Scoutmob (+ a Giveaway)

Scoutmob-1-Design Crush

I don’t know about you but I think it feels good, really good, to buy local. And when local isn’t possible, it feels just as amazing to purchase from independent makers who are following their passions in life.

Scoutmob is an online marketplace that’s twofold. One, they promote independent makers – craftsmen and designers alike – through Scoutmob Shoppe and give you access to their inspired, authentic goods. Two, they set out to find unique destinations that make cities great by way of their mobile incentives, under-the-radar events, and their on the ground scouts. In a nutshell, Scoutmob believes that by surrounding ourselves with authentic experiences and things, we can make our lives that much more amazing.



Tan Leather Key Fob (Saddle Tan) by 1.61 Soft Goods. I’ve had the same green and white striped fabric key fob for years, and was definitely due for an upgrade. This one is loads classier and easy to find in my bag.



Mini Leather Clutch (Cognac) by Crow SLC. This clutch has a perfect sturdy form, nothing too slouchy. And the warm, cognac brown goes with just about everything in my closet full of reds and blacks.



14k Rose Gold Ring with Black Diamond by Porter Gulch. In this ring I’ve found my new favorite! The rose gold band is so thin that I don’t even feel it on my finger.



Raindrop Bangle 3-Pack (Black & White) by Baleen. Geometric and architectural in design, this set of bangles adds that special pop to anything I wear them with.



Midday Weekender Bag by Po Campo. Everyone needs the perfect bag, one to throw a few essentials into for a short weekend trip. This is that bag.



Porcelain Horseshoe by Redraven Studios. My grandparents had a real horseshoe hanging above a doorway in their house for years. I’ve always wanted to imitate it in my own home.

Now it’s your turn! Scoutmob is giving one reader a $100 Scoutmob Shoppe gift card to shop to your heart’s content.



To Enter:
1. Visit Scoutmob and tell us who your favorite maker is in the comments section.
2. Make sure you’re signed in with a valid email address. (For notification purposes only.)
3. Do it all before Sunday, August 25th at 11:59 CST.

Giveaway Rules + Disclaimer.

  • Nicole

    August 19, 2013 at 9:18 am

    the jewelry by byrdie is amazing!

  • Laura M

    August 19, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I love ScoutMob and when I lived in Atlanta used it all the time–they need to come to Charlotte! I love the prints by Paperfinch.

  • elissa

    August 19, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I am loving the jewelry by LANYAPI DESIGNS. Such cute stuff!!

  • Kaitlin - Handmade Freedom

    August 19, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Wow. I’d never seen ScoutMob before, what a great marketplace!

    I’m particularly drawn to SteFanie Sheehan Designs – her jewelry is super geometric and makes me think of ancient viking runes. Love love love it.

  • Stephanie e.

    August 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Ohhhh, how I would love a ring from Porter Gulch!!!

  • Addie

    August 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

    kinda LOVING the art prints by Nan Lawson – the Edward Scissorhands one is so good!

  • dianne anderson

    August 19, 2013 at 10:39 am

    My favorite maker is Elephantine!

  • Akshara Vivekananthan

    August 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Wow, what a great website! I love the bags by Jen Hewett Studio and Hawks and Doves! The designs are amazing!

    Simply Akshara

  • Cassandra

    August 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

    the engraved cutting boards by RICHWOOD CREATIONS

  • Mia S

    August 19, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I love the Baleen and Elephantine jewelry !

  • Elizabeth @ hobbylobbyist

    August 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I love Del Hutson!

  • ayesha

    August 19, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I LOVE SOUTHERN LIGHTS ELECTRIC and that he describes his
    TRADE as world brightener!

  • Sarah P

    August 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’m dying over the Roobrics animal body T-shirts. My husband would love the T-Rex shirt!

  • Emily

    August 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I want to wear everything by Porter Gulch.

  • Jessica

    August 19, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I’m so grateful there’s a site like this where all these talented artists can connect with audiences near and far; Scoutmob gives me the same vibe that I have loved for years using Etsy, and adds to it with something even more personal… it’s like being able to walk into an artist’s space and speak with them about their inspirations and methods.

    Aymie Spitzer’s Neighborwoods pieces evoke the jet setter in me, in particular her laser-engraved map of Boston, where many of my fondest coming of age stories originated. I’ve been passing up big box stores’ selections (or lack thereof) of coasters in lieu of being greatly in need of a new set. Through this post and after finding Ms. Spitzer’s work, I know for absolute certain her New Orleans coaster set is the one.

