Sooo… I guess I want every piece from the new RillRill Spring/Summer 2014 jewelry collection. Beautiful, weighty white and black marble statement jewels with copper and brass bits? YES, please. I think my favorites are No. 1, No. 3, No. 7 and No. 8. I’d also love to see RillRill on brides this summer! These beauties are made by Portland designer, Katie Freedle. If you are here in town, stop by Backtalk, Katie’s lovely boutique at 3962 N. Mississippi Ave. These jewels will be there as well as a million other stunning things. More HERE.
If you haven’t been to Portland’s Half Pint yet, now is the time to check them out! The shop recently moved to N. Mississippi Ave from their previous — and somewhat hidden — location on NE 30th & Killingsworth. I love their new light-filled space and rustic decor. Half Pint specializes in second hand leather goods including boots, belts and bags for women, men and children. Their styles range from vintage western to more urban looks with a little bit of everything in between. I love seeing the amazed reactions my friends have when visiting for the first time. It’s definitely your best bet for scoring awesome vintage leather footwear!
As if the selection alone weren’t great enough, prices tend to verge on ‘screaming deal’ making Half Pint feel almost too good to be true. Plus, the new new location is, conveniently, right by some of my favorite eateries including ¿Por Que No? and Miss Delta. Whether you live close by or make a special trip to visit, be sure to stop in this no-longer-hidden gem often to check for new stock! You can also see new arrivals on Instagram and Facebook.
Half Pint is open seven days a week from 11AM–6PM and is located at 3920 N Mississippi.
Photography by Allison Burt-Tilden for Honey Kennedy.
While checking out the spring arrivals at Tenoversix, it has become clear that I have a few recurring favorite designers lately: Jesse Kamm, Shaina Mote, Calder, Creatures of Comfort, Alasdair and Samantha Pleet–most of whom I’ve featured here a few times over the years. I’ve been saddened by the huge increase of synthetic fibers being used for garments with high end prices (even by independent designers–check your fabric content, friends!), so the folks who work with natural fabrics really stand out to me season after season. Here are some of my Tenoversix shop faves below–I’ve linked the images to the items. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Tenoversix.
I’ve been a fan of Eric Trine’s for a while. He lived in Portland for a couple years while he was in grad school, but he moved his family back home to Cali this past winter. I’ve been ogling his beautiful Rod + Weave leather strap chairs (the copper!!) and now I’ve got his powder-coated Octahedron Side Tables and Octahedron Ring Planters on my mind.
I love that Eric works in a really impulsive, hands-on way by just playing with his materials. I find it refreshing because I feel like a lot of people (including myself) can become overly earnest and stagnant when they overthink design. Sometimes it’s best to just torch the tutorials, guidelines, expectations and sentimentality and just make some stuff. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Eric Trine.
The selection at Table of Contents is always fantastic and I feel like it’s especially so right now. I love all the Acne pieces–that Jules Light Mix Trench in ecru is stunning. As always, the beautiful bags from Portland designer, Sara Barner, kill me–that black weekender below is just gorgeous. They recently got in the new canvas bags with leather trim and tassels from Building Block and they’ve built up such good Comme des Garçons picks (sneakers!). Also, their housewares and objects are AMAZING–I love the TOC Studio bookstands and bookends. If you’re in Portland, stop by Table of Contents at 33 NW 4th Avenue. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Table of Contents.