gifts!
Here are some of our picks—
1. Utility Apron
This utility apron is the perfect gift for your friends who discovered a passion for the arts and crafts this year. Perfect for use when working on an art project, crafting, lettering, or painting.
2. Art Prints
There’s so many things you can do with CL’s art prints! Usually digitized brush work or hand lettering, these art prints come in different dimensions, and can be used as post cards or placed in pretty frames.
We see succulents for sale in all practically every single art fair or bazaar around the metro; but in typical Craftsmith Living fashion, these “ordinary” things are re-potted into white ceramic pots with the words “Everything Will Be Ok” in clean type. I can definitely see this placed in someone’s work desk or craft room.
4. Paper Pins
You can never go wrong giving away pretty little trinkets as gifts. These paper pins would look good with a Christmas greeting card, a journal, or a book.
5. Wooden Trays
These versatile wooden trays can be used to serve food, or to place on the bedside table, craft room, or vanity dresser to organize clutter.
6. Greeting Cards
Writing heartfelt letters on greeting cards is NOT dead. In this age and time when messages and greetings can easily be sent through social media or phone messengers, writing your message, pen on paper, is still very much appreciated.
7. Type Poster / Gift Wrapper
CL gift wrappers can also be wall posters! (Or are they wall posters that can be used as gift wrappers?) This one is for the type geek. You can use them to wrap your gifts in style, or to give as gifts as is.
These are just some of the pretty things you can find at Craftsmith Living. Go visit them, or find them at the next popup shop near you. I guarantee, you won’t walk away empty handed!
Photographs in this post are taken by the Jamie.
Many of us know Craftsmith Living for their store, but they also do art direction and graphic design. To get updates from the CL team and lots of daily inspiration, follow Craftsmith Living on Instagram!