Art-A-Whirl 2017

Moth Oddities recently participated in ART-A-WHIRL for our second year at the Acowsay Cinema Studio! ART-A-WHIRL is an epic artist studio tour that occurs in Northeast Minneapolis every spring. It is currently the largest studio tour in the country.

Ian Babineau is a graphic artist and illustrator who creates prints and zines with his risograph printer, a digital spot color duplicator made in Japan circa 1980. He studied printing and design in an apprenticeship style program at Aesthetic Apparatus. Check out Ian's upcoming gallery showing at Norseman Distillery from June 26th - July 10th.

Suzy Cyr creates beautiful, handmade macrame wall hangings and plant holders. We like to call her the 'macrame-ker'!

Sister Honey Floral Co. is a floral design company owned by Katie Horvath. Katie designs with a loose, organic style and tries to tether the wild tendencies of nature in her arrangements. At ART-A-WHIRL, Katie made fresh floral crowns from foraged blooms.

BET Vodka is a premium-pour vodka made from the hearts of sugar beets from a cooperative farm in the Midwest. BET Vodka partnered with MY SISTER during our ART-A-WHIRL event for a donation-based Bloody Mary bar! Not only were the Bloodies delicious, all of the proceeds benefited MY SISTER's non-profit partner, MN Girls Are Not For Sale, which fights to minimize commercial sexual exploitation. 

The Bloody Mary bar was complete with salty snacks provided by Isadore Nut Company & sweet treats from Amy's Cupcake Shoppe.

Thanks to everyone who came to ART-A-WHIRL and visited the pop-up! It was so nice to see everyone who came through. We really appreciate your continued support for Moth Oddities & the local creative community. 

All photos by ENGLE // OLSON

Sisterhood & Sustainability Pop-Up

Shop empowering streetwear from MY SISTER & Moth Oddities at the Sisterhood & Sustainability Pop-Up!

Calling all Minnesota-based shoppers! Join us at the MY SISTER shop on Tuesday, April 18th for a social hour and ethical shopping event in celebration of sisterhood and sustainability.

MY SISTER will feature their new collection of feminist tees, leggings and hats to empower girls and women in the community. 

Moth Oddities will feature their recycled vintage collection of spring and summer clothing, to promote the importance of sustainable fashion practices.

PLUS - A percentage of each purchase from the pop-up will be donated to MY SISTER's non-profit partners that work to minimize commercial sexual exploitation.

Let's band together and continue to push boundaries and propel forward. Hope to see you there!

The Sisterhood & Sustainability Pop-Up is a Fashion Week MN event. RSVP HERE!
See the entire photo set at Maiden's Magazine.

Valentines Day VINTAGE

Valentines day is only a week away! Check out our collection of flirty vintage items styled specially for love-day. Place your order by the end of the day TODAY (Tuesday, February 7th at midnight CST) to have guaranteed arrival by the 14th. Shop your favorites below!

*Shipping guarantee applies to domestic orders only

Maidens Magazine in MPLS

On November 28th, 2016, Yana of Moth Oddities joined 12 talented female photographers in showcasing film photography prints at the Maiden's Magazine gallery event at Norseman Distillery. The event celebrated collaboration between women. Women empowering women. The night of the event, all of the prints were silently auctioned off and the proceeds were donated to the non-profit MN Girls are Not For Sale, a statewide campaign of the Women's foundation of Minnesota to end sex trafficking. 

It feels amazing to be surrounded by such strong, creative women in Minneapolis. Events like Maidens Magazine in MPLS are important to showcase the immense contributions that women bring to our local community. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event to support the cause and celebrate females!

Below are a few of my favorite shots from my exclusive film set for Maiden's Magazine.

MAIDEN: Lauren Harkin
PHOTOGRAPHER: Yana Pietras
WARDROBE: Moth Oddities
FORMAT: 35mm
LOCATION: Northeast, MPLS


Shop vintage items from this shoot!

Upcoming Vintage Pop-Ups

Hi guys, We're excited to announce our upcoming vintage pop-ups, some of which will take place on our PNW road trip, and a couple back home in the Twin Cities! This road trip will be a bit shorter than our trek last winter (see the craziness HERE), but still packed full of adventures and collaborations. Hope you can make it to one of the events. Stop by and try on your favorites from our vintage collection - We'd love to meet ya!

VINTAGE POP-UP SCHEDULE

  • Sunday, August 28th - Moth Oddities at the PDX Flea, a collection of flea & craft makers in Portland, OR.
  • Friday, September 9th - Moth Oddities and Windy Peak Vintage present Fall Forage, a vintage pop-up shop at the Cactus Blossom Collective in Livingston, MT (more info coming soon!)
  • Tuesday, September 13th - Moth Oddities and Proper & Prim present Autumn Vintage, a fashion pop-up shop at Proper & Prim in Fargo, ND (more info coming soon!)
  • Saturday, September 17th - Moth Oddities at the Minne-Mile NightMarket, a late-night shopping event with artists, makers and vintage vendors in Minneapolis, MN
  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday (9/22 - 9/24) - Moth Oddities at Junk Bonanza, a giant indoor shopping experience for antique loves and vintage purveyors in Shakopee, MN

Art-A-Whirl 2016

Last weekend we took part in ART-A-WHIRL, the epic artist studio tour that occurs in Northeast Minneapolis every spring!

We set up shop at Studio 230 of the Q.arma Building with Nylonsaddle Photography + Acowsay Cinema. Moth Oddities was one of four pop-up shops that Nylonsaddle and the Acowsay team hosted for Art-A-Whirl. Check out this killer line-up of creatives!

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1) Koonyai Studios (website)
Handmade, minimal concrete jewelry

Photo by Koonyai Studios

2) WAAM Industries (website)
Handmade wooden cinder blocks, wooden milk crates and waxed canvas lunch bags

Photo by WAAM Industries

3) Whimsy Designs (website)
Floral design and flower crowns

Photo by Whimsy Designs

4) Nylonsaddle Photography (website)
Wedding and lifestyle photography

5) Acowsay Cinema (website)
Wedding and lifestyle videography

Photo via Acowsay Cinema

Photo via Acowsay Cinema

We had such a great time hanging out with this talented crew all weekend! Thanks to all our friends, family and followers who came by and visited the pop-up. We're already looking forward to next year's '-whirl'!

Cheers!
- Ian, Moth Oddities