Meet the Team

Humboldt House is a feminist shop filled with the work of local and emerging Chicago makers. We strive to be an incubator for the incredible work and ideas formed within our beautiful artist community. As well as a comforting, community driven safe space for our friends and neighbors to come together to create the future we want to see.

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Claire Tibbs is owner of Humboldt House, a Chicago made goods community shop. After calling Humboldt Park home for a few years, Claire knew that it was the neighborhood she wanted to plant roots in. She graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in Studio Art and began working in contemporary art galleries. With Humboldt House, she was interested in pairing her love for art, design and vintage finds with a community-oriented feminist shop. Humboldt House offers a carefully curated collection of locally found furniture and goods, as well as the work of local jewelry designers, ceramic artists and apothecary makers. 


Lady Bird & Squid 

Shop dogs in training.