Join us this weekend at The Cleaners next to the Ace Hotel along with 10 other local boutiques for some major sale shopping. We're bringing men's and women's spring clothing, shoes and accessories discounted up to 75% off. You won’t want to miss this event! Make sure to like the PDX Collective Sale page to stay updated on future events.
It still feels like winter in Portland and our favorite cold weather record right now is Holiday, the first full length album by Port St. Willow, aka Nick Principe. A follow up to the project’s first EP, Even//Wasteland (2010), Holiday was recorded over the course of a year at Principe’s Portland studio. Full of falsetto, guitar echoes, driving percussion and layers of ambient sound, Holiday accomplishes as much intrigue in the swells as it does in the empty spaces. Written, recorded and produced by Principe, the album represents all that is good in the DIY Portland music scene. It's the perfect record to take with you on a winter escape to the Oregon coast.
Principe describes the album as meditative, “Holiday is a love record to no one. A recognition of an ending, and an awakening of the self - unarmored and honest.” The digital album is available to download on the Port St. Willow website, and the hand-stamped limited edition CD is available to order until the end of the month (images below). Listen to one of our favorite tracks on the record, "North".
Hailing from Arcadia, California, Railcar Denim is the latest addition to our hand-picked premium denim collection at Lizard Lounge. Railcar Fine Goods uses originally designed patterns and crafts their denim using older, traditional, manual and rare vintage sewing equipment including black Union Special and Singer machines.
Railcar Fine Goods founder Steven Gang got his start at the Los Angeles Metro fixing and repairing passenger trains. His mechanical background is reflected in his work, “Every stitch has a function, every angle has a function and with function comes beauty.”
Look for the two styles of Railcar Denim at the Lounge:
The Spikes X001 made of 13.5oz American Cone denim with a red line selvedge edge
The Spikes X009 made of 16oz Japanese denim with a red line selvedge edge
Labels: In Store
Oregon has its fair share of haunted places, although none are quite as intentional as one of the newest city funded public artwork on SE Grand. The project titled Inversion: Plus Minus features “ghost structures” at sites where industrial buildings once stood like The Phoenix Cast Iron Foundry on Hawthorne. These public artworks are managed by Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) and selected by a panel of local artists and community members as a part of the city’s 2% for Art program.
The skeletal steel sculptures are re-imaginings of buildings past by Seattle-based artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio. Graduates of the University of Oregon School of Architecture & Allied Arts, Han and Mihalyo use weathered steel angle iron to create the mysterious structures. The artists received the 2007-08 Rome Prize for Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. Both sculptures are slated for completion by the end of the year.
Labels: Art and Design