Thompson Street Studio

Love love love these wonderful patchwork quilts from Thompson Street Studio by Kiva Motnyk. I love her muted palettes, use of natural dyes, and clever construction. Kiva grew up in an artistic household and its communal dance, painting and photography studio in SoHo. As a textile designer and creative director, she has continued this creative environment with a new generation of artists and designers. I cannot stop ogling Kiva’s Nathalie Patchwork Quilt. I also love the Lavender Grey Patchwork Quilt, the Multi Circle Quilt (this one really reminds me of designs from the Bauhaus Art Movement!), and the Neutral Patchwork Coasters. More HERE.

Marion Graux Poteri

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my little ceramics addiction and can understand why Marion Graux’s pottery creations aren’t going to stop haunting my mind anytime soon. My gift to myself over the holidays was to add to my small, but beguiling, handmade ceramic cups collection. I seem to have a “type” — ballerina watercolor hues worn by a useful vessel. Marion’s work is my type — I’m so enamored with her simple, imperfect, charming plates, cups, and bowls. I’m particularly gaga for that painter’s palette of sweet little plates. I will just be here daydreaming about traveling to Marion’s magnificent studio in the French countryside and packing up a few of her pieces to take back home. I couldn’t agree more when Marion says, “I take a lot of pleasure and care in small everyday things.” Moi aussi! More HERE and HERE.

Images courtesy of Marion Graux + studio photos from The Garnered.

Wolcott Takemoto

The ladies from Wolcott Takemoto, Joy Wolcott and Natasha Takemoto, have created such a beautiful collection for spring! Some notable aspects from the collection that I’m really into: linen, silk, combed cotton, big gingham, chartreuse charmeuse, skirts and dresses with pockets, culottes, and cropped sailor pants. Also, there are so many pieces that would be good for when it gets really hot out. I think my favorite pieces are the linen Joni Tank, the Black Gingham Trumpet Pant, the Black Cotton Trumpet Pant, the Pink Joni Dress (and the Mesquite Linen one!), the Penny Vashon Dress, the silk Diane Blouse, the silky Lime Kepu Dress, the Jane Skirt Pant, the Black Linen Knavish Culotte, the Carol Jumpsuit, the Black Shibata Jumpsuit, and all the Shadow Skirts. More HERE.

♥ Portland friends! Find Wolcott Takemoto at Shop Boswell — at 729 SE Morrison St. ♥

PDX Event: Samples & Seconds Sale

SAMPLE & SECONDS SALE Sunday, April 22 12PM to 4PM 729 SE Morrison St

Shop Boswell and friends are having a HUGE sample and seconds sale this weekend!! Stop by Shop Boswell this Sunday from NOON-4PM for a lovely event full of beautiful handmade things from Brookes Boswell, Tiro Tiro, Open Air Museum, BLTN Jewelry, High Society Collection, Primecut, Barrow PDX, Ara Handbags, The Granite, Gary Bodker, and Matthew Philip Williams. There will be super crazy low prices up to 50% off.

You’ll find both wonderful things marked way down because they were on display, prototypes or have minor flaws (often barely noticeable) that make them not quite retail quality standards ready AND designs from past seasons that are perfectly awesome. Find hats, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, lighting, home goods, accessories, and many other dreamy things from fantastic designers. Come early for the best selection! Shop Boswell is located at 729 SE Morrison St. See you there! ♥

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Images courtesy of Shop Boswell. Photography: Laura Dart

Spring at Una

I was just getting lost in the pretty spring pieces at Una that Giovanna has been bringing in. While wearing super bright colors, like the amazing sheer designs from Barbara Bologna, is not my bag, I am so happy thinking about a few of my more flashy friends (*jazz hands*) wearing them out and about. Other than BB, my current Una faves include a lot from Mina Perhonen, Tata Christiane, A Détacher, Pleats Please, Hildur Yeoman, Quetsche, and Pas De Calais. I’ve linked all my picks below and some of my very favorites are the linen Jour Jacket, the Spring Coat, the Bird Boat Jacket, the Meadow Dress, the Stitched Dress, the Dario Dress, the Garden Patchwork Dress, the Drawing Dress, the Silver Dress, and the Circle Dress. So… I guess, I’ve got dresses on the brain? And a few jackets! Find way more HERE.

Portland friends — you can shop Una in person at 922 SE Ankeny St.!

Images courtesy of Una.