August 4, 2009

SEED: People's Market - Opening Thursday!

I am very excited to announce the opening of a new store THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH, at the CAMP in Orange County, CA...

I am excited about this store for the following reasons:
1) because it is extremely cool.
2) because I am lucky enough to work there.

Here is some information about the store to pique your interest!

SEED: People’s Market is a marketplace for emerging
designers, makers and artists. The People’s Market
showcases sustainable products and local handmade
crafts in a modern eco-friendly space at the CAMP in
Costa Mesa, CA.

The People’s Market includes community space for
demonstrations, classes and events and a fresh food
bar with living room, outside deck and laptop station for visitors.
Shop owners will be encouraged to attend monthly
“Meet the Makers” events and People’s Market will organize
and manage ongoing programs for the community.

We will carry a huge variety of items, including...

Here's a bit more info about the CAMP, where the store is located:

As the first green retail compound of its
kind, the CAMP opened in 2002 anchored by an array
of authentic green boutiques and organic, healthy eateries.
Award winning architecture, indigenous landscaping
and environmental aesthetics are coupled with
the following amenities offered to CAMP customers:
a grass roof, certified redwood, on-site percolation system
(to avoid urban runoff to the ocean), a central yurt, and
local artisan touches throughout the grounds.

I am excited about the artists participating in SEED. We have some great merchandise and I've already bought a few things myself. I'm afraid my paycheck won't last very long in that place!

Over the next few weeks, I will spotlight some of our contributing artists here on my give you a better idea of the amazing creativity and products we will feature!

The store is definitely a work in progress. We will continually build our list of participating artists and the space will be constantly changing and growing.

So...come check it out and check back often!

There's definitely something for every interest and every price range at SEED. As a lover of art and design, I am excited to participate in the start-up of this project and I can't wait to see where it goes!

Stay tuned...and I hope to see you in the store!!

Monday - Friday, 11am-7pm
Saturday, 11am-6pm
Sunday, 11am-5pm
Visit for more information and directions!


Chris said...

The store is really well done and it smells wonderful. I recommend a trip down there.

Anonymous said...

love it but a tad over priced..

tara said...

while we do have some affordable items, i do agree that many things are priced a bit higher than one would expect. the reason is because you are buying items handcrafted by local artisans making a living through their art...rather than paying less for something factory-made in poor conditions overseas. it makes it worth it to spend a bit more, however, for those of us low on cashflow...i hear you! :) times are tough!

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