Marleigh Culver

While waiting for spring to swoop in like a mood superhero, I’ve been needing a massive dose of colorful cheer. I’ve been loving the beautiful prints from Richmond, Virginia-based artist Marleigh Culver. Her masterful color combinations and organic silhouettes are doing a wonderful job of perking me up in this interim before the much needed spring bulb flower explosion show. I can’t help thinking how amazing Marleigh’s work would be on textiles for garments, wall hangings, and quilts — dreams. I’m eyeing a few of her prints for a gallery wall I’m planning for our office, but it’s a tough choice! More HERE and HERE.

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Plant Planet

I’ve had my eye on these beautiful Plant Planet prints from Los Angeles-based artist Claire Nereim. I’m especially enamored with the Night Garden print, the Poisonous Plants print, and the Matilija Poppy print. I also love that you can find her work on some Baggu bags now (see Anthrurium and Cherry). Portland friends — contact or stop by Neapolitan to find some of Claire’s prints locally. More HERE.

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Images courtesy of Plant Planet.

Shop Visit: Perican Bing

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A little while back, I stopped by Portland’s lovely Perican Bing for a little visit. It’s such a clean, modern, and inviting addition the Sellwood/Westmoreland shopping district. We’re lucky to have such a gorgeous new boutique with amazing clothing, accessories, and home goods! Make your way over and you’ll find Perican Bing’s front door set back a few paces on SE Milwaukie — just beyond Fairlane Coffee (yet another new business to stop by!).

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Perican Bing is owned by mother-daughter dream duo Dominga Ramirez and Lynne Nerenbaum. Dominga is the apparel buyer as well as head operations to the shop and brings with her 15 years experience in the fashion business. From marketing and promotions to sales, buying and merchandising, styling, and production. Lynne is the home goods buyer and she is in charge of visual merchandising. She has a fine arts and curatorial background that brings cheer to every corner of the shop.

I also love that the third generation of these women had has her part in this venture. At age 5, Dominga’s daughter, Ruby, named the imaginary woodpecker, who visited her nightly, “Perican Bing”. Since woodpeckers signify opportunity and discovery, all three ladies thought this would be a great name to give their family shop that celebrates wonder and reverie.

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There are more items in the local Perican Bing retail space than online and you can peruse to find goods from Mary Meyer, Emerson Fry, Rachel Comey, Ali Golden, Just Female, Callahan, Yield Design Co., Tabbisocks, Demylee, La Causa, Baggu, Golem Designs, Camper General Store, Hansel from Basel, Norden Goods, Storm & Marie, OZMA, Seek & Swoon blankets, Spark & Pepper jewelry, and Marisa Mason Jewelry — just to name a few.

Some of my current favorites at Perican Bing are plaid wool cape, the red satin jumpsuit (hey Valentine!), the raw silk dress with pockets, the olive t-shirt dress, the blush crewneck sweater, the off-shoulder bodysuit, the rust slip dress, the everyday black pants, the black and platinum foldover clutch, and the braided leather keychains. Plus, the sale section is crazy good right now!

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This is a great spot to look for yourself and for gifts for friends. Dominga also has years of experience styling A-list celebs for different events, so she will be a great asset if you want help putting together cute outfits from Perican Bing to add to your wardrobe. You can always call ahead to see if she’ll be working if you know you’re going to need assistance.

Perican Bing is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM, Sunday 11AM to 5PM, and closed on Mondays. The shop is located at 1620 SE Claybourne Street Suite 106A here in beautiful Portland, Oregon. You can ring them at 503-206-6757 or info@pericanbing.com for stock information. Also follow @pericanbing on Instagram to see new merchandise, sales, and other events.

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Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. Photos and words by Jen McCabe. Feel free to inquire about having your shop featured!

I HEART PDX

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Hello, Portland sweethearts! This weekend is exploding with hearts and bubbly and many good reasons to go out and support our local shops! The snow caused a lot of financial pain for our big-hearted little businesses and they could really use our coming out in force to support and love on them right now. AND many of them are still donating to charities while they’re struggling because that’s how our town rolls. Have fun out there! xo Jen

