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Local Made | A quarterly guide that features rising entrepreneurs and artisans

Buffalo Rising’s Local Made introduces and reacquaint readers with local makers: newly launched or up-and-coming entrepreneurs, small artists and makers.


Wisefool

“There’s nothing better than when two artists come together to collab on a project, or to make a remix of something you already love. It just makes it even better.” Wisefool is excited to announce that they are collaborating with bkindcity on limited quantity of the tees are currently available. According to Daniel Colt Collins, owner of WiseFool, “this collaboration came together in true Buffalo fashion, two Bills seasons ago during a game watch at Breezy Burrito Bar on Elmwood. Breezy has a knack for bringing people together, and Bre (the owner) introduced Katie Monacelli (bkindcity) and I, telling us that she could feel the synergy between our brands.”

This collaboration collection consists of limited edition buttery soft fair trade organic cotton tees in an earth tone color palette that reflects the vibe of both brands. Half of the tees are emblazoned with the classic BKC circle graphic that reads “CITY OF GOOD NEIGHBORS” “QUEEN CITY STRONG” and “716” in honor of our city, while the other half display the word “organic” as defined by both artists, “The natural process of creating community through sincere acts of kindness, acceptance, inspiration, and mutual support.” What could be more Buffalo than that??

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Guccii Giirls

Zoe Oleshansky is an amazing artist. Guccii Giirls is a collection of digital illustrations, printed onto canvas. The pieces are based on Gucci runway and editorial shots. All the illustrations are created on Procreate on her iPad and then exported to get printed. She started drawing the girls when we first went into lockdown and just recently created a business to sell her prints. Some of the illustrations are also available as embroidered onto canvas. Zoe’s collection offers a bright, pop perspective on fashion. Whether you are looking for a piece to brighten up your home or office or looking for the perfect gift for that art lover in your life, anything from the Guccii Giirls is sure to impress and please.

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Petal Pusher WNY

Petal Pusher WNY is a new and up and coming florist in Buffalo. At Petal Pusher, they like to have fun and do so by spending their days creating beautiful bouquets that you’re sure to love and enjoy. They offer a wonderful variety of fresh cut flowers for you to choose from. Sam, creator and owner of Petal Pusher, was born and raised in Buffalo. Growing up, she always dreamed of making someone’s day her actual job. She channels her love of flowers into each floral creation. Whether you’re having a ‘treat yourself’ kind of day, or you’re looking to brighten someone else’s, a bouquet of fresh flowers will never fail. Keep an eye on their schedule or social media for flower truck locations and a chance to build your own bouquet from their unique selection of fresh cut flowers. If you are looking for a beautiful flower arrangement to give to your loved one or to just brighten up your house, we recommend checking out Petal Pusher!

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Bubble Bar

Everyone loves wine but not everyone loves the same kind of wines. Some people prefer drier wines and some prefer sweeter. When planning a party, its often hard to please everyone. Thankfully, Bubble Bar can help! Melinda, owner and operator of Bubble Bar, is originally from Omaha. After moving to Buffalo, with the help of Alchemy Wine & Beer, her trailer was fitted with a kegerator, some neon signs, and a few taps to make her Buffalo’s first mobile sparkling wine bar. With three taps available, you have options that include wine, beer, coffee, cider and more. “We’ll be serving Prosecco, Rose, Moscato and Nitro cold brew on draft all over the Queen City. Hunt down the bubbles!” If you are looking for a great way to provide cocktails at your next party, we recommend checking out Bubble Bar, not only will you be happy with the selection, but your guests will be too!

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716 Perfect Picnics

Some of the most romantic dates I have had have been picnics. There is nothing better than enjoying the company of a loved one or close friends while enjoying a homemade feast. Picnics no longer have to be just a blanket though. 716 Perfect Picnics can help you level up your picnics to be something truly beautiful and memorable. 716 Perfect Picnics will customize your picnic with a tent, tableware, silverware, decorative pillows, blankets and more. Whether you are looking for a romantic setting for 2 or want to have a few close friends, 716 Perfect Picnics can make your picnic something that will be truly memorable and beautiful!

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