Sunday, December 13, 2009

Featured Artists: LB Pop Up Shop 2009 Holiday Edition

We have several of your favorite artists/Poperatives from our 2008 Holiday Pop Up Shop back by popular demand, including:

Jennifer Alden -- Jennifer Alden Design

Since last we Popped Up, Jen has been quite busy making both new merchandise and a big name for herself throughout the greater LA retail scene. You can find her handcrafted fashion accessories, home items, and artwork in an increasing number of local boutiques and on her just-launched website,

We're bringing you some of the most sought-after items in her collection, all in one hot shopping spot.

Chris Giaco -- Circle Six Books

Circle Six Books continues to offer the most eclectic gift book and all-occasion card selection you'll find anywhere in Long Beach, and Chris has pulled the cream of the crop especially for us. And whether you've been naughty or nice, you can snag them at the LB Pop Up Shop for 50% to 70% less than you'd pay at retail.

Myriam Joseph & Steve Meyers -- Joy Spread the Word

We couldn't be happier to have Myriam, Steve and their wonderful Joy Jerseys with us again for 2009. These soft-as-your-favorite-blankie childrens shirts (made from bamboo and organic cotton fabric) are printed with inspiring and soulful words that make your little ones partners in spreading messages of joy.

Visit her website for more info:

Laura Crawford -- Tangerine Treehouse

Long Beach's favorite bike touring adventuress/blogger/metal artisan is back with a brand new item: The Bike Mustache! Laura is hand-crafting these copper 'mustache' head badges in her mobile studio during stops on her current Path Less Pedaled US bike tour, and is making a selection available through the LB Pop Up Shop this year.

See more of Laura's work at, and follow her bike adventures at

Jayme Lynn Basset

Speaking of bikes, the Bike Burrito is another sure winner for the cyclist on your gift list. We featured these last year, and Jayme is back with more styles to please any road warrior or casual rider. We'll also have a selection of her adorable handmade purses and clutches that will keep your essential items fashionably at hand once your bike is parked and locked.

See more Bike Burrito styles at

Cari Marshall

Gift a dash of Long Beach style to friends near and far with Core Poperative Cari's hand-applied transferware ornaments and cachepots featuring the most delightful retro images. We were able to snag the last pieces in this particular series for this year's LB Pop Up Shop, so be to sure to check them out before they're gone!

In addition to her artistic, curatorial, and promotional talents, Cari is plugged in to just about everything cool happening in Long Beach and pens an awesome travel and art blog that's well worth a regular read. Check it out at

Along with these LB Pop Up Shop All-Stars, we have several new artists joining us for this year's Holiday Event. Check back soon for information and photos.

See you soon!

Your Long Beach Poperatives.

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