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NOW thru Sunday, February 12. Stop by Tilde for the big annual Tilde Valentine Sale! It’s 20% off EVERYTHING — jewelry, bags, accessories, watches, candles, scarves, home goods, soaps, and more. You can shop Tilde online and use the code: VDAY. Tilde is located at 7919 SE 13th Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 10 from 4PM to 8PM. Stop by Woonwinkel for a fun Valentine’s Event with Natalie Joy. Natalie Joy will be debuting her new collection and there will be delicious Alma chocolate, bubbly, a raffle, and free gift wrapping. Woonwinkel is located at 935 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 11 from 3PM to 6PM. Pop by Alder & Co. for the Notary Ceramics Trunk Show! Meet the designer and pick up beautiful, special new pieces while you sip some lovely rosé. 10% of all sales will be donated to the Portland Planned Parenthood chapter. Alder & Co. is located at 616 SW 12th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 11 from 11AM to 6PM. Get to Porch Light and write a bunch of sweet love letters on vintage typewriters! Keiran and her crew is setting you up with loads of paper, postcards, envelopes and stamps to choose from. They will even have a list of the names and addresses of your senators and representatives if you want to send them a little note as well. Designer Amy Olson will be at Porch Light from 1PM to 5PM with her beautiful, handmade jewelry! Plus, the ladies will be serving up yummy hot tea from Portland’s T-Project all day. AND shop dreamy spring bouquets for sale through Tuesday and 20% of the flower sales will be donated to the ACLU. YAY! Porch Light is located at 225 NW 11th Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 from 3PM to 6PM. Stop by Spartan for the Love + Ceramics Trunk Show with Portland designer Kati Von Lehman this weekend. Sip champagne with sweet people and shop Curry’s beautiful wares. Spartan is located at 1210 SE Grand Ave. MORE INFO.

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Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12. Get over to the big Small Shops, Big Hearts event on Mississippi Ave this weekend! Have fun during two days of sales, trunk shows, gifts, treats, wine tastings, and lots more. FLUTTER will be hosting Vetiver Designs jewelry trunk show and a Messina Bitters tasting. PISTILS NURSERY will be offering 20% off plants with purchase of corresponding planter. THE HERB SHOPPE will be serving special snacks from their special Chef Nicole and 15% off all custom blends. To celebrate their 3-year anniversary on the 15th they will be offering 15% off through the 15th. LAND GALLERY will have ‘69 Valentines: A Visual Tribute To The Magnetic Fields’ up. HALF PINT – will be having a Sweethearts Sale that weekend: 15% off all sales for you and your loved one (partner, friend, lover etc) and will be handing out chocolates as well. SHE BOP will be giving out chocolates. PDXCHANGE is doing a free raffle—win a $25 in store gift card for the winner and their Valentine. PAXTON GATE is doing a New Deal Distillery tasting and a jewelry trunk show on the 11th. As well as a Honey, Mead & Bee Fest on the 12th. VERDE COCINA will be featuring a dessert special from Rawdacious Desserts, a bubbly cranberry cocktail special, and all day happy hour. FLEX & FLOW are doing an Acro Yoga workshop sponsored by Portland Juice Co, with giveaways. BLACK WAGON will be hosting a Valentine Pop Up Shop by Leo Valentino with champagne and cookies; proceeds go to the Children’s Cancer Association(CCA). MOLOKO will be serving chocolate martinis! GYPSY CHIC 20% off store discount, wine and cookies! OREGON DELI premium craft smoked meat variety packs for the meat lover in your life. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 11 from 12PM to 5PM. Stop by Beam & Anchor for a Valentine’s Day trunk sale with Wood & Faulk, Machete Pocket Knife jewelry, and Ashley Hardy Ceramics. There will be drinks and 10% of sales will be donated to the ACLU. Beam & Anchor is located at 2710 N Interstate Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 11 from 12PM to 4PM. Stop by Mantel to shop while you sample wines from Lange Estates Winery and nibble mini cupcakes from Posie’s. Shop for Valentine’s Day… Galentine’s… Palentine’s… or just some much needed self-care and self-love. Mantel is located at 8202 North Denver Ave. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 11 from 7PM-10PM. Hey Valentines, come downtown for A Celebration of Romance with Jane’s Vanity! It will be a fun, decadent evening with the latest collections of luxurious European lingerie and loungewear. There will be a fashion show, jewels, floral crowns, champagne, local wine, and more. SO MANY BEAUTIFUL THINGS. GET TICKETS + ENTER LINGERIE GIVEAWAY! (P.S. 20% off code: HONEYK20 thru 2/10)

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Sunday, February 12 from 11AM to 6PM. Make sure to stop by and shop the fun Sundaze Collective Market this Sunday at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel! There will be 13 AMAZING designers and little shops selling their beautiful goods. The perfect place to shop for dreamy things for yourself, your friends, your family, and your sweethearts for Valentine’s Day. Shop beautiful clothing, accessories, jewels, apothecary, ceramics, home goods, art, wall hangings, stuff for the kiddos, vintage, flowers, floral arrangements, and delicious sweets! Participating Shops + Designers: The Yo! Store, Sweetheart Bakery, Alexa Stark, Laurs Kemp, Bosque Design, Age to Come, Little Feral • Friend Assembly, Sandbox Ceramics, IAMTHAT Shop, Natalie Joy, Fieldwork Flowers, Johan. The Sundaze Collective is located at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Sunday, February 12 from 12PM to 4PM. Stop by Backtalk for Tarot Readings by Jewelie + Polaris Jewelry Trunk Show! See what kind of magic is going to cross your path this year and shop Kaliska’s simple Polaris geometric jewelry designs — stacks and hoops and other beauties made in Portland. Backtalk is located at 421 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO.

Tuesday, February 14. 11AM to 6PM. Mantel will be hosting a pop-up with Work/Shop, offering beautiful floral bouquets, and pouring complimentary bubbly all day. Mantel is located at 8202 North Denver Ave. MORE INFO.

Friday, February 17. Come to the Frances May Party with artist Caleb Walter Reed! Stop by and celebrate the new window collaboration — the show is entitled: “I’m going to float away for a while” and the paintings feature select items from Frances May Spring 2017 buy seen through the artist’s lens. The paintings on view will be for sale along with a limited edition run of tote bags with proceeds going to the artist. Complimentary drinks served by Tusk make this night even more lovely. Frances May is located at 1003 SW Washington St. MORE INFO.

NOW thru Saturday, February 25. Get out to the 40th Annual Portland International Film Festival! Float away to many other worlds and broaden your perspective with over 100 films. FILM SCHEDULE + TICKETS

Wednesday, February 22. Doors at 6:30PM. Show at 8PM. Get your tickets for Fade to Light: A Multidimensional Fashion Event at Crystal Ballroom! You’ll see new collections from Andres Pinedo, COLTY, Fräulein Couture, Geeks in Amsterdam, MOORE, One Imaginary Girl, and Wendy Ohlendorf. Fade to Light showcases the work of both established and emerging designers within the Portland fashion community in a dynamic fashion show that encourages designers to think outside the box with their runway presentations. Designed in Portland and 100% of the manufacturing is done ethically and sustainably. Plus, DJ Gregarious will provide music and visuals. Happy 5th Anniversary, Elizabeth and Fade to Light! A portion of the show proceeds will go to benefit the ACLU. All ages. Bar with ID. The Crystal Ballroom is located at 1332 West Burnside St. MORE INFO + GET TICKETS

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Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30PM. Stop by the Salvage Works showroom for Fisher Poets: An evening of sea stories and poems from people who love and earn a living on the water. Salvage Works is located in Kenton at 2024 N. Argyle Street. MORE INFO.

Saturday, February 25 from 10AM to 6PM. It’s happening again! Come by the big Betsy & Iya Bazaar! You’ll find textiles, rugs, baskets, hair accessories and jewelry from all over the world for amazing deals. The shop will be full of one-of-a-kind items — they are transforming their shop into a lively world market full of colors and textures! Betsy & Iya is located at 2403 NW Thurman St. MORE INFO.

Vía Raíz Pop-Up Goes Online. Hey! Remember our little Vía Raíz Portland Shop Visit from over the holidays? Well, hopefully someday Jennifer will have a brick and mortar storefront, but for now we can shop Vía Raíz online! So good.

Now thru autumn. There are lots of amazing workshops listed at Wildcraft Studio School now! There are dozens of classes, including several with indigo dye and Shibori, but there are a few really catching my eye: Wooden Spoon Carving, Traditional Japanese Natural Dyes, Marbled Textiles, Block Printed Textiles, Folklore of Flowers, Botanical Drawing: Columbia Gorge Wildflowers, Herbal Wines, Cordials, & Elixirs, and Columbia Plateau Plant Fiber Basketry. See more classes HERE.

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PHOTOS: Some of my current faves from Alder & Co. and a beautiful bouquet from Hilary Horvath Flowers located inside the Alder & Co. space. See details for their upcoming trunk show and ways they’re supporting Planned Parenthood Portland.

PDX Event: Sundaze Collective

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SUNDAZE COLLECTIVE • Sun, Feb 12 • 11AM to 6PM • 403 SW 10th Ave • INSTAGRAM

YAY! The Sundaze Collective is back this Sunday at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel with 13 wonderful designers and shops! This week is a phenomenal lineup with some familiar and some new Sundaze faces. And a good place to shop for dreamy things for yourself, your friends, your family, and your sweethearts for Valentine’s Day. Shop beautiful clothing, accessories, jewels, apothecary, ceramics, home goods, art, wall hangings, stuff for the kiddos, vintage, flowers, floral arrangements, and delicious sweets!

➔ ♥ FEBRUARY 12 SUNDAZE COLLECTIVE PARTICIPATING SHOPS + DESIGNERS: THE YO! STORESWEETHEART BAKERYALEXA STARKLAURS KEMPBOSQUE DESIGNAGE TO COME • LITTLE FERAL • FRIEND ASSEMBLY • SANDBOX CERAMICS • IAMTHAT SHOP • NATALIE JOY • FIELDWORK FLOWERS • JOHAN

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Each month brings a rotating selection of incredibly talented local merchants to fill The Cleaners space thanks to some ace coordinating by lovely Sarah Radcliffe from The Yo! Store! If you don’t live in Portland, make it part of your travel plans and meet some of our finest locals. MORE INFO.

THE YO! STORE: Sarah’s amazing Portland shop offers gorgeous jewels, bags, stellar home goods, wonderful apothecary goods, the cutest stuff for babies and kids, and ace vintage clothing pieces that work beautifully when paired with modern designs or layered with more standout vintage. Location: 935 NW 19TH AVE MORE THE YO! STORE.

SWEETHEART BAKERY: Anna Henrie Henricks is known for her stunning floral festooned cakes, tarts, squares, meringues, and other scrumptious treats. Follow @sweetheartstjohns to see her dreamy creations and pop-up dates. YUM. MORE SWEETHEART BAKERY.

LAURS KEMP: Laurs makes beautiful, seasonless modern garments — all sewn at her studio here in Portland. All fabric scraps are donated locally which makes them a zero-waste studio! MORE LAURS KEMP.

SANDBOX CERAMICS: Petra Wellborn Kaiser is an artist and Oregon native. She creates lovely modern ceramics in her home studio while surrounded by the inspiring sculptural works left behind by her granny. MORE SANDBOX CERAMICS.

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JOHAN: Laura’s little Portland shop is a destination for minimal Scandi style, stunning clothing, locally made goods, interesting apothecary items, and lots more. Location: 632 SW Pine Street MORE JOHAN.

LITTLE FERAL: Local artist Kaysie Condron is using hand-dyed rope, copper and brass to make wonderful jewelry, wall hangings and macramé pieces. Pretties for plants, walls and humans. MORE LITTLE FERAL.

NATALIE JOY: Natalie Joy is known for her bold, geometric jewelry shapes that become timeless wardrobe staples. She also makes amazing brass plant mobiles that catch the light and cast dreamy shadows. MORE NATALIE JOY.

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ALEXA STARK: Alexa designs clothing with a firm foundation in sustainability, repurposing, minimal waste and quality fabrics. MORE ALEXA STARK.

BOSQUE DESIGN: Lauren Hackett designs timeless, sculptural modern furniture and home goods with an eye for detail and geometry. With a background in architecture and sculpture, Hackett uses solid wood, metals, and glass to create pieces to last. MORE BOSQUE DESIGN.

AGE TO COME: Linsey and Michele create clothing for children that meet at the intersection of style, practicality, and social contribution in gender neutral kid’s fashion. Their clean, simple designs are cool, versatile, and functional in a color palette of black, white, and grey. MORE AGE TO COME.

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FRIEND ASSEMBLY: Sarah Schreiber is an art teacher and maker of funny clay faces. She creates wonderful ceramic vases, planters, jewelry, and pipes that make you smile. And she has a really cute dachshund. MORE FRIEND ASSEMBLY.

IAMTHAT SHOP: A slice of heaven for vintage lovers looking for wearable, interesting pieces. They really know how to style and layer a vintage look to make it beautifully modern and relevant. Location: 3623 SE Hawthorne Blvd MORE IAMTHAT SHOP.

FIELDWORK FLOWERS: Megan makes gorgeous floral creations, wreaths, and bouquets at her shop and pop ups around town. Keep an eye out for fun workshops, too! Location: 1100 SE Grand Ave MORE FIELDWORK FLOWERS.

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➔SUBMISSIONS FOR FUTURE SUNDAZE VENDORS WELCOME!
If you want to get in on the fun or know someone who should, just contact Sarah Radcliffe {sundazecollectivepdx@gmail.com} to submit your relevant links, pics, and details about your designs or your little shop that you’d like to showcase at an upcoming Sundaze Collective event. SOME UPCOMING DATES: March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug 6, Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5 and Dec 3.

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FOLLOW @SUNDAZECOLLECTIVE ON INSTAGRAM