Designbox Presents Brand Fandango XIII – at CAM!

Brand Fandango is a month-long holiday shop featuring a diverse collection of the area’s most unique and amazing artists, crafters & designers all in one shop! Follow us on Twitter (@dbraleigh / #BrandFandango / @CAMraleigh) for special event announcements, including artist signings, product demos, and food/drink tastings.

Designbox presents the 13th annual Brand Fandango in a new space this year, partnering with the Contemporary Art Museum in downtown Raleigh. Woohoo! Do all of your seasonal shopping right in your own backyard.

Opening: First Friday, December 5, 6pm-10pm

Runs Thru: Tuesday, December 23, 6:30pm

Hours: Wed-Fri 11a-6:30p / Sat-Sun 12p-5p

Brand Fandango XIII includes some of our long-time faves as well as some fresh new collections:

ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect) empowers young women and mothers in Ghana through the transformation of plastic waste into beautiful fashion-forward products, combining recycled plastic and hand-dyed batik fabrik.  Proceeds benefit the ABAN women’s empowerment program.

AcroEntertainment: A unique alphabet book of contortion and acrobatics by Kaci and Katie of AcroEntertainment.

AHPEELE: Clothing items for men and women with original art by Adam Peele, screen-printed on the best quality materials.

Anna Podris: Small surrealistic encaustic art.

A/V Geeks: New DVDs of old 16mm educational films.

Cirque de Vol Studios: Beautiful handmade hula hoops for the beginner to professional hooper! Lots of sizes and colors to choose from. The perfect apparatus to start your budding circus career, combined with one hooping class to get you started off right!

Ever So Lovely: Une of a kind, handmade sparkly jewelry and vintage inspired pieces including earrings, rings, and stamped metal necklaces.

Freaker: Get your freak on with these one-size fits all koozies. As seen on the hit TV show, “Shark Tank,” these drink insulators infuse life, style and functionality.  Designed in Wilmington, NC. Made in the freakin’ USA.  Many designs to choose from!

Full Flower Herbs: Small batch herbal extracts for wellness and healing, handmade from fresh herbs sustainably grown and ethically wildcrafted.

Impress Coffee Brewer: a one-cup-at-a-time handcrafted coffee brewer and triple wall insulated to-go drinking vessel in one!  Invented by the caffeine crazed folks at Designbox.

inblue. handmade: handmade leather journals and accessories.  Made in Asheville, NC.

Johnny Mack Ties: Years ago, upon realizing that a nice bow tie cost more than his flea market tuxedo, a friend joked that he should carve one out of wood.  Without laughing, Johnny Mack started carving. Each JMack bow tie is unique, as each is hand carved to reveal the intrinsic beauty of the selected species of wood.

JKS Graphics: Retro modern art for your walls, wooden boxes and vintage inspired cards and prints – created from snapshots and ephemera from the 1900s to the 1970s combined with a hand drawn touch!  Limited edition art of Raleigh available.

Keith Norval: Original pop art paintings, eccentric figurines, and hand-thrown coffee mugs.

Laughing Jade: Gifts of relaxation and inspiration, including: aromatherapeutic eye pillows, gift certificates for massage, and yoga packages.  Laughing Jade is located in downtown Raleigh just off of Glenwood Ave.

Lo & Behold: Luxurious and all natural body care, using use 100% synthetic-free ingredients to formulate gentle body oils, body butter, cuticle cream, lip balms, scrubs, and salves that nourish your skin. The entire Lo & Behold body care line is made with organic beeswax, high quality oils, and essential oils; and are hand crafted in small batches with care and consideration.

Mad Art Jewelry: Steampunk Jewelry using watch parts, found objects, and metals enhanced with textures and patinas to create one of a kind pieces.  Mad Art Jewelry is created by award-winning metals artist Madelyn Smoak.

Metamorphosis: Part rustic & organic, part playful & whimsical, the line runs the gamut from easy to wear everyday pieces to one of a kind wearable dioramas. Husband-wife team of Sonya Coulson Rook and Jackey Rook combine traditional metalsmithing techniques with non-traditional materials to create jewelry and accessories for both men and women.

Oak City Coffee: Give the gift of caffeine! Oak City Coffee is freshly roasted in downtown Raleigh with farmer-direct, fair-trade beans.  Two sizes to choose from: 2oz stocking stuffer / 12oz gift bag.

The Other Edge: Whimsical yet practical house-ware items, including Tiki Fondue, Snowman Carafe, Pocket Vase and more.

Paul Friedrich: Small paintings, signed prints, humorous cartoon t-shirts, comic books and more by pop-icon Paul Friedrich; who you probably know from the Carolina Hurricanes CUP OF AWESOME comic strip, the graffiti mural at Marbles Kids Museum, “Onion Head Monster,” and/or the inspirational coffee table book, “Man V. Liver.”

The Product Farm: Insulated beverage tumblers (with lid) for all your travel needs, including: Brew2go, Vino2go, Beerstein, Stemless Traveler, and the Muggen.

Sarah Tector: Silver jewelry with a simple design philosophy: less is more.

Steve Driggers: Hand-turned wood crafts and art. Beautiful vases, bowls and hanging pieces available.

Tiffany Coley Artisan Jewelry: Handcrafted industrial, chic artisan jewelry created with metal, glass and found objects.

Tiny Peepers: Handmade gifts for your favorite people. If you have a banjo-loving sister, a mom with an airstream camper, or a bestie with the same banana seat bike as you when you were kids–you’ll find a little nostalgia, with a clean modern look in every design.

Trende Femme: Contemporary jewelry made with felted wool using the Shibori (Japanese) technique to create one-of-a-kind designs. Each piece is lovingly made by hand in North Carolina. Whenever possible, Trende Femme will incorporate recycled or fairly traded fibers.

Videri Chocolate Factory: Made in the warehouse district of Raleigh, this bean-to-bar chocolate is made with the finest organic cocoa beans, cocoa butter, and organic sugar available. No soy lecithin, no xanthan gum, no emulsifiers or artificial flavorings. Just whole, organic and fair-trade ingredients.

Zass Design: Handmade jewelry from up-cycled materials.  Every piece has a history, a starting point. Each piece is individual with a unique past, present and a future story of its own.