Whore-ors! That's the only word to describe what Emilio sent down the runway on last night's episode of Project Runway, which asked the 10 remaining designers to make garments out of grommets and other items found at a hardware store.
Behold: the Circus Pouf. A 20-inch spherical pillow sewn from the pieces of a traveling circus tent—or so legend would have it. You can use it as a floor cushion and sit on it. You can treat it like an ottoman and rest your feet upon it. Your pet seal can balance and roll it on his nose. And so on. It is truly the greatest pouf on earth.
Hustle over to Twist—northwest Portland's Taj Mahal of fine art, ceramics, housewares and jewelry—for a preview of their annual sale, which doesn't officially start until tomorrow. All merchandise is at least 10 percent off, but there are sale tables and cases throughout the store featuring covet-worthy treasures for up to 50 percent off. If you can't make it to the sto...
March is National Craft Month. Who says? Curiosity Group—the Portland-based boutique ad agency/content marketing firm that embraces wonderment and experimentation—and they're offering a free new craft a week for download from their dedicated National Craft Month web page. This week's craft is a More
Retail Therapist is a big fan of stuff that works, and sadly doesn't get to write about it often enough. This near-miracle cream recently appeared on her radar, and it gets a glowing review. It moisturizes, it evens out skin texture, it tones down redness and it has cleared up the rash of at least one recent user who shall be identified only by her flawless, luminous skin. More
This natty pair of black and white oxfords are a recent example of the shoe trend that has swept through this office and the rest of Portland like a fashionable footwear tsunami. Too soon to joke about tsunamis? Noted. This pair of lace-ups is called the Uselton, $80, by Aldo Shoes, Pioneer Place, 700 SW 5th Ave., (503) 274-002...
Retail Therapist is killing a few birds with this post. First up, locally designed Pigeon Toe Ceramics' spring and summer line has been launched. Check out these pendant lamps (pictured above, $128 each) and other new creations in their online store. More
Whereas one was led to believe that spring had sprung, only to be doused with a wintery cold, hard rain the very next day: And whereas there is nothing in the stores for one to buy and wear that makes any sense at all for several more weeks: And whereas last night's Project Runway was a rerun and there is nothing visually inspiring on the media horizon until the Oscar ceremony on M...
Union Rose, the boutique that brought 100 percent locally sourced clothing and accessories to Montavilla, is having a double trunk show next Friday, March 5, featuring the designers Hubris and Wonderlust. Go to the trunk show and save 10 percent on any Hubris and Wonderlust items that night. The show starts at 6pm and goes until 8:30pm. More