Holy moly, are you ready for this month's Pep Rally?! We are all high around here (on helium of course...) with excitement because Jihan Zencirli, founder and head balloon trooper of Geronimo Balloons is our guest speaker! Join us at The Unique Space on Thursday evening, October 16, from 6:30 - 8 for a night of inspiration, tales and small biz smack-down. Aside from being one of the coolest people on the earth, Jihan created an entire industry within the wedding/events industry with her balloon creations - spawning thousands of copy-cats around the world! Don't miss this awesome talk, RSVP NOW.
Made in the USA Black Hearts Club finds!
1. Rose Quartz Crystal Point Necklace by Woodmerkaba 2. Dark Night Skies Scarf by Miriam Dema 3. Moon Tote Bag by Blackbird Tees 4. Dagger Rosary Necklace by Pamela Love 5. Dagger Earrings by Pamela Love 6. XOXO Card by Ashkahn 7. Petitie 1 by KLAI 8. Vampire Crown Rings by Verameat 9. Hitched Candle by Wild Well Supply
October Monthly Wallpapers!
For your phone too!
We love discovering new brands making super rad Made-in-America products!
What lead you to start POLITE SOCIETY PAPER?
POLITE SOCIETY PAPER was formed out of our passion for stationery and the realization that we had a unique esthetic to bring to the market.
What do you use as inspiration for your line?
Our inspiration comes from a shared love for vintage, clean + minimal style, and our inner tomboys that occasional come out to play. Together we collaborate on every item - brainstorming ideas, sketching + perfecting designs, choosing colors + card stock... and cooking some pretty amazing lunches in our studio!
Where do you hope to take POLITE SOCIETY PAPER in the future?
We’ve launched POLITE SOCIETY PAPER with a collection of graphic and text, all occasion cards, but plan to take our design approach into other areas of paper + home goods in the near future.
We love interacting with you and discovering new talent, so we have created three awesome hashtags on Instagram for everyone to use! Tag and share your pics and we will regram our favorites every week... Fun times!
- Share your adventure and road-trip photos with us using #uniqueroadtrips
- Got great travel spots to share, secret cafes you love, hotel discoveries, packing tips? Share them with us using #uniqueusatravel
- Inspired by the great Fourth of July flag photos we saw, we created #uniqueusaflags so you can share fab flag pics with us!
Here are just a few stunning photos that you'll see:
While we are going to miss catching warm rays on the beach, there is one season we love the most because of the amazing wardrobe options: Autumn! It's Back-to-School time, which means the great new Fall lines and trends have arrived. One of the things we are loving seeing is how many Made in the USA hat designers there are in stores right now! We've rounded-up our favorites for both men and women... Enjoy!
Last week Team Unique packed into a car for an epic road-trip up the California coast to Monterey, for the First City Festival. Every year we partner with the awesome music festival/carnival to create an American-made Marketplace filled with vendors. This year's fest was amazing with Beck, Phantogram, Tanlines, The National, Tokyo Police Club and more. The truly unique thing about the fest is that it's in a beautiful atmosphere by the ocean, so the temperature is perfect day and night, and that admission includes all the carnival rides!!! It's a chill, fun festival. Here's a peek at the good times, photographed by Bryan Dale.
You've been asking us for phone and desktop wallpapers for awhile, so we got our act together over the summer and are proud to introduce UNIQUE USA Wallpapers! Every single month we'll bring you rad designs and photographs to download for free. Here is our very first round of images... You can say we went 'bananas', hehe!
Your desktops and phone screens have never been so unique! Enjoy...
or for your phone:
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Instragram contest over the weekend!
And the lucky Winners are ...
Thank you LA! Our 6th Annual LA Summer Market, took place in downtown LA August 9 & 10 and it was a blast. Cool shoppers, awesome participants and loads of fun perks like photos from Smilebooth, free DIY crafting, free drinks from RUNA, Joia, GT's Kombucha and more! Here is a collection of our favorite photos from the awesome weekend of American-made shopping. *CLICK IMAGE TO SCROLL THROUGH THE GALLERY
Our fearless founder, Sonja Rasula, finally agreed it was time to get a business card. But she didn't want just any old business card - she insisted on designing something fabulous, crazy, shiny and most of all, unique. Here is what she came up with: the thickest card stock she could get and letterpress with copper foil. Thanks to Underwood Letterpress who made Sonja's wildest 'bling biz card' dreams come true!
Get ready for a HOT summer in the city! We are moving our annual LA Summer Market from the airport hangar in Santa Monica to our usual downtown LA spot - doubling the number of amazing, Made-in-America vendors you will discover! Join us and escape the heat in the beautiful penthouse at the California Market Center - shop and support your local economy, enjoy free snacks and refreshing drinks, make something in our DIY Den, plus more!
Unique LA's Summer Market arrives August 9 & 10 Cost: $10 at the door (cash only), $10 online (get a guaranteed tote bag), Kids 12 and under are free.
Admission includes: • The first 5000 ticket buyers each day get a limited edition cotton tote bag from our artist series • Unlimited re-entry for both days • Free drinks from JOIA All Natural Sodas, Honest Tea, GT's Kombucha, Art in the Age and more! • Free snacks from KIND Bars, Cookie Chips and LUNA! • DIY craft projects all weekend long in The DIY Den! • Free photo booth portraits and a print at the Oh Snap Studios Photo Booth
Where: The Penthouse at California Market Center, 110 East Ninth St. Hours: 11am-6pm (both Saturday & Sunday) Parking: There is secure, underground parking at the California Market Center for a $6 flat-rate during Unique LA. There are also numerous outdoor parking lots surrounding the building. Hotel Partner: The Ace Hotel DTLA - use the code "UNIQUE" to get 10% off when you make your reservation, click here to read why we love the brand-new hotel!
Buy modern, made-in-America goods from over 350 curated sellers at UNIQUE LA!
The largest Made-in-America shopping event in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support LA's economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast. The products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA so you're putting your dollars right back into our economy and local community! Visit our popular Cafe to take a break and enjoy a coffee or delicious locally-made food. With fun for everyone plan to spend the day with us... See photos from previous events!