The classic look of a Weber kettle charcoal grill is perfect in its simplicity. In 1952 George Stephen Sr. was working at Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois, manufacturing marine buoys when he came up with an idea for a better grill. His invention: a dome-shaped grill with a lid to protect food from the elements, while sealing in that only-from-the-grill barbecue flavor. So he cut a buoy in half, added some air vents and legs and, in the process, invented the grill that would spark a backyard revolution!
Whether you go for simple black, electric blue, copper, green, or red these beauties are a sure bet – not to mention they are still manufactured in Huntley, IL. The propane versions below, part of their Summit & Genesis series, are also made in Illinois.
Don’t miss this exclusive business workshop at West Elm this month! With a limited class size, students will get the opportunity to not only learn all about crafting the perfect PR pitch, Sonja will edit your pitch to help you get press attention! Lead-times for magazines are 4-6 months in advance, so now is the perfect time to get your brand/product into Holiday Gift Guides… Don’t spend a lot of money on public relations, learn to execute your own PR!
Space is limited to 12 people. Visit Skillshare now to register and reserve your spot before it sells out. See you soon!
Originally inspired by a light used on an industrial parts washer, this Radar Sconce light fixture is the perfect accessory for your utilitarian-style home. Portland-based SCHOOLHOUSE Electric Supply & Co collaborated with ACE Hotel to create this 70s inspired Radar Sconce in 6 different color variations.
“ When sourcing parts, we stumbled upon a 1970s stamped electrical box from one of our East Coast vendors that had the vintage tooling but hadn’t used in decades. We crushed hard on all the stamped details, including a cross, risk-of-fire warning, and wattage rating on the canopy box face. Functional communication incorporated into the design is what makes many vintage designs so rad. The perforated guard matches the original industrial parts washer diffuser, but we developed a clever way to attach it using magnets so that the thumbscrews don’t scratch the paint. This fixture is practical, colorful and flexible—a beautiful and simple example of American industrial lighting.” – SCHOOLHOUSE Electric Supply & Co.
Available now for $159 at SCHOOLHOUSE Electric Supply & Co.
UNIQUE LA is moving… We need to get rid of everything! Join us tomorrow morning from 10am – Noon as we clear out our old office. Great deals on furniture, props, knick-knacks and more! Plus, we have filled one section of the room with freebies for you to take (craft supplies, books, decor items).
Interested in buying the custom-made Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams 4-seater sofa, with special order gray velvet upholstery? My puppy tore open the left arm upholstery. :( So what was once a $3800 sofa is now $1000 – that is IKEA pricing y’all! Other then the torn arm, it’s in great condition. If you are interested and want a few pics emailed of the torn arm fabric, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You LA!
Our 5th Annual Spring Show was another great success, thanks to the amazing and talented vendors and to the 14,000+ shoppers that came to buy local and enjoy community! Spending Mother’s Day weekend with such a great group of people never gets old, and we all feel blessed to be part of such a positive and energetic community. We’d love to hear from y’all – make a comment below and tell us what you’re favorite finds were or which vendors you are now obsessed with! :)
Did you get snapped? We’ve posted our pictures of the weekend on our Flickr page for you to enjoy, including many of the fabulous Richard Simmons who came to buy local! If you posed for a wacky picture with Oh Snap Studios, you’ll find your unique photos on their website here. If you want to find a vendor that you loved, you can browse our online listing of Participants by category – shop from them online and continue to buy local. :)
Because of your support we were able to donate $3000 to our great non-profit partner the Downtown Women’s Center who have been a vital part of the community for over 35 years. In 2011 they opened MADE by DWC, an amazing cafe and boutique in downtown LA that sells products created locally by homeless and low-income women at the Downtown Women’s Center, and they just opened a new re-sale store nearby! I hope you’ll visit their website to learn more about the organization and how you can get involved and help.
UNIQUE LA shows could not be possible without the great support, enthusiasm and energy from our Sponsors! Like us, they believe in community and ‘quality over quantity’. If you enjoyed a free drink or discovered a tasty new treat, please show them love by visiting their websites. You’ll find them all here. :)
Thank you again for an amazing show, we hope to see you at our Summer Show held in Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on July 13 & 14!
We just wrapped up day 1 of our 5th Annual Spring Show in Los Angeles and we couldnt be more excited about it! Check out a few photos from today and make sure to bring your mom to the show tomorrow and get her something nice!