Dinosaurs and Unicorns

Makers-Kit

It may have been two weekends ago, but I’m still thinking about all the fun things I saw at the biannual Renegade Craft Fair (the best, in my opinion). I love this show because I get so inspired to create my own projects—which I mostly set aside until the next craft show comes around! These $10 DIY terrariums (above) from makerskit were a hit. Not only were they fun and quick to make, we got to top ’em off with these cute little dinosaurs. Some other favorites:

Renegade Craft Fair

Mugs in great shades of green from Jessica Wertz ceramics in Berkeley; pretty handmade arrows by Fletcher and Fox; concert posters and illustrations by DKNG Studios.

Renegade Craft Fair

A series of simple, modern graphics on coasters from The Coastal that pair perfectly with these textiles from Dozi, and even these paintings from Salt and Pipper.

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And these furry mounted unicorns and monsters by Yetis & Friends. I swear, from job descriptions to some flavored salt that I just bought, unicorns are trending.

Palm Springs, Part 3: Hiking

Andreas_canyon

Naturally, we went hiking when we were down in Palm Springs. We even went mid-day, and it was a little hot, but nothing crazy. We went to Andreas Canyon in the Indian Canyons, just a few miles from town. There was a small entrance fee to the park, so bring your money—and your camera. The pics below are a combination of the two trails we hit.

The first was the Andreas Canyon Trail: it was only a mile long but really scenic. A nice warm-up hike scattered with those shaggy Fan Palms.

Andreas Canyon

Then we hit the Murray Canyon Trail which leads to a waterfall called Seven Sisters (it was getting hotter at this point). This hike was a bit longer, almost 5 miles, and just as scenic. It was a little more technical too: hopping back and forth across the stream with the help of some rocks.

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I was actually surprised to see any water at all, considering this was the desert. And California is having a drought. You can see the waterfall isn’t exactly gushing, but this whole area was an unexpected oasis just a few miles from our hotel.