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Wendy Ohlendorf

Fashion Architect written by Mary Walsh | photographed by Tim Sugden From an outsider’s perspective, fashion designer Wendy Ohlendorf’s professional life may look a bit like a game of pinball. This isn’t to say that it has been hectic, but that the designer shows determination and resilience, and knows when to restart and when to […]

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Shea Wilcox

A Resonance of Roots written by Jen Namba photographed by Tim Sugden It is a perfect summer day in Juneau, Alaska. Sweeping, snow-capped mountains tower above a crystal sea, beckoning tourists from their cruise ship balconies. Just off the pier, the sweet smell of fresh crab, the hum of friendly conversations, and the easy atmosphere […]

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Sarah Donofrio

One Imaginary Girl written by Courtney Tait | photographed by Joshua Lee Burnett For fashion designer Sarah Donofrio, inspiration comes in bursts. Her newest collection, shown on opening night of Portland’s FashioNXT and featuring a playful mix of pattern, color, and separates, came to her in a vision. “I sat down in one day and […]

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Retail Designer Panel

Recap: Design Museum Portland’s UNITE Retail Design Portland retail design experts shared inside secrets and creative insight at Pioneer Place for Design Museum Portland’s Unite Retail Design discussion. The all female panel included; Nike’s Young Athletes Global Retail Brand Director Kimberley Yaeger, ACME Scenic & Display’s VP of Sales & Marketing Suzy Alexander, and Andee […]

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David Haleston – Hip Furniture

David Knows Hip, the owner of Hip Furniture Known for its airy, carefully-curated showroom, Hip Furniture has served as one of Portland’s premier destinations for modern and contemporary furniture since 1995. At the helm of the showroom is owner David Haleston, a native Portlander with an eye for sleek mid-century looks and finely-crafted pieces. Tell […]

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FN Platform Challenge

PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy, in partnership with FN Platform, today announced the launch of the 2015 FN Platform Challenge, a hands-on, four-week, intensive footwear design master class to identify and introduce aspiring designers globally to the art of footwear design, according to PENSOLE founder D’Wayne Edwards. The FN Platform Challenge will take place June 1-26 […]

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Richard Rolfe & Jake France – Boys Fort

Manthropologists of Portland Set designers turned interior designers, Richard Rolfe, 64, and Jake France, 36, met years ago while working together at a local luxury linen company. They immediately hit it off and decided to do something where they could be their own bosses. Now, they are co-owners of Portland’s Boys Fort, a curated retail […]

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PDX Design Week

Portland’s mecca for all types of creatives The mission of DWP is “to explore the process, craft and practice of design across disciplines as seen through the lens of our city’s most vibrant independent programming.” This week allows makers and creatives to attend workshops, lectures, hands on activities and interactive guides from people who have […]

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