Annual One of a Kind Show


Every year, for the past several years I’ve attended the One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

Be One Of A Kind Sign

It’s held the first weekend in December and I generally attend with my friend Alaina as our Christmas outing together. I love the show. It’s an opportunity to be exposed to a wealth of artisans crafting everything from food, apparel, jewelry and furniture to fine art. Here are some of my highlights from this year’s show.

Mau Conceptual Clothing

Who’d have thunk it? Outerwear made of Tyvek house wrap!
Post-Industrial folk wear by Mau.


Beautiful hand-made filigree jewelry! (Bought some of this stuff..)

Ryan Kapp Studio

Artwork done by one of my teachers from Design School!

Ryan Kapp

Ryan Kapp- the artist.


Remember sock monkeys? These guys make hats and other gear out of the same socks. They have a hilarious demonstration that I look forward to seeing every year!

Alan Daigre Designs

Beautiful hand-made wood furniture. Each piece was an individual tile that moved- remarkably comfortable! Alan Daigre Designs

Hammill Diebolt Studios

Believe it or not, these purses are made of wood! They were gorgeous.
Hammill Diebolt studios

These are just a small sampling of the many artisans who displayed their wares at the show. The great news is that the One of a Kind show is becoming a biannual event with the next one scheduled from April 29- May 1 2016. Grab a friend and go!

To see more from this year’s show, check out our pinterest board.

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