Open Air Museum

I’ve been loving the new collection from Open Air Museum by emerging Portland designer Shea Christner. Christner moved to Portland in spring of 2015, only a year ago after receiving her BFA in fibers at Savannah College of Art and Design, so it’s amazing that she was able to settle in and launch her first collection after just a year in PDX. Shea finds inspiration for her designs in primitive sculpture, the Bauhaus movement, and Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo. My faves are the raw silk Eva Dress and the Accordion Tops in both colors.

You can shop Open Air Museum online and for Portland locals and visitors — Shea’s designs can be found at both Backtalk and Johan. More HERE.










Photography: Katie + Joe Bauer
Styling: Laura Housgard
Hair + Makeup: Kaiya Woodside
Model: Anabella Angerlioni
Jewelry + Accessories: Earring by, Ring by Minoux Jewelry, Scarf by Han Starnes

PDX Event: Plucky Maidens Junk Fest


PLUCKY MAIDENS JUNK FESTFri July 22 • 12PM to 7PM • 7805 SE Oaks Park Way • INFO

Come out, vintage lovers! Portland’s fun Plucky Maidens Summer Junk Fest is happening this Friday, July 22! They will be back at their wonderful and historic Oaks Amusement Park venue in SE Portland. It’s a really beautiful spot where you can shop for vintage scores right along the Willamette River under a canopy of trees. There will be a whopping 75+ fantastic vintage dealers to peruse and find beautiful home goods, clothing, accessories, jewelry, textiles, toys, paper goods, vintage office supplies, and lots of other fabulous collectibles.

PLUS, along with that roster of great vendors, there will be food trucks, beer, wine, live music, and tons of free parking spaces. It might be a really good day to play hooky from work or use one of those vacation days. Early buying goes from NOON until 2PM and it’s $10 admission. If you can’t make it until later in the day, from 2PM until 7PM it will be $5 to get in to the event. Find a list of vendors and MORE DETAILS HERE.




Lovely Things #2

Hello! Here I go with my second installment of LOVELY THINGS! This time it seems to be more about home goods, travel, and art. It’s strange that, without trying, these things that my eye tends to gravitate to all sort of fit together in color and mood. Totally randomly lured by them, but cohesive all the same. Oh my word, I am coveting so many home things. It’s hard when you can see the design symphony your home could boast, but the piggy bank just shakes its head. Little by little it will get there. Check out more Lovely Things posts! ♥

Love this viewpoint of a 17th century church on Monserrate in Bogotá, Colombia.

This beautiful little specimen terrarium display case is high on my wish list.

This photo from The Danish Girl of Alicia Vikander, as amazing artist Gerda Wegener, is stunning. The costume designs by Paco Delgado are a dream.

I’m absolutely cuckoo for this Forest Green Velvet Settee and all the emerald, grey, and duck egg hues. Also, this navy velvet sofa is very close to my antique Chippendale rescue.

Such sweet floor cushions in geometric waves prints. Nice for kitties, pups, babies, or just so your own bum is comfy relaxing on the floor.

This fun Geometric Wool Tile Dhurrie is a great piece! Especially if the #ihavethisthingwithfloors reality of fancy tile prices is getting you down.

Ummm…. I can’t unsee these phenomenally beautiful kilims by Taher Asad-Bakhtiari. His textile work is brilliant.

Yep. Still have my eye on these black pom pom baskets. Too good.

“Forestus Tatas”. Hahahaaaa! This Imaginary Boob Fungus Terrarium painting is awesome. I also love this other terrarium painting she did.

Wow. Lisa’s new lighting designs are freaking fantastic. Those colors! I’d like a Large Smooth Bell, a Small Smooth Bell, and a Large Matchstick Tube to hang together.

ALL the things from Woonwinkel, please. Especially loving the Copper Bowls with White Marble Lids and the Natural Linen Black Triangles Pillows.

Such a clever stacked jewelry box in layers of maple, cork, and copper.

