Handcrafted Modern & Rare Vintage Lighting / Decor

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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About SnacksModern

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On Etsy since 2015

Snacks Modern began in Oakland, CA in 2014 and recently relocated our primary studio to Milwaukee, WI. Our handcrafted furniture, lighting, and decor continues the tradition of dreamers and craftsfolk of bygone eras. In addition to our handcrafted works, our shop houses a curated collection of rare antique and vintage goods.

Our studio carefully handpicks local figured lumber from small, sustainable mills. We select and dye our own textiles in-house and have our own sewing studio to produce our furniture and textile products. Our shop is currently developing an apprenticeship program for underserved young adults in the Milwaukee area. Each and every purchase helps us to continue on this journey, thanks for your support.

"I'm not trying to sell you anything, I just want you to be my customer."
- Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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  • Benjamin


    Owner, maker, and forever-student.

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Last updated on Aug 16, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

We list custom measurements for each garment we sell to ensure a good fit. If you are unsure of your size... Get a tape measure and a garment that fits you well and measure using our guide below. We are happy to send additional measurements upon request, just message us! Below are our standard measurements:

Armpits -- (Armpit seam to armpit seam)
Shoulders -- (Shoulder seam to shoulder seam, or approximate)
Sleeve length -- (Armpit seam to end of sleeve)
Length -- Top of collar to bottom hem of garment.

Waist -- Waist Circumference
Hips -- 4" down from waist, measured from hip to hip.
Inseam -- Crotch seam to bottom of leg
Hem Circumference -- (on some skirts / bellbottoms)

Care instructions

If a care tag is not present on a specific garment, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to recommend the best method for cleaning your new item.

Are your handcrafted items made in the USA?

Yes, all of our handcrafted works including new lighting, decor, and home furnishings are made in our very own studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Can your lamps / lighting objects be made for international outlets?

Yes! We stock Europlugs which fit many European and Asian standards. If you need a configuration for a plug type that is not shown in the listing, feel free to contact us for a custom request! Additional build time of 5-10 business days may be required if we don't have the parts in stock for your particular country.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We are happy to send any of our items as gifts and can even offer a note from the sender in our packages. Just send us a note along with your order requesting (free) gift handling and let us know if you'd like us to include a note in the packaging.

Can I purchase your sconces hardwired?

Not at the moment, sorry. Certifications for hardwired lighting fixtures are very expensive to obtain. As a small studio producing handcrafted items, we currently choose to sell only plug-in sconces at the present time. Thanks for understanding!

Discounts for International Orders!

If you are an international customer, please feel free to contact me to discuss a discounted international price that I can offer to your country!

In July, 2019 Etsy announced a free shipping program for US buyers which incentivizes shops like mine who offer guaranteed free shipping. To accommodate Etsy's new standard, prices may now be a bit higher for international customers who cannot benefit from the free shipping guarantee. To correct for this, please contact me directly and I'll be happy to work with you on better pricing for your country. Thanks!