SXSW + Design

It's heeeere!  SXSW is in full swing in Austin, and the energy is definitely palpable.  While I admittedly curse the crowds, lines, and overall invasion of our fair city, I wholeheartedly appreciate all of the creativity that the festival embodies.  And it's not just the musicians and the filmmakers that are making waves at this year's festival, artists of all mediums have opportunities to showcase, share, and learn about their trade. 

Tribe for the Masses, whose Holiday Pop-Up Shop was such a success, has 'popped' back up at 315 Congress Avenue.  Curated by two very creative sisters [and UT alumnae!], Tribe showcases and sells the work of some of the most talented independent artists and designers from the around the world--including some favorite Austinites, like Elizabeth Mollen of Stone Textile.  From home decor to vintage frocks, Tribe for the Masses is a welcomed change of pace for the South By shopper! 

Diamond Print Napkin by Stone Textile
Dolly Parton & Willie Nelson goods by Kayci Wheatley
Vintage goodness!
Another favorite event that's making a special return visit for SXSW is Renegade Craft Fair.  Taking place at Palmer Events Center, the fair kicks off tomorrow and showcases over 200 makers. The event is free to attend, however you will need a 'SXSW Guest Pass' for entry.  I picked mine up at Whole Foods last week, but you can find more pick-up locations here.
photo courtesy of Renegade Craft Fair
Lastly,  travel accommodations site Airbnb has set up their 'Airbnb Park' on the corner of East 6th and Comal Street.  Hosts Snoop Dogg (yes, you read correctly), Capital Cities, and Allen Stone have collaborated with one of my all time favorite designers, Emily Henderson, to curate their own pop-up spaces where festival goers can put their feet up, grab some coffee or a cocktail, and catch a few quick minutes of relaxation in between parties.  Click here for a schedule of events at the park--some of which include Bloody Marys and crafting workshops!?!? Sign. Me. Up.

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