  • Jessica

    August 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    It was hard to choose but I found myself immediately perusing the art section. I’d have to say Nan Lawson’s prints are my favorite.

  • Katherine

    August 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    It’s hard to pick a favorite but I’m going with Glak Love and my favorite piece is the squirrel on a wire necklace.

  • Jessie

    August 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I LOVE the Spring Bird Design Patterned Paint Roller & Applicator!

  • sydney85

    August 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    The paper products by Paper Finch are delightful.

  • Jasmine

    August 19, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Love Crow SLC!

  • Holly L

    August 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I love the porter gulch black diamond ring!

  • SuzyMcQ

    August 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Anything by Po Campo would be at the top of my list! Why have I never heard of this company? Great styling, excellent construction, and, the price is unbelievable.

    Great website, so many wonderful items, from jewelry to paper to lighting….amazing!

  • Kellye

    August 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Po Campo! Loooove that weekender bag!

  • Bev H.

    August 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    What a wonderful site; love Baleen’s jewelry — thank you for sharing.

  • Katie

    August 19, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    So many great products! I love the goods from Honeycomb Studios.

  • Caitlin T.

    August 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I love the screen-printed goods by Cairo, especially the full moon tee!

  • Alice Clark

    August 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

    What a great experience, virtual shopping at Scout Mob! IF I must choose, make it the Stitches and Craft shop — and the lovely felt kit.

  • Bethany

    August 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

    I’m loving Brooklyn Candle Company’s candles

  • Tess

    August 20, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Oooh, I love the Po Campo bags- thanks!

  • Kristin

    August 20, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I love Christine Domanic’s brass jewelery.

  • Erin

    August 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I don’t have kids, but I think I need to buy that Bill Murray onesie from TrulySanctuary for someone’s baby.

  • Lea Anna

    August 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I’m really into the Bell Jar Table Lamp by Southern Lights Electric!

  • wolfie

    August 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Fuzzy ink

  • Emily

    August 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    What a cool site. I’m really diggin’ Liber & Co. I love their packaging and several of the cocktail mixers sound really good.

  • Lynn

    August 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I love the striped goods by Lady Alamo!

  • jaime @ laviejaime

    August 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    what a very cool concept! I’d love to try the Powell and Mahony blood orange cocktail mix from the Boston list!

  • Courtney

    August 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    I love elephantine’s work 🙂

  • Jenny Lang

    August 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Love ELEPHANTINE! Her pieces are so simple and dainty and that’s exactly what I love!

  • Allison

    August 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Love Baleen!

  • Cristi M

    August 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    I love the stuff by Tickled Pink

  • Savanah

    August 22, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I love the rustic wine racks made by Del Hutson!

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    August 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I adore Scoutmob! But so hard to choose…
    I love the Banana Stand print and the Roald Dahl quote from Western New York Book Arts Center. And I would totally get the PBR Hipster Can Tshirt from Fuzzy Ink for my boo.


  • Meena

    August 22, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    What a great discovery!!

    I’m really into the Muses & Rebels jewellery 🙂

  • C.C.

    August 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Porter Gulch! I need some of those tiny rings!!

  • Shannon

    August 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Baleen! Beautiful craft.

  • Sarah

    August 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Wow! So much awesomeness! I love The Coin Laundry – witty tea towels, everyone needs some of those!

  • Kim Pincombe Cole

    August 23, 2013 at 11:33 am

    So many great vendors! I love the artsy phone cases by Tart -by-Tynik… Would love to see some local Indianapolis artisans showcase their wares on here!

  • Lee

    August 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Totally in love with the Vinca woodcut jewelry!

  • Ashley S.

    August 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Kemi Gadaleta is my favorite from the website!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win! xoxo

  • emilee

    August 23, 2013 at 1:42 pm
  • Julia

    August 24, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Indigo and Snow.


  • Jessica

    August 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Wow, so so hard to choose. I love that horseshoe, it reminds me very much of the ones my grandparents had on the walls at the farm. Would be nice for nostalgia. Their prints are also fun and different also!

  • Tina M

    August 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    i’m really loving all of elephantine’s dainty and simple necklaces. so gorgeous!

  • Amy C

    August 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Love ScoutMob! If I had to pick, it would be Jay Wiese Pottery – I’m a sucker for ceramics and a firm believer that a great mug can turn around even the crappiest of mornings.

    Honestly – it’s a white coffee mug, but it’s SO much more —

  • Michelle B

    August 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    The jewelry from Porter Gulch is my favorite. Such beautiful, delicate styles.

  • Aja

    August 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    So many amazing goodies to choose from! I really love the travel prints from Anderson Design Group.