Last month, Ken and I took Ruth to her first art show at Union Pine, a beautiful gallery space here in Portland, Oregon. The show, called 525, was “Nike’s first ever, completely unsanctioned, super secret, invite only pop-up shop” and consisted of the “personal work of thirty Nike designers ranging from screen prints to paintings to jewelry to even baked goods.” It was wonderful to meet all the designers and to discuss the differences between their Nike work and their personal creations. They are a truly passionate and inspiring group of designers and if you are looking for a few last minute gift ideas be sure to check out their websites. Enjoy!
December 13, 2012
October 21, 2011
Happy Friday!!! I am always excited to spread some Portland news so I was delighted when the ladies of Pattern People sent over a photo of their latest project.
“On October 1st, Pattern People participated in Content at the Ace Hotel in Portland, where designers were each given a room to make their own for a day. Pattern People’s idea was to cover the room in patterns; wallpaper, bedding, pillows, etc. But, instead of working at full-scale, they re-created the room in miniature complete with tiny furniture, plants, working lights and of course, surface designs wherever they could go. To finish it off, the diorama featured a peep-hole view through a fish eye lens which added to the miniature magic. It was then placed behind curtains which hid the actual room interior from sight.
Peering into the looking glass, viewers expectations and perceptions were challenged. Many assumed they were looking into the actual room, some were confused by what they saw, while others were delighted at the perceptual shift they were forced to make. A few of the observers asked, “Why won’t they let us in? I want to be in there!” Pattern People’s miniature adaptation of the room offered viewers a visually stimulating experience which left them in all states of wonder.”
Isn’t this cool?
I also want to take a moment to remind you of the Gardens for Health Pattern Contest. Entries are due by October 27th. I hope you have a great weekend!
June 2, 2011
A friend and I had a wonderful “dress shopping” day a few weeks ago and I saw some wonderful prints out there in the market! These are a few of my favorites that I found at twill, an adorable little store in the Division/Clinton neighborhood. That little geometric/floral dress is just too cute!