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daydreams of : boucherouite rugs
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Boucherouite are a form of rag rug that is most often made in Morocco or other parts of Europe. I love the colors, the organic designs and the total comfy approachability.

These ones featured here came from the following online sources: Beklina, Beldi Rugs, Pink Rug Co. and ShabbyChic.com.

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be brave : make waves
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This is one of my favorite Portland-made discoveries. Be Brave Make Waves creates these small kinetic wooden sculpture boxes, that when wound with the handle, show a boat riding on gentle undulating waves. It's magical. $38 and available from their Etsy shop or in local Portland stores.

Watch the very brief video below showing the sculptural boxes in action:

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the wrap life : shop
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I love a beautiful head wrap and these days I'm taken with The Wrap Life -- a sweet online shop based out of Brooklyn with various designs and sizes, plus a totally charming Instagram feed (@thewraplife) to follow. Check out the shop -- wraps range from $18-$40 each. Order two and get free shipping.

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new workshop ! june 21 in portland, or

inkandpaper Hey west coasters, I'm co-hosting a workshop with the super-talented Precious Bugarin for a two-part experience on the afternoon of June 21st. Hope you can make it!

Learn modern calligraphy from me + how to make and assemble classy paper goods for your special event with Precious. (She is a master at elegant and modern paper construction for menus, programs, guest books, you name it -- very cool stuff. I've taken a workshop with her in the past and enjoyed it immensely. She currently teaches graphic design and designs invitations, brands, and books in her Portland studio.

Saturday, June 21st from 12:30-4:00 pm

514 NW 9th, Portland OR 97209

$98 per person

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In our 3+ hour workshop you’ll learn:

  • How to use classic tools of calligraphy; nibs and ink
  • Techniques for beautiful writing and Paperfinger’s favorite methods
  • Best methods for preparing your calligraphy for printed wedding or party materials
  • How to make lovely + simple formats for your menu, guest book, program or favors
  • How to source paper and fun extras for your project
  • Best paper construction methods

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Snacks provided by M. Robin Cakes!

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Questions:

Please contact Precious Bugarin at hello@preciousbugarin.com or Bryn Chernoff at hello@paperfinger.com

Register here.

watermark collection : deborah osburn

cle-Watermark-Tiles-Deborah-Osburn-Tilevera-2-indigo Deborah Osburn of clé released this month a new collection of tiles, the Watermark Collection.

There are a range of color-ways available and each tile has a unique design inspired by Japanese dying techniques -- "dip, stroke, stain and wash with authentic indigo and gold verdigris pigments...dreamy, meditative, and wildly dissimilar- please expect every one of the tiles from this series to invoke the unique individuality of its namesake- watermark." Inspiring!

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(*via Design Milk)

hand-thrown ceramics : mazama
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Clean designs and appealing colors from the Portland, Oregon ceramics company, Mazama -- made by a team of designers and makers. Pieces pictured range from $30 - $65. Browse their online shop.

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