Halloween pop-up exhibit and store in SF. / sfgirlbybay

one of our talented readers got in touch this week with some inspiring images and a genius idea we’re excited to share with you. cleverly curated by Bianca Wendt, an award-winning art director who recently moved to San Francisco from London, she transformed her beautiful apartment into a pop-up exhibition and store this weekend, ahead of the Halloween holiday. Dark Arts & Crafts was a one day only pop-up exhibition and shop celebrating the dark side of design. Taking place just in time for Halloween in her San Francisco apartment, the event offered a selection of new and vintage desirable objects that were spooky and kooky and showcased artists and craftspeople from the Bay Area and LA mixed with an international and vintage selection of curios. Not just a grand idea for a pop-up, i quite like the idea of minimally embracing the Halloween holiday decorations in a more subtle fashion around the house.

the Dark Arts & Crafts contributors included:

Meghan Shimek, an Oakland based textile artist @meghanshimek

Handmade brooms for the aspiring witch by Hannah B Quinn @hannahbquinn

Oakland based ceramicist Sarah Kersten @_sarahkersten

Eelko Moorer, an artist, and craftsperson based in London

Mia Christopher, an SF based painter @miachristopher

Lio de Bruin, who makes woven leather rugs, based in Rotterdam @liodebruin

Xiao Wang, a painter based in San Francisco @xiaowang_artist

LA Ceramicist Pilar Wiley @pattern_language

Soap makers extraordinaire Ume Studio @ume.studio

LA Artist JS Nero @jsnerostudio

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• Photography by Thibault Cartier.

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