Holiday shopping blows. Keep your spending under control and check out a huge variety of authentically made gifts for all the one-of-a-kinds in your life.
Here are some of the vendors that will be slinging their gear at our upcoming BLACK MARKET with Ignore Rock’n’Roll Heroes @Cambridge Elks Lodge (55 Bishop Allen Drive, Central Sq) THIS SATURDAY 12/13 from 12-6pm. 21+ Bar, fitting rooms with digital DJs all day long and lots of good vibes. Come hang out and see what your neighbors have been up to…
ASTROLOGY READINGS WITH CHRISTINE BROWN
Christine Brown is a professional astrologer trained by the Nightlight School of Astrology, offering chart readings and consultations at the event, or by email later. Give yourself or someone else the gift of self-knowledge?
Bacteria Field Industrial Tapes
I create comics and zines that bring together a wide range of sources to create multilayered narratives about cultural conflict, the scars of colonialism and unheard microhistories. My comics are an attempt to linearly trace current events to historical tipping points, often at the hands of an aggressor.
Tea is an art to us. Diksha-T is a small, home-based company dedicated to making tea products for a healthy and balanced physical, emotional, and spiritual life. Our blends are inspired by ayurvedic tradition, a holistic approach to wellness, and millennia of cross-cultural and empirical knowledge on spices, herbs and tea leaves. Our staff is comprised of individuals with background and family roots in pharmacy, ayurvedic treatments, and herbalism. // Facebook
DOUBLE VISION EMBROIDERY
Double Vision Embroidery was started in 2012 after artist Sam Merritt purchased an industrial embroidery machine and restored it to working order. She now manufactures her own line of embroidered clothing and patches, inspired by embroidered scout badges, band patches, and classic American patches and embroidery of the 1970s. // Tumblr // FB
Custom embroidery is are also available, for bands, groups, and individuals. Past clients include Haxen, Survival, Whore Paint, Mickey Zacchilli/Cool Dog, Hounds of Hate, and Ignore Rock’nRoll Heroes.
DRIPPING DREAM VINTAGE
Hiya! I’m Mariel Wade and I sell vintage clothing and accessories through my online shop, Dripping Dream Vintage, and in person too! I’m a proponent of wearing and buying vintage because not only are you getting a completely one of a kind item, it’s also a way to recycle clothing and be friendly to the environment. The way I curate my shop is always in transit but currently I am most inspired by the 60s & 70s, southwestern, bohemian and mod looks, denim and velvet. Come say hi at Black Market! I love meeting and talking with other vintage lovers! @drippingdream // FB
GLASS HEART PRESS
The glass heart press is a small letterpress/screenprint shop in Somerville Massachusetts run by Beth Driscoll.I use a 10 x 15 Chandler and Price platen press for letterpress work.I also screenprint original designs and illustrations onto paper,wood and textiles.I work closely with artists from the little house studios(located right next door).
GREG HUNT MADE
Cutting boards lovingly made by hand from reclaimed and salvaged wood. From milling the rough wood to finishing each board with four coats of homemade wax, I treat each board like a piece of fine furniture. All of the wood is locally collected and salvaged from the Boston area, and typically comes from fellow woodworkers’ scraps, sidewalk trash day finds, and construction site dumpsters. Wood selection generally includes classic North American hardwoods White Oak, Maple, Black Walnut, and Cherry. I’m happy to take custom orders for cutting boards or other woodworking. @greghuntmade // FB
HOLY CALAMITY STUDIOS
Run out of a basement, this agile artistic
duo and their cat create original artwork,
crafts, clothing, comics and music. And that’s
just for now.
So for hire, making friends, loud music, and
good beer they’re socially awkward and awesome.
Hit us up.
HUNGRY GHOST PRESS
Hungry Ghost Press takes the massive amount of projects that are constantly being created around us and to tries to release as many as possible at little cost. We try to make music, literature and art with our friends and share it with anyone who likes it. @baddadgooduncle // Online Store
LEXI’S TREE FORT // WANDERING ALEXANDRIA
I crochet hats and scarves using multiple strands of different kinds of yarn to create unique textures.
THE LITTLE HOP SHOP
The Little Hop Shop sells bath and home products (think candles, beard oils, body scrubs, and soaps) made from hop cones, essential oils, and other all-natural ingredients. The items extend the incredible properties and aromas of various hop varietals beyond beer, and make the perfect gift for any beer (or just hop!) enthusiast.
LIMITED APPEAL RECORDS
Limited Appeal Records is a vinyl only label started in 2007 by 2 long time friends. It is based out of Boston & Los Angeles. Our goal is to simply put out records by bands that we like while at the same time creating (what we think to be) interesting/unique looking hand crafted record jackets, inserts & record centers.
Every record is hand assembled/stenciled/rubber/stamped/stickered/screened numbered/what have you. Pressings are usually between 100 (at least) & 500 *at the most). We beg borrow & steel to get the job done. It is what some might call a “labor of love” – because we sure aren’t doing it for the money. // FB
NIGHT WIFE APOTHECARY
Responsible and affordable Bath and Beauty Products made in Boston, MA.
Illustrator and cartoonist from Boston, MA, USA. My work can be seen regularly in Digboston, Maximumrocknrock and the Boston Compass.
PETER’S WORLD STUDIOS // SPOOKY TOWN TAPES
Peter from Spooky Town Tapes and Peter’s World Studios will be there offering hot deals on tapes and records from Spooky Town and other VT favorites, and unloading some studio equipment on the side. Guitar pedals, drum machines, pre-amps and compressors, and more. Also your chance to order a custom song from Peter’s World–crafted to lyrics or themes of your choice.
PM Press seeks to create radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, T-shirts, visual and audio materials to entertain, educate, and inspire you. We aim to distribute these through every available channel with every available technology, whether that means you are seeing anarchist classics at our bookfair stalls; reading our latest vegan cookbook at the café; downloading geeky fiction e-books; or digging new music and timely videos from our website.
SYNONYMOUS T SHIRTS
Stimulation Addict is a Punk collective. No Fun. // FB
TAROT READINGS BY DANIELLE
Tarot readings and some bones & metal from the Society of Strays. Let me reveal your (mis)fortunes/subconcious/futu
THRIFTY TIMES // SERIOUSLY? YES.
I will be selling two zines. Thrifty Times is a zine about thrift shopping that covers everything from shopping tips to vintage craft projects to reviews of old records and video games to highlights from the worst romance novels you never wanted to read. Seriously? Yes. is a zine of weird and humorous true stories in both prose and comics based on themes ranging from the MBTA to crappy jobs. Bundles of back issues and annual subscriptions make great gifts for fans of zines, thrift shopping, old stuff, and laughing at others’ misfortunes. @thriftyzine @seriouslyzine
OTHER VENDORS INCLUDE….
ASM // BARRINGTON EDWARDS // BLOOD MOON JEWELRY // CATALINA RUFIN // THE CHUBBY BEHEMOTH // DEEP THOUGHTS // DISPOSABLE AMERICA // eHAWK // ELLEN BEALE DUBREUIL // HUBBA HUBBA // HUNGRY GHOST PRESS // IAOIAOIAO // JAM JAR ASTRONAUT // KITTY GLITTER // TEAM ZEN // LAVANDETTE // NEVERLEATHER // MARCIA COHEN // MEGAN GIBES // PRN0 // RIVER STREET BINDERY // RHONDA RATRAY // SMOKEY BEAR CAVE // SPACE FUNK DESIGNS // SMFA // STIMULATION ADDICT // VZ VIDI VICI VINTAGE // ZOÁRD WELLS TYEKLÁR