unexpected guests: emily katz.

today we’re dropping in on multi-talented, multi-media artist emily katz who lives in inner Northeast Portland, Oregon. emily shares her eclectic, cozy, plant-filled home with her partner in life and design, Adam, along with their dog Donut, and cat Cowbear. Emily is currently traveling the world teaching macrame workshops, learning about energy healing, art directing... 
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studio tour / lark and arrow.

i first met grace of lark + arrow at a meet and mingle that she co-hosted with the creative gals at makers mess. a recent transplant from portland, oregon, grace jumped right into the creative community here in los angeles, sharing her love for all things handmade. while in oregon and in search of fellow creatives, she founded CYL (craft your life), an online resource for... 
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k colette | a $500 giveaway.

please meet one very sweet company — k colette of Portland, Maine. from beautiful textiles, pillows and sweet-smelling apothecaries to fashion accessories, jewelry and totes, k colette has such a lovely collection of quality, handmade products — each with a story that connects you to the artisans who crafted them. Through their work, k colette’s artisans... 
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L.A. opening: lisa golightly.

portland, oregon-based painter lisa golightly has long been one of my favorite artists. i think i’ve been following her work almost as long as I’ve been blogging. Lisa’s initial focus was photography, the influence of which can be seen in her paintings. Her work revolves around memory and how snapshots shape, influence, change and even create memory. there’s... 
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friday finds.

and now for a little something different this friday finds — one of my favorite instagram feeds to follow: @thegaybeards. if you’re not following these two best buds from portland, oregon — well, you should be. the stuff these two get all up in their beards will always put a smile on your face and a little swing in your step. here’s a sneak peek. you... 
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