These pretty blown glass pitchers would be nice to have filled with ice and lemonade spritzers for summer dinners on the patio or filled with mimosas at brunch with friends.

YAY! It’s peach season!! This peach tartlet recipe looks yummy.

Oh, yeah. I’d love some strawberry apricot breakfast crisp any morning… any day.

I love how inviting these tufted daybed mattresses look when stacked up or positioned amongst the houseplants for a living room floor retreat. Really into this one and this one.

Some of the amazing ceramics available at OKO. Those black vases are by Bobbie Specker and Meadow Design Ceramics made the black planter pot and black salt holder.

Well, this is a dream workspace! Love the Samara Work Table and the whole look from Feist Forest and Country Living mag.

Madewell Fall 2016

We’re not ready to be done with summer, but here are some of my favorite looks from the upcoming Madewell Fall/Winter 2016 Collection. I love all the layers of tailored pieces with more schlumpy pieces, the pattern play, and the cropped trousers. My favorites might be the little grey capelet coat and the Pepto pink overcoat. You’ll find lots more autumn fun HERE soon enough, but let’s not really think about that just yet.









Images courtesy of Madewell.

Shop Visit: Chariot


In the charming coastal town of Astoria, Oregon, we now have Chariot Spirit + Home, the newly open retail spot joining the list of must-visit attractions. An hour and a half from Portland, Astoria has been a long a hidden gem, but it’s popularity has been gaining serious traction the last few years as craft breweries, boutique hotels, a killer farmer’s market, and fun events have taken root and our state becomes home to more people. The addition of Chariot makes it all the more a fun destination for Portland locals and visitors.



Conceived and brought to life by interior designer and tarot reader, Suzy Olsen, Chariot takes it’s name from the chariot card which came up again and again in tarot spreads Suzy pulled for guidance as she worked on this project. A lover of antiques, Suzy was drawn to Astoria’s beautiful Victorian homes, coastal air, and as she put it ‘haunting spirits’. The result of these loves is Chariot’s inspiring combination of retail shop, design studio, and spiritual workshop.



I was lucky enough to visit Chariot on it’s first official day open to the public. It was a beautiful sunny day and Chariot’s wares were truly shining. Stealing the show were definitely the textiles which include handprinted napkins from Portland’s Nell and Mary, shibori pillows from East Knot, as well as brightly colored rugs and throws. Other standouts included paint dipped baskets, striped cafe au lait bowls, wall hangings from WKNDLA, and handmade pottery. Suzy is a lover of antiques and Chariot’s vintage and vintage-inspired wares aren’t fussy and lend themselves to both vintage and modern abodes.



Ready to tackle the ‘spirit’ portion of it’s name, you’ll find natural skin care from Fig and Moss and Plantmakeup, almost too-beautiful-to-burn cedar and rosemary smudge wands, candles, crystals, and incense cones nestled amongst the homewares. A natural skin care enthusiast, I was intrigued by Plantmakeup’s Wild Rose face wash as well as the Fig and Moss Balancing Honey facial cleanser. In the end, I brought home the Balancing Honey Facial Cleanser and couldn’t love it more. While Chariot Spirit + Home would be right at home here in Portland, it’s a lovely addition to Astoria and I can’t wait to stop in again next time I’m in town. I recommend you make the journey yourself this summer and stop in to check it out.



Chariot Spirit + Home is located at 1421 Commercial Street in Astoria, Oregon and is open Thursday through Saturday from 11AM to 6PM, Sunday from 11AM to 4PM and Monday from 11AM to 6PM. The shop is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Chariot’s online shop is coming along! Follow @chariot.home on Instagram and like Chariot.home on Facebook to keep up on new arrivals, events and sales.




Shop Visit is a Honey Kennedy series about shops and studios found in Portland and beyond. This post is by Honey Kennedy contributor Allison Burt-Tilden. Stop by her lovely blog Votre Grande Soeur