DIY: Make a sparkly type T-shirt

DIY: Make a sparkly type T-shirt

We asked the wonderful Lindsey Cheney from the Pleated Poppy to guest blog this DIY. Lindsey began blogging seven years ago as a hobby and quickly fell in love with sharing the things she was creating ...Read more

ET DIY Cross Stitch iPhone Case Kit

DIY: Stitch your own E.T. iPhone case

We asked our friend Leah Brandt of Hero Images to create this adorable cross-stitched iPhone case just in time for Halloween. What you’ll need: Your favorite cross-stitch pattern (E.T. pattern h ...Read more

DIY: How to carve your own wooden spoons

DIY: How to carve your own wooden spoons

We asked graphic designer Chantelle Delichte to guest blog a tutorial of her gorgeous hand-carved wooden spoons. Chantal has done “everything from felting, weaving, sewing, woodworking, leaded-glass w ...Read more

Win a personalized Union Table

Win a personalized Union Table

Our new Union Table is made from aluminum and Canadian maple. The wood was cut with a CNC machine and laser etched, all with the help of our friends at Palette Industries. Before we put it in the stor ...Read more

DIY typography pendants

DIY typography pendants

Calgary-based jewelry designer Lindsay Saunders started Cinder & Sage Designs in 2009. Making jewelry for herself and friends started as a hobby, but soon developed into a successful business. A l ...Read more

Seriously spooky Halloween wallpapers

Seriously spooky Halloween wallpapers

Download free Halloween wallpapers for your desktop, iPhone, and iPad. Illustrated by Mark Gervais. Closed Desktop: 1280 x 960 iPad: 1024 x 1024 iPhone 5: 1536 x 1040 Motel Desktop: 1280 x 960 iPad: 1 ...Read more

Meet our makers

Meet our makers

1.  Jessica Reed  2.  Pawel Mikoluk  3.  Stephen Rapp  4.  Mia Barrett

Simple is beautiful

Simple is beautiful

1. Petite Concrete Table Lamp 2. SOGO Japan Print  3. Lifeguard Fabric Brooch  4. Seamless Ticking Grain Sack Tote

DIY cross-stitched iPhone case

DIY cross-stitched iPhone case

We chatted with Davey Gravy, Calgary-born cross-stitcher extraordinaire, and asked him to guest blog this very simple DIY project. Dave’s background is in type and graffiti, but while attending the Al ...Read more

What we’re loving this week

What we’re loving this week

1. Strokes of Genius Notebook 2.  DIY Cross-stitched iPhone case  3. Compunabula by Corey Holms 4.  Wood iPhone Stand by Your Nest Inspired

Calgary Mini Maker Faire 2013

Calgary Mini Maker Faire 2013

Fairgoods had the opportunity to be a sponsor for this year’s Calgary Mini Maker Faire, held at ACAD.  Here are some photos from this past weekend’s event.

DIY leather card holder

DIY leather card holder

We asked the amazingly talented designer Andi Strand from madebyandi.com to do a guest DIY post for us. She also creates all of the one-of-a-kind handbags (using vintage leather jackets) for her compa ...Read more

Makerfaire YYC

Fairgoods and Maker Faire YYC

We’ll be at Maker Faire YYC all weekend. And we have three pairs of passes to give away. Retweet for a chance to win. (Ends Thursday September 12 at 5 pm MST.)

We love new stuff

We love new stuff

1. Brief Greetings 2. DIY Leather Card Holder 3. Shoebop by Stephen Rapp 4. Hounds and Fox Notebook 

The pretty side of cardboard

The pretty side of cardboard

Montrealer Marie-José Gustave takes cardboard crafting to lofty heights. She uses the corrugated side of cardboard to give depth and patterns to her handmade furniture, clocks, bowls, mirrors, and lam ...Read more

DIY suede macramé plant holder

DIY suede macramé plant holder

What you’ll need: Print off your design. We used Ale Paul’s Brownstone Sans to create this cute “best buds” design. Cut a piece of graphite paper and tape it to the pot with the dark side ...Read more

Type gallery: Signs

Type gallery: Signs

Menu boards, billboards, storefront signs. These typefaces were specifically designed with signs in mind.

We love type things

We love type things

1  Hand Swashed T-shirt  2  DIY Suede Plant Hanger  3  Brownstone Sans  4  Calligraphy Necklace

We love ombre

We love ombre

1 Mini Ombre Books  2  DIY Ombre Napkins  3 Seashore Pro Typeface  4 Ombre Garland by Pomove

Type gallery: Modern

Type gallery: Modern

Need a typeface that’s contemporary and clean? Try one of these modern, versatile fonts by Neil Summerour, Corey Holms, and Ale Paul.

Type gallery: Weddings

Type gallery: Weddings

Looking for typefaces that are perfect for weddings? We’ve done the work for you and put together a selection of scripts that will work beautifully for the big day.

Geometric jewelery by Nylon Sky

Geometric jewelery by Nylon Sky

UK label Nylon Sky creates geometric, graphic jewelry that focuses on the beauty of contrasting materials, and mixes modern technologies like laser-cutting and etching with hand-finishing methods. The ...Read more