If you haven’t stopped by the amazing AND locally owned Utilitarian Workshop in Kansas City, you need to. The space lives on the motto “Made By Us: For Us: Rejoice.” Utilitarian Workshop nabbed a spot just last week on buzzworthy local blog Finding KC’s list of 12 Kansas City Companies That Won’t Stand for Soul Sucking Work Days. For good reason. The shoppe will not stand for the regular, the ordinary. Utilitarian Workshop is like no other shop in Kansas City, and you have got to at least pop in soon, but I bet it won’t be your last trip.

Utilitarian Workshop

Run by awesome local designers and all around radical individuals, Nicole Williams and John Anderson the  Utilitarian Workshop features designers and their handmade work that are always changing.

Utilitarian Workshop

The shoppe offers everything from re-purposed leather  key chains to flannel shirts and old school flags. Besides their unique selection of handmade work, Utilitarian workshop does custom woodwork and design.

The work Utilitarian Workshop showcases does not just come from the awesome local artists, but around the country. When you stop by, you will see work from artists from both coasts and everywhere in between.


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Photo by Chris Mullins


Recently featured by the Star  in April, Utilitarian Workshop has been gaining quite a bit of attention from local outlets and a ton of support from locals. Co-owner Nicole posts to Instagram what’s new in the shoppe regularly along with adorable baby photos you’ll want to see.
Utilitarian Workshop
                                                               Photo by Chris Mullins 
The shoppe also brings in traffic from travelers across the country as a destination shopping spot and cultural destination.
For more of your design fix and to see all the lovely handmade work as it trickles in, follow Utilitarian Workshop on Twitter, Facebook, and of course Instagram.
I know where we will be getting our next gifts, for ourselves or others. These hanging vessles are at the top of my list.
Utilitarian Workshop
Utilitarian Workshop’s hours as of late: 
Friday & Saturday 11A-7P.  Sunday12P-4P
Utilitarian Workshop’s address:
1659 Summit
Kansas City